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Behold, a king shall reign in righteousness,

and princes shall rule in justice. A man shall be as a hiding place from the wind, and a covert from the storm, as streams of water in a dry place, as the shade of a large rock in a weary land.

The eyes of those who see will not be dim, and the ears of those who hear will listen.

The fool will no longer be called noble, nor the scoundrel be highly respected. The heart of the rash will understand knowledge, and the tongue of the stammerers will be ready to speak plainly.

For the fool will speak folly, and his heart will work iniquity, to practice profanity, and to utter error against Yahweh, to make empty the soul of the hungry, and to cause the drink of the thirsty to fail.

The ways of the scoundrel are evil. He devises wicked plans to destroy the humble with lying words, even when the needy speaks right.

But the noble devises noble things; and he will continue in noble things.