Proverbs 29:12

12 If a ruler listens to lies, all his officials become wicked.

Proverbs 29:12 in Other Translations

KJV
12 If a ruler hearken to lies, all his servants are wicked.
ESV
12 If a ruler listens to falsehood, all his officials will be wicked.
NLT
12 If a ruler pays attention to liars, all his advisers will be wicked.
MSG
12 When a leader listens to malicious gossip, all the workers get infected with evil.
CSB
12 If a ruler listens to lies, all his servants will be wicked.

Proverbs 29:12 In-Context

10 The bloodthirsty hate a person of integrity and seek to kill the upright.
11 Fools give full vent to their rage, but the wise bring calm in the end.
12 If a ruler listens to lies, all his officials become wicked.
13 The poor and the oppressor have this in common: The LORD gives sight to the eyes of both.
14 If a king judges the poor with fairness, his throne will be established forever.

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