Proverbs 29:4
מֶלֶךְ בְּמִשְׁפָּט יַעֲמִיד אָרֶץ וְאִישׁ תְּרוּמוֹת יֶהֶרְסֶנָּה:
By justice a ruler sustains the land, but a fraudulent person tears it down. [JPS translation edited for gender neutrality]

Suggested Discussion Questions:

1. Is justice enough?

2. Does the text place the responsibility for justice on the ruler, the people, or both?

Time Period: Biblical (early ancestors to 165 BCE)