Proverbs 29:12
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New International Version
If a ruler listens to lies, all his officials become wicked.

New Living Translation
If a ruler pays attention to liars, all his advisers will be wicked.

English Standard Version
If a ruler listens to falsehood, all his officials will be wicked.

New American Standard Bible
If a ruler pays attention to falsehood, All his ministers become wicked.

King James Bible
If a ruler hearken to lies, all his servants are wicked.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
If a ruler listens to lies, all his officials will be wicked.

International Standard Version
When a ruler is listening to lies, all of his officials tend to become wicked.

NET Bible
If a ruler listens to lies, all his ministers will be wicked.

New Heart English Bible
If a ruler listens to lies, all of his officials are wicked.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
All the Servants of a Prince that hears a lying word are evil.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
If a ruler pays attention to lies, all his servants become wicked.

JPS Tanakh 1917
If a ruler hearkeneth to falsehood, All his servants are wicked.

New American Standard 1977
If a ruler pays attention to falsehood,
            All his ministers become wicked.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Of the ruler who hearkens unto the lying word, all his ministers are evil.

King James 2000 Bible
If a ruler hearkens to lies, all his servants are wicked.

American King James Version
If a ruler listen to lies, all his servants are wicked.

American Standard Version
If a ruler hearkeneth to falsehood, All his servants are wicked.

Douay-Rheims Bible
A prince that gladly heareth lying words, hath all his servants wicked.

Darby Bible Translation
If a ruler hearken to lying words, all his servants are wicked.

English Revised Version
If a ruler hearkeneth to falsehood, all his servants are wicked.

Webster's Bible Translation
If a ruler hearkeneth to lies, all his servants are wicked.

World English Bible
If a ruler listens to lies, all of his officials are wicked.

Young's Literal Translation
A ruler who is attending to lying words, All his ministers are wicked.
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
29:11. He is a fool who tells every thing he knows, and can keep no counsel. 12. One who loves flatterers, and hearkens to slanderers, causes his servants to become liars and false accusers. 13. Some are poor, others have a great deal of deceitful riches. They meet in the business of this world; the Lord gives to both the comforts of this life. To some of both sorts he gives his grace. 14. The rich will look to themselves, but the poor and needy the prince must defend and plead for. 15. Parents must consider the benefit of due correction, and the mischief of undue indulgence. 16. Let not the righteous have their faith and hope shocked by the increase of sin and sinners, but let them wait with patience. 17. Children must not be suffered to go without rebuke when they do amiss. 18. How bare does a place look without Bibles and ministers! and what an easy prey is it to the enemy of souls! That gospel is an open vision, which holds forth Christ, which humbles the sinner and exalts the Saviour, which promotes holiness in the life and conversation: and these are precious truths to keep the soul alive, and prevent it from perishing.
Study Bible
The Stiff-Necked will Be Destroyed
11A fool always loses his temper, But a wise man holds it back. 12If a ruler pays attention to falsehood, All his ministers become wicked. 13The poor man and the oppressor have this in common: The LORD gives light to the eyes of both.…
Cross References
1 Kings 12:14
and he spoke to them according to the advice of the young men, saying, "My father made your yoke heavy, but I will add to your yoke; my father disciplined you with whips, but I will discipline you with scorpions."

2 Kings 21:9
But they did not listen, and Manasseh seduced them to do evil more than the nations whom the LORD destroyed before the sons of Israel.

Jeremiah 37:2
But neither he nor his servants nor the people of the land listened to the words of the LORD which He spoke through Jeremiah the prophet.
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