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If a ruler pays attention to false information, all his officials will be liars.
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A prince that gladly heareth lying words, hath all his servants wicked.
Proverbs 20:8 The king, that sitteth on the throne of judgment, scattereth away all evil with his look.
Proverbs 25:23 The north wind driveth away rain, as doth a sad countenance a backbiting tongue.
1 Samuel 22:8 That all of you have conspired against me, and there is no one to inform me, especially when even my son hath entered into league with the son of Isai? There is not one of you that pitieth my case, nor that giveth me any information: because my son hath raised up my servant against me, plotting against me to this day.
1 Samuel 23:19-23 And the Ziphites went up to Saul, in Gabaa, saying: Lo, doth not David lie hid with us in the strong holds of the wood, in mount Hachila, which is on the right hand of the desert. . . .
2 Samuel 3:7-11 And Saul had a concubine named Respha, the daughter of Aia. And Isboseth said to Abner: . . .
2 Samuel 4:5-12 And the sons of Remmon the Berothite, Rechab and Baana coming, went into the house of Isboseth in the heat of the day: and he was sleeping upon his bed at noon. And the doorkeeper of the house, who was cleansing wheat, was fallen asleep. . . .
1 Kings 21:11-13 And the men of his city, the ancients and nobles, that dwelt with him in the city, did as Jezabel had commanded them, and as it was written in the letters which she had sent to them; . . .
2 Kings 10:6,7 And he wrote letters the second time to them, saying: If you be mine, and will obey me, take the heads of the sons of your master, and come to me to Jezrahel by tomorrow at this time. Now the king's sons, being seventy men, were brought up with the chief men of the city. . . .
Psalm 52:2-4 All the day long thy tongue hath devised injustice: as a sharp razor, thou hast wrought deceit. . . .
Psalm 101:5-7 The man that in private detracted his neighbour, him did I persecute. With him that had a proud eye, and an unsatiable heart, I would not eat. . . .
ContextThe Stiff-Necked will Be Destroyed
…11A fool uttereth all his mind: a wise man deferreth, and keepeth it till afterwards. 12A prince that gladly heareth lying words, hath all his servants wicked.13The poor man and the creditor have met one another: the Lord is the enlightener of them both.…
1 Kings 12:14
And he spoke to them according to the counsel of the young men, saying: My father made your yoke heavy, but I will add to your yoke: My father beat you with whips, but I will beat you with scorpions.
2 Kings 21:9
But they hearkened not: but were seduced by Manasses, to do evil more than the nations which the Lord destroyed before the children of Israel.
But neither he, nor his servants, nor the people of the land did obey the words of the Lord, that he spoke in the hand of Jeremiah the prophet.
Additional TranslationsIf a ruler listens to lies, all his officials will be wicked.If a ruler listen to lies, all his servants are wicked.
If a ruler hearkeneth to falsehood, All his servants are wicked.
When a king hearkens to unjust language, all his subjects are transgressors.
If a ruler hearken to lying words, all his servants are wicked.
If a ruler hearkeneth to falsehood, all his servants are wicked.
If a ruler hearkeneth to lies, all his servants are wicked.
If a ruler listens to lies, all of his officials are wicked.
A ruler who is attending to lying words, All his ministers are wicked.
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