Proverbs 24:24
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New International Version
Whoever says to the guilty, "You are innocent," will be cursed by peoples and denounced by nations.

New Living Translation
A judge who says to the wicked, "You are innocent," will be cursed by many people and denounced by the nations.

English Standard Version
Whoever says to the wicked, “You are in the right,” will be cursed by peoples, abhorred by nations,

New American Standard Bible
He who says to the wicked, "You are righteous," Peoples will curse him, nations will abhor him;

King James Bible
He that saith unto the wicked, Thou art righteous; him shall the people curse, nations shall abhor him:

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Whoever says to the guilty, "You are innocent"-- people will curse him, and tribes will denounce him;

International Standard Version
Whoever says to the wicked, "You're in the right," will be cursed by people and hated by nations.

NET Bible
The one who says to the guilty, "You are innocent," peoples will curse him, and nations will denounce him.

New Heart English Bible
He who says to the wicked, "You are righteous;" peoples shall curse him, and nations shall abhor him?

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Neither to say to the evil, “You are righteous”; the nations will curse such, and the peoples will revile him.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Whoever says to a guilty person, "You are innocent," will be cursed by people and condemned by nations.

JPS Tanakh 1917
He that saith unto the wicked: 'Thou art righteous', Peoples shall curse him, nations shall execrate him;

New American Standard 1977
He who says to the wicked, “You are righteous,”
            Peoples will curse him, nations will abhor him;

Jubilee Bible 2000
He that saith unto the wicked, Thou art righteous; him shall the peoples curse, nations shall abhor him:

King James 2000 Bible
He that says unto the wicked, you are righteous; him shall the people curse, nations shall abhor him:

American King James Version
He that said to the wicked, You are righteous; him shall the people curse, nations shall abhor him:

American Standard Version
He that saith unto the wicked, Thou art righteous; Peoples shall curse him, nations shall abhor him:

Douay-Rheims Bible
They that say to the wicked man: Thou art just: shall be cursed by the people, and the tribes shall abhor them.

Darby Bible Translation
He that saith unto the wicked, Thou art righteous, peoples shall curse him, nations shall abhor him;

English Revised Version
He that saith unto the wicked, Thou art righteous; peoples shall curse him, nations shall abhor him:

Webster's Bible Translation
He that saith to the wicked, Thou art righteous; him shall the people curse, nations shall abhor him:

World English Bible
He who says to the wicked, "You are righteous;" peoples shall curse him, and nations shall abhor him--

Young's Literal Translation
Whoso is saying to the wicked, 'Thou art righteous,' Peoples execrate him -- nations abhor him.
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
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.
Study Bible
Further Sayings of the Wise
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; 25But to those who rebuke the wicked will be delight, And a good blessing will come upon them.…
Cross References
Proverbs 11:26
He who withholds grain, the people will curse him, But blessing will be on the head of him who sells it.

Proverbs 17:15
He who justifies the wicked and he who condemns the righteous, Both of them alike are an abomination to the LORD.

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

He that said to the wicked, You are righteous; him shall the people curse, nations shall abhor him:

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Proverbs 17:15 He that justifies the wicked, and he that comdemns the just, even …

Exodus 23:6,7 You shall not wrest the judgment of your poor in his cause…

Isaiah 5:20,23 Woe to them that call evil good, and good evil; that put darkness …

Jeremiah 6:13,14 For from the least of them even to the greatest of them every one …

Jeremiah 8:10,11 Therefore will I give their wives to others, and their fields to …

Ezekiel 13:22 Because with lies you have made the heart of the righteous sad, whom …

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Proverbs 11:26 He that withholds corn, the people shall curse him: but blessing …

Proverbs 28:27 He that gives to the poor shall not lack: but he that hides his eyes …

Proverbs 30:10 Accuse not a servant to his master, lest he curse you, and you be found guilty.

Isaiah 66:24 And they shall go forth, and look on the carcasses of the men that …

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