Proverbs 17:15
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New International Version
Acquitting the guilty and condemning the innocent-- the LORD detests them both.

New Living Translation
Acquitting the guilty and condemning the innocent--both are detestable to the LORD.

English Standard Version
He who justifies the wicked and he who condemns the righteous are both alike an abomination to the LORD.

New American Standard Bible
He who justifies the wicked and he who condemns the righteous, Both of them alike are an abomination to the LORD.

King James Bible
He that justifieth the wicked, and he that condemneth the just, even they both are abomination to the LORD.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Acquitting the guilty and condemning the just-- both are detestable to the LORD.

International Standard Version
Exonerating the wicked and condemning the righteous are both detestable to the LORD.

NET Bible
The one who acquits the guilty and the one who condemns the innocent--both of them are an abomination to the LORD.

New Heart English Bible
He who justifies the wicked, and he who condemns the righteous, both of them alike are an abomination to the LORD.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
He that justifies the evil and condemns the righteous is defiled in front of Lord Jehovah.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Whoever approves of wicked people and whoever condemns righteous people is disgusting to the LORD.

JPS Tanakh 1917
He that justifieth the wicked, and he that condemneth the righteous, Even they both are an abomination to the LORD.

New American Standard 1977
He who justifies the wicked, and he who condemns the righteous,
            Both of them alike are an abomination to the LORD.

Jubilee Bible 2000
He that justifies the wicked and he that condemns the just, even they both are abomination to the LORD.

King James 2000 Bible
He that justifies the wicked, and he that condemns the just, even they both are abomination to the LORD.

American King James Version
He that justifies the wicked, and he that comdemns the just, even they both are abomination to the LORD.

American Standard Version
He that justifieth the wicked, and he that condemneth the righteous, Both of them alike are an abomination to Jehovah.

Douay-Rheims Bible
He that justifieth the wicked, and he that condemneth the just, both are abominable before God.

Darby Bible Translation
He that justifieth the wicked, and he that condemneth the righteous, even they both are abomination to Jehovah.

English Revised Version
He that justifieth the wicked, and he that condemneth the righteous, both of them alike are an abomination to the LORD.

Webster's Bible Translation
He that justifieth the wicked, and he that condemneth the just, even they both are abomination to the LORD.

World English Bible
He who justifies the wicked, and he who condemns the righteous, both of them alike are an abomination to Yahweh.

Young's Literal Translation
Whoso is justifying the wicked, And condemning the righteous, Even both of these are an abomination to Jehovah.
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
17:8. Those who set their hearts upon money, will do any thing for it. What influence should the gifts of God have on our hearts! 9. The way to preserve peace is to make the best of every thing; not to notice what has been said or done against ourselves. 10. A gentle reproof will enter, not only into the head, but into the heart of a wise man. 11. Satan, and the messengers of Satan, shall be let loose upon an evil man. 12. Let us watch over our own passions, and avoid the company of furious men. 13. To render evil for good is devilish. He that does so, brings a curse upon his family. 14. What danger there is in the beginning of strife! Resist its earliest display; and leave it off, if it were possible, before you begin. 15. It is an offence to God to acquit the guilty, or to condemn those who are not guilty. 16. Man's neglect of God's favour and his own interest is very absurd. 17. No change of outward circumstances should abate our affection for our friends or relatives. But no friend, except Christ, deserves unlimited confidence. In Him this text did receive, and still receives its most glorious fulfilment. 18. Let not any wrong their families. Yet Christ's becoming Surety for men, was a glorious display of Divine wisdom; for he was able to discharge the bond.
Study Bible
Better a Dry Morsel with Quietness
14The beginning of strife is like letting out water, So abandon the quarrel before it breaks out. 15He who justifies the wicked and he who condemns the righteous, Both of them alike are an abomination to the LORD. 16Why is there a price in the hand of a fool to buy wisdom, When he has no sense?…
Cross References
Exodus 23:7
"Keep far from a false charge, and do not kill the innocent or the righteous, for I will not acquit the guilty.

Psalm 94:21
They band themselves together against the life of the righteous And condemn the innocent to death.

Proverbs 17:26
It is also not good to fine the righteous, Nor to strike the noble for their uprightness.

Proverbs 18:5
To show partiality to the wicked is not good, Nor to thrust aside the righteous in judgment.

Proverbs 24:24
He who says to the wicked, "You are righteous," Peoples will curse him, nations will abhor him;

Proverbs 31:5
For they will drink and forget what is decreed, And pervert the rights of all the afflicted.

Isaiah 5:20
Woe to those who call evil good, and good evil; Who substitute darkness for light and light for darkness; Who substitute bitter for sweet and sweet for bitter!

Isaiah 5:23
Who justify the wicked for a bribe, And take away the rights of the ones who are in the right!

Lamentations 3:35
To deprive a man of justice In the presence of the Most High,
Treasury of Scripture

He that justifies the wicked, and he that comdemns the just, even they both are abomination to the LORD.

that justifieth

Proverbs 24:23,24 These things also belong to the wise. It is not good to have respect …

Exodus 23:7 Keep you far from a false matter; and the innocent and righteous …

1 Kings 21:13 And there came in two men, children of Belial, and sat before him: …

Isaiah 5:23 Which justify the wicked for reward, and take away the righteousness …

Isaiah 55:8,9 For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, …

Ezekiel 22:27-29 Her princes in the middle thereof are like wolves ravening the prey, …

Amos 5:7,12 You who turn judgment to wormwood, and leave off righteousness in the earth…

Amos 6:12 Shall horses run on the rock? will one plow there with oxen? for …

Luke 23:18-25 And they cried out all at once, saying, Away with this man, and release …

Romans 4:5 But to him that works not, but believes on him that justifies the …

James 5:6 You have condemned and killed the just; and he does not resist you.

abomination

Proverbs 6:16 These six things does the LORD hate: yes, seven are an abomination to him:

Proverbs 11:1 A false balance is abomination to the LORD: but a just weight is his delight.

Proverbs 15:8 The sacrifice of the wicked is an abomination to the LORD: but the …

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