Parallel Verses

A Conservative Version

If a ruler hearkens to falsehood, all his servants are wicked.

New American Standard Bible

If a ruler pays attention to falsehood, All his ministers become wicked.

King James Version

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

Holman 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.

American Standard Version

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

Amplified

If a ruler listens to falsehood, all his officials will become wicked.

Bible in Basic English

If a ruler gives attention to false words, all his servants are evil-doers.

Darby Translation

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

Jubilee 2000 Bible

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

Julia Smith Translation

A ruler listening to the word of falsehood, all serving him are unjust

King James 2000

If a ruler hearkens to lies, all his servants are wicked.

Lexham Expanded Bible

A ruler listening to a word of falsehood, all his officials are wicked.

Modern King James verseion

If a ruler listens to lies, all his servants are wicked.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

If a prince delight in lies, all his servants are ungodly.

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.

The Emphasized Bible

When a ruler giveth heed to the word of falsehood, all his attendants, become lawless.

Webster

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.

Youngs Literal Translation

A ruler who is attending to lying words, All his ministers are wicked.

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
If a ruler
משׁל 
Mashal 
Usage: 81

קשׁב 
Qashab 
Usage: 46

to lies
דּבר 
Dabar 
Usage: 1438

שׁרת 
Sharath 
Usage: 99

Verse Info

Context Readings

All About Life

11 A fool utters all his anger, but a wise man keeps it back and calms it. 12 If a ruler hearkens to falsehood, all his servants are wicked. 13 The poor man and the oppressor meet together. LORD enlightens the eyes of them both.



Cross References

1 Samuel 22:8-23

that all of you have conspired against me, and there is none who discloses to me when my son makes a league with the son of Jesse. And there is none of you who is sorry for me, or discloses to me that my son has stirred up my serva

1 Samuel 23:19-23

Then the Ziphites came up to Saul to Gibeah, saying, Does not David hide himself with us in the strongholds in the forest, in the hill of Hachilah, which is on the south of the desert?

2 Samuel 3:7-11

Now Saul had a concubine whose name was Rizpah, the daughter of Aiah. And [Ish-bosheth] said to Abner, Why have thou gone in to my father's concubine?

2 Samuel 4:5-12

And the sons of Rimmon the Beerothite, Rechab and Baanah, went, and came about the heat of the day to the house of Ish-bosheth, as he took his rest at noon.

1 Kings 21:11-13

And the men of his city, even the elders and the nobles who dwelt in his city, did as Jezebel had sent to them, according as it was written in the letters which she had sent to them.

2 Kings 10:6-7

Then he wrote a letter the second time to them, saying, If ye be on my side, and if ye will hearken to my voice, take ye the heads of the men your master's sons, and come to me to Jezreel by tomorrow this time. Now the king's sons,

Psalm 52:2-4

Thy tongue devises wickedness, like a sharp razor, working deceitfully.

Psalm 101:5-7

He who slanders his neighbor secretly, him I will destroy. He who has a high look and a proud heart I will not endure.

Proverbs 20:8

A king who sits on the throne of judgment scatters away all evil with his eyes.

Proverbs 25:23

The north wind brings forth rain. So does a backbiting tongue, an angry countenance.

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