By me princes rule, and nobles, even all the judges of the earth.
– Proverbs 8:16
Like in the previous verse, wisdom is the good of any good authority on earth. Wisdom is required to hold authority without abuse or vainglory. Wisdom will restrain unrighteousness and teach hatred of “evil: pride, and arrogancy, and the evil way, and the froward mouth” (Proverbs 8:13). These things are all the corruption of power and lead to oppression, extortion, and perversion of justice. These are all things that afflict men when the foolish wicked bear rule (Proverbs 29:2).