Proverbs 24:23
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New International Version
These also are sayings of the wise: To show partiality in judging is not good:

New Living Translation
Here are some further sayings of the wise: It is wrong to show favoritism when passing judgment.

English Standard Version
These also are sayings of the wise. Partiality in judging is not good.

New American Standard Bible
These also are sayings of the wise. To show partiality in judgment is not good.

King James Bible
These things also belong to the wise. It is not good to have respect of persons in judgment.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
These sayings also belong to the wise: It is not good to show partiality in judgment.

International Standard Version
Here are some more proverbs from wise people: It isn't good to show partiality in judgment.

NET Bible
These sayings also are from the wise: To show partiality in judgment is terrible:

New Heart English Bible
These also are sayings of the wise. To show partiality in judgment is not good.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
I say these things to the wise; to accept persons in judgment is not good

GOD'S WORD® Translation
These also are the sayings of wise people: Showing partiality as a judge is not good.

JPS Tanakh 1917
These also are sayings of the wise. To have respect of persons in judgment is not good.

New American Standard 1977
These also are sayings of the wise.
            To show partiality in judgment is not good.

Jubilee Bible 2000
These things also belong to the wise. It is not good to have respect of persons in judgment.

King James 2000 Bible
These things also belong to the wise. It is not good to have partiality in judgment.

American King James Version
These things also belong to the wise. It is not good to have respect of persons in judgment.

American Standard Version
These also are'sayings of the wise. To have respect of persons in judgment is not good.

Douay-Rheims Bible
These things also to the wise: It is not good to have respect to persons in judgment.

Darby Bible Translation
These things also come from the wise. It is not good to have respect of persons in judgment.

English Revised Version
These also are sayings of the wise. To have respect of persons in judgment is not good.

Webster's Bible Translation
These things also belong to the wise. It is not good to have respect of persons in judgment.

World English Bible
These also are sayings of the wise. To show partiality in judgment is not good.

Young's Literal Translation
These also are for the wise: -- To discern faces in judgment is not good.
Study Bible
Further Sayings of the Wise
22For their calamity will rise suddenly, And who knows the ruin that comes from both of them? 23These also are sayings of the wise. To show partiality in judgment is not good. 24He who says to the wicked, "You are righteous," Peoples will curse him, nations will abhor him;…
Cross References
Deuteronomy 1:17
'You shall not show partiality in judgment; you shall hear the small and the great alike. You shall not fear man, for the judgment is God's. The case that is too hard for you, you shall bring to me, and I will hear it.'

Deuteronomy 16:19
"You shall not distort justice; you shall not be partial, and you shall not take a bribe, for a bribe blinds the eyes of the wise and perverts the words of the righteous.

Job 13:8
"Will you show partiality for Him? Will you contend for God?

Proverbs 1:6
To understand a proverb and a figure, The words of the wise and their riddles.

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

Proverbs 22:17
Incline your ear and hear the words of the wise, And apply your mind to my knowledge;

Proverbs 28:21
To show partiality is not good, Because for a piece of bread a man will transgress.
Treasury of Scripture

These things also belong to the wise. It is not good to have respect of persons in judgment.

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Psalm 107:43 Whoever is wise, and will observe these things, even they shall understand …

Ecclesiastes 8:1-5 Who is as the wise man? and who knows the interpretation of a thing? …

Hosea 14:9 Who is wise, and he shall understand these things? prudent, and he …

James 3:17 But the wisdom that is from above is first pure, then peaceable, …

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Proverbs 18:5 It is not good to accept the person of the wicked, to overthrow the …

Proverbs 28:21 To have respect of persons is not good: for for a piece of bread …

Leviticus 19:15 You shall do no unrighteousness in judgment: you shall not respect …

Deuteronomy 1:17 You shall not respect persons in judgment; but you shall hear the …

Deuteronomy 16:19 You shall not wrest judgment; you shall not respect persons, neither …

2 Chronicles 19:7 Why now let the fear of the LORD be on you; take heed and do it: …

Psalm 82:2-4 How long will you judge unjustly, and accept the persons of the wicked? Selah…

John 7:24 Judge not according to the appearance, but judge righteous judgment.

1 Timothy 5:20,21 Them that sin rebuke before all, that others also may fear…

James 2:4-6 Are you not then partial in yourselves, and are become judges of …

1 Peter 1:17 And if you call on the Father, who without respect of persons judges …

6.SECOND APPENDIX TO "THE PROVERBS OF SOLOMON," CONTAINING PROVERBS OF VARIOUS LENGTHS, RESEMBLING Proverbs 1:7--9:18, AND THE BOOK OF ECCLESIASTES (Proverbs 24:23-34).

(23) These things also belong to the wise--i.e., have the wise for their authors. (Comp. Proverbs 1:6; Proverbs 22:17.)

Verses 23-34. - Part V. A SECOND COLLECTION, forming a second supplement to the first Solomonic book, and containing further "words of the wise." Verses 23-25. - Partiality and impartiality a hexastich. Verse 23. - These things also belong to the wise; are the sayings of wise men. The following proverbs, as well as the preceding, are derived from wise men. Mistaking this superscription, the LXX. makes it a personal address: "This I say to you who are wise, so that ye may learn." The first line is not a proverb, but the introduction to the ensuing collection. It is not good to have respect of persons in judgment (see Proverbs 18:5, and note there; and Proverbs 28:21, where the expression is the same as here). To regard one person before another is to be partial and unjust. To say this error is "not good" is a meiosis, the meaning being that it is very evil and sinful (comp. Proverbs 20:23). The statement is developed and confirmed in the next two verses, which show the results of partiality and its opposite. These things also belong to the wise,.... Both what is said before concerning fearing God and the king; these belong to the wise and unwise, rich and poor, great and small; particularly judges and civil magistrates, and all subordinate governors, who have, or ought to have, a competency of wisdom; these ought to fear God and the king, as well as private subjects; and also what follows after, especially in this verse and Proverbs 24:24. Some render the words, "these things also are the sayings of wise men" (u); not of Solomon, but of other wise men in his time, or who lived after him, and before the men of Hezekiah copied out the proverbs in the following chapters; see Proverbs 25:1; but it seems more than probable that what follows to the end of the chapter are the words of Solomon, as Proverbs 24:33 most clearly are, compared with Proverbs 6:10;

it is not good to have respect of persons in judgment; in trying causes in a court of judicature, no regard should be had to the persons of men by the judge on the bench, as the rich more than to the poor; or to a relation, a friend, an intimate acquaintance, more than to a stranger; but the justice of the cause ought to be attended to, and sentence given according to it, let it fall as it will: God does not accept persons, nor regard the rich more than the poor; nor should they that stand in his stead, and who in some sense represent him, Leviticus 19:15, Deuteronomy 1:17; nor should Christians in their communities act such a partial part, James 2:1.

(u) "haec quoqne sapientum sunt", Tigurine version; "etiam haec sapientibus profecta sunt", Piscator; "etiam haecce sapientum", Cocceius, Schultens, so Grotius. 23. These … wise—literally, "are of the wise," as authors (compare "Psalms of David," Hebrew). "These" refers to the verses following, Pr 24:24-34.

to have respect—literally, "to discern faces," show partiality,24:17,18. The pleasure we are apt to take in the troubles of an enemy is forbidden. 19,20. Envy not the wicked their prosperity; be sure there is no true happiness in it. 21,22. The godly in the land, will be quiet in the land. There may be cause to change for the better, but have nothing to do with them that are given change. 23-26. The wisdom God giveth, renders a man fit for his station. Every one who finds the benefit of the right answer, will be attached to him that gave it. 27. We must prefer necessaries before conveniences, and not go in debt.
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