Proverbs 29:12
NASB Lexicon
NASB ©HebrewStrong'sOrigin
If a rulerמֹ֭שֵׁל
4910: to rule, have dominion, reigna prim. root
pays attentionמַקְשִׁ֣יב
7181: to incline (ears), attenda prim. root
to falsehood,שָׁ֑קֶר
8267: deception, disappointment, falsehoodfrom an unused word
3605: the whole, allfrom kalal
his ministersמְשָׁרְתָ֥יו
8334: to minister, servea prim. root
[become] wicked.רְשָׁעִֽים׃
7563: wicked, criminalfrom an unused word

KJV Lexicon
If a ruler
mashal  (maw-shal')
to rule -- (have, make to have) dominion, governor, indeed, reign, (bear, cause to, have) rule(-ing, -r), have power.
qashab  (kaw-shab')
to prick up the ears, i.e. hearken -- attend, (cause to) hear(-ken), give heed, incline, mark (well), regard.
to lies
dabar  (daw-baw')
a word; by implication, a matter (as spoken of) or thing; adverbially, a cause
sheqer  (sheh'-ker)
an untruth; by implication, a sham (often adverbial) -- without a cause, deceit(-ful), false(-hood, -ly), feignedly, liar, + lie, lying, vain (thing), wrongfully.
all his servants
sharath  (shaw-rath')
to attend as a menial or worshipper; figuratively, to contribute to -- minister (unto), (do) serve(-ant, -ice, -itor), wait on.
are wicked
rasha`  (raw-shaw')
morally wrong; concretely, an (actively) bad person -- + condemned, guilty, ungodly, wicked (man), that did wrong.
Parallel Verses
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.

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.

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