Proverbs 28:21
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New International Version
To show partiality is not good-- yet a person will do wrong for a piece of bread.

New Living Translation
Showing partiality is never good, yet some will do wrong for a mere piece of bread.

English Standard Version
To show partiality is not good, but for a piece of bread a man will do wrong.

New American Standard Bible
To show partiality is not good, Because for a piece of bread a man will transgress.

King James Bible
To have respect of persons is not good: for for a piece of bread that man will transgress.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
It is not good to show partiality-- yet a man may sin for a piece of bread.

International Standard Version
To show partiality isn't good, yet for a piece of bread the valiant will transgress.

NET Bible
To show partiality is terrible, for a person will transgress over the smallest piece of bread.

New Heart English Bible
To show partiality is not good; yet a man will do wrong for a piece of bread.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
A man that respects persons is not good, for by a piece of bread he betrays a man.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Showing partiality is not good, because some people will turn on you even for a piece of bread.

JPS Tanakh 1917
To have respect of persons is not good; For a man will transgress for a piece of bread.

New American Standard 1977
To show partiality is not good,
            Because for a piece of bread a man will transgress.

Jubilee Bible 2000
To have respect of persons in judgment is not good; even for a piece of bread, man will transgress.

King James 2000 Bible
To show partiality is not good: because for a piece of bread that man will transgress.

American King James Version
To have respect of persons is not good: for for a piece of bread that man will transgress.

American Standard Version
To have respect of persons is not good; Neither that a man should transgress for a piece of bread.

Douay-Rheims Bible
He that hath respect to a person in judgment, doth not well: such a man even for a morsel of bread forsaketh the truth.

Darby Bible Translation
To have respect of persons is not good; but for a piece of bread will a man transgress.

English Revised Version
To have respect of persons is not good: neither that a man should transgress for a piece of bread.

Webster's Bible Translation
To have respect of persons is not good: for, for a piece of bread that man will transgress.

World English Bible
To show partiality is not good; yet a man will do wrong for a piece of bread.

Young's Literal Translation
To discern faces is not good, And for a piece of bread doth a man transgress.
Study Bible
The Righteous are as Bold as a Lion
20A faithful man will abound with blessings, But he who makes haste to be rich will not go unpunished. 21To show partiality is not good, Because for a piece of bread a man will transgress. 22A man with an evil eye hastens after wealth And does not know that want will come upon him.…
Cross References
Proverbs 18:5
To show partiality to the wicked is not good, Nor to thrust aside the righteous in judgment.

Proverbs 24:23
These also are sayings of the wise. To show partiality in judgment is not good.

Ezekiel 13:19
"For handfuls of barley and fragments of bread, you have profaned Me to My people to put to death some who should not die and to keep others alive who should not live, by your lying to My people who listen to lies."'"
Treasury of Scripture

To have respect of persons is not good: for for a piece of bread that man will transgress.

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

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

Exodus 23:2,8 You shall not follow a multitude to do evil; neither shall you speak …

for Erasmus observes that this expression probably originated from the circumstance of holding out a piece of bread to a dog in order to soothe him.

Ezekiel 13:19 And will you pollute me among my people for handfuls of barley and …

Hosea 4:18 Their drink is sour: they have committed prostitution continually: …

Micah 3:5 Thus said the LORD concerning the prophets that make my people err, …

Micah 7:3 That they may do evil with both hands earnestly, the prince asks, …

Romans 16:18 For they that are such serve not our Lord Jesus Christ, but their own belly…

2 Peter 2:3 And through covetousness shall they with feigned words make merchandise …

(21) For, for a piece of bread.--A thing proverbially of little value. (Comp. Ezekiel 13:19.)

That man will transgress.--So degrading is the habit of servility.

Verse 21. - The first hemistich occurs a little fuller in Proverbs 24:23, referring there, as here, to the administration of justice. For for a piece of bread that man will transgress. Thus translated, this clause confirms the former, and says that a judge given to favouritism will swerve from right under the smallest temptation. But to bribe a judge with a morsel of bread seems an unlikely idea; and the gnome is of general application, "And for a morsel of bread a man [not 'that man'] will transgress." As some men in responsible positions are often swayed by low and unworthy considerations, so in social life a very insignificant cause is sufficient to warp the judgment of some persons, or draw them aside from the line of rectitude. (For "a piece of bread," as denoting abject poverty or a thing of no value, see on Proverbs 6:26) The commentators cite Aul. Gell., 'Noct. Att.,' 1:15, "Frusto panis conduci potest vel uti taceat vel uti loquatur." Septuagint, "He that regards not the persons of the just is not good; such a cue will sell a man for a morsel of bread." To have respect of persons is not good, &c. In courts of judicature, to give a cause or pass sentence in favour of a person, because he is rich, or is a relation, a friend, an acquaintance, or has done a kindness; and against another, because of the reverse, Leviticus 19:15; nor in religious assemblies, making a difference between the rich and the poor, James 2:1; this is not good in itself, nor productive of good effects, and cannot be well pleasing to God, who himself is no respecter of persons;

for for a piece of bread that man will transgress; the laws of God and men; having used himself to such unrighteous methods of proceeding, he will do any base action for a small gain, he will stick at nothing, and do it for anything; as Cato used to say of M. Coelius the tribune,

"that he might be hired, for a morsel of bread, to speak or hold his peace;''

see Ezekiel 13:19. 21. respect of persons—(Pr 24:23). Such are led to evil by the slightest motive.28:18. Uprightness will give men holy security in the worst times; but the false and dishonest are never safe. 19. Those who are diligent, take the way to live comfortably. 20. The true way to be happy, is to be holy and honest; not to raise an estate suddenly, without regard to right or wrong. 21. Judgment is perverted, when any thing but pure right is considered. 22. He that hastens to be rich, never seriously thinks how quickly God may take his wealth from him, and leave him in poverty. 23. Upon reflection, most will have a better opinion of a faithful reprover than of a soothing flatterer.
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