Parallel Verses

International Standard Version

When a ruler is listening to lies, all of his officials tend to become 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.

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.

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 The fool vents all his feelings, but the wise person keeps them to himself. 12 When a ruler is listening to lies, all of his officials tend to become wicked. 13 The poor man and the oppressor have this in common: the LORD gave them both eyes with which to see.



Cross References

1 Samuel 22:8-23

But all of you have conspired against me, and no one tells me about my son's covenant with Jesse's son. None of you feels sorry for me and tells me that my son has stirred up my servant against me to lie in wait, as he's doing this day."

1 Samuel 23:19-23

People from Ziph came up to Saul at Gibeah and informed him, "David is hiding with us in the strongholds in Horesh and on the hill of Hachilah south of Jeshimon, isn't he?

2 Samuel 3:7-11

Meanwhile, Saul had a mistress named Rizpah, who was the daughter of Aiah. Ish-bosheth asked Abner, "Why did you have sex with my father's mistress?"

2 Samuel 4:5-12

Rechab and Baanah, the sons of Rimmon the Beerothite, left and arrived during the hottest part of the day at the home of Ish-bosheth while he was taking a noon day nap.

1 Kings 21:11-13

So the leading men of the city, along with the elders and nobles who lived there, did precisely what Jezebel had directed them to do. They followed the instructions that she had set forth in the memos:

2 Kings 10:6-7

But Jehu wrote them another letter: "If you're loyal to me, and if you intend to obey my commands, then bring the heads of your master's sons and meet me in Jezreel about this time tomorrow."

Psalm 52:2-4

Your tongue, like a sharp razor, devises wicked things and crafts treachery.

Psalm 101:5-7

I will destroy the one who secretly slanders a friend. I will not allow the proud and haughty to prevail.

Proverbs 20:8

A king sits on a throne of justice, sifting out all sorts of evil with his glance.

Proverbs 25:23

The north wind brings rain, and a backbiting tongue an angry look.

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