When the righteous increase, the people rejoice,
but when a wicked person rules, the people groan. Bible see other translations

“groan.” The problems and pain that wicked rulers cause are very real, and in those times the people who are ruled over groan from pain and burden. In the countries like the USA that allow people to elect their rulers, it is important to elect rulers who value personal choice and freedom, instead of those who think that the government can run someone’s life better than they themselves can.

Commentary for: Proverbs 29:2