Parallel Verses

Darby Translation

If a ruler hearken to lying words, 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.

A Conservative Version

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

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 uttereth all his mind; but a wise man keepeth it back. 12 If a ruler hearken to lying words, all his servants are wicked. 13 The indigent and the oppressor meet together; Jehovah lighteneth the eyes of them both.



Cross References

1 Samuel 22:8-23

that all of you have conspired against me, and there is none that informs me when my son has made a covenant with the son of Jesse; and there is none of you that is sorry for me, or informs me that my son has stirred up my servant as a lier-in-wait against me, as at this day?

1 Samuel 23:19-23

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

2 Samuel 3:7-11

And Saul had a concubine whose name was Rizpah, the daughter of Aiah. And Ishbosheth said to Abner, Why hast 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 in about the heat of the day into the house of Ishbosheth, who was taking his noonday rest.

1 Kings 21:11-13

And the men of his city, the elders and the nobles that dwelt in his city, did as Jezebel had sent to them, as it was written in the letter that she had sent to them:

2 Kings 10:6-7

And he wrote a letter the second time to them saying, If ye are mine, and will hearken to my voice, take the heads of the men your master's sons, and come to me to Jizreel to-morrow at this time. Now the king's sons, seventy persons, were with the great men of the city, who brought them up.

Psalm 52:2-4

Thy tongue deviseth mischievous things, like a sharp razor, practising deceit.

Psalm 101:5-7

Whoso secretly slandereth his neighbour, him will I destroy; him that hath a high look and a proud heart will I not suffer.

Proverbs 20:8

A king sitting on the throne of judgment scattereth away all evil with his eyes.

Proverbs 25:23

The north wind bringeth forth rain, and the angry countenance a backbiting tongue.

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