Proverbs 29 :12

Proverbs 29 :12 Translations

American King James Version (AKJV)

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

King James Version (KJV)

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

American Standard Version (ASV)

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

Basic English Translation (BBE)

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

Webster's Revision

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.

English Revised Version (ERV)

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

Definitions for Proverbs 29 :12

Clarke's Commentary on Proverbs 29 :12

If a ruler hearken to lies - Wherever the system of espionage is permitted to prevail, there the system of falsity is established; for he who is capable of being a spy and informer, is not only capable of telling and swearing lies, but also of cutting his king's or even his father's throat. I have seen cases, where the same spy received pay from both parties, and deceived both.

Barnes' Commentary on Proverbs 29 :12

All his servants are wicked - They know what will please, and they become informers and backbiters.

Wesley's Commentary on Proverbs 29 :12

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