"By me kings reign, And rulers decree justice.
Wisdom strengthens a wise man more than ten rulers who are in a city.
A wise king winnows the wicked, And drives the threshing wheel over them.
A poor yet wise lad is better than an old and foolish king who no longer knows how to receive instruction.
A leader who is a great oppressor lacks understanding, But he who hates unjust gain will prolong his days.
Men came from all peoples to hear the wisdom of Solomon, from all the kings of the earth who had heard of his wisdom.
So King Solomon became greater than all the kings of the earth in riches and in wisdom.
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