American Standard Version
To respect the person of the wicked is not good, Nor to turn aside the righteous in judgment.
King James Bible
It is not good to accept the person of the wicked, to overthrow the righteous in judgment.
Darby Bible Translation
It is not good to accept the person of the wicked, to wrong the righteous in judgment.
World English Bible
To be partial to the faces of the wicked is not good, nor to deprive the innocent of justice.
Young's Literal Translation
Acceptance of the face of the wicked is not good, To turn aside the righteous in judgment.
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LibraryPride and Humility
A sermon (No. 97) delivered on Sabbath Morning, August 17, 1856 by C. H. Spurgeon. "Before destruction the heart of man is haughty, and before honor is humility."--Proverbs 18:12. Almost every event has its prophetic prelude. It is an old and common saying that "coming events cast their shadows before them;" the wise man teaches us the same lesson in the verse before us. When destruction walks through the land it casts its shadow; it is in the shape of pride. When honor visits a man's house it casts …
C.H. Spurgeon—Sermons on Proverbs
Pride and Humility
Of the Character of the Unregenerate.
"Boast not Thyself of To-Morrow, for Thou Knowest not what a Day May Bring Forth. "
Thou shalt not follow a multitude to do evil; neither shalt thou speak in a cause to turn aside after a multitude to wrest justice :
Thou shalt not wrest the justice due to thy poor in his cause.
Ye shall do no unrighteousness in judgment: thou shalt not respect the person of the poor, nor honor the person of the mighty; but in righteousness shalt thou judge thy neighbor.
Ye shall not respect persons in judgment; ye shall hear the small and the great alike; ye shall not be afraid of the face of man; for the judgment is God's: and the cause that is too hard for you ye shall bring unto me, and I will hear it.
Thou shalt not wrest justice: thou shalt not respect persons; neither shalt thou take a bribe; for a bribe doth blind the eyes of the wise, and pervert the words of the righteous.
How long will ye judge unjustly, And respect the persons of the wicked? Selah
He that justifieth the wicked, and he that condemneth the righteous, Both of them alike are an abomination to Jehovah.
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