Proverbs 29:12
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New American Standard Bible
If a ruler pays attention to falsehood, All his ministers become wicked.

King James Bible
If a ruler hearken to lies, all his servants are wicked.

Darby Bible Translation
If a ruler hearken to lying words, all his servants are wicked.

World English Bible
If a ruler listens to lies, all of his officials are wicked.

Young's Literal Translation
A ruler who is attending to lying words, All his ministers are wicked.

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Barnes' Notes on the Bible

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

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The Baptismal Covenant Can be Kept Unbroken. Aim and Responsibility of Parents.
We have gone "to the Law and to the Testimony" to find out what the nature and benefits of Baptism are. We have gathered out of the Word all the principal passages bearing on this subject. We have grouped them together, and studied them side by side. We have noticed that their sense is uniform, clear, and strong. Unless we are willing to throw aside all sound principles of interpretation, we can extract from the words of inspiration only one meaning, and that is that the baptized child is, by virtue
G. H. Gerberding—The Way of Salvation in the Lutheran Church

For, Concerning False Witness, which is Set Down in the Ten Commands of The...
36. For, concerning false witness, which is set down in the ten commands of the Law, it can indeed in no wise be contended that love of truth may at heart be preserved, and false witness brought forth to him unto whom the witness is borne. For, when it is said to God only, then it is only in the heart that the truth is to be embraced: but when it is said to man, then must we with the mouth also of the body bring forth truth, because man is not an inspector of the heart. But then, touching the witness
St. Augustine—On Lying

Cross References
1 Kings 12:14
and he spoke to them according to the advice of the young men, saying, "My father made your yoke heavy, but I will add to your yoke; my father disciplined you with whips, but I will discipline you with scorpions."

2 Kings 21:9
But they did not listen, and Manasseh seduced them to do evil more than the nations whom the LORD destroyed before the sons of Israel.

Jeremiah 37:2
But neither he nor his servants nor the people of the land listened to the words of the LORD which He spoke through Jeremiah the prophet.

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