Proverbs 28:24
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New International Version
Whoever robs their father or mother and says, "It's not wrong," is partner to one who destroys.

New Living Translation
Anyone who steals from his father and mother and says, "What's wrong with that?" is no better than a murderer.

English Standard Version
Whoever robs his father or his mother and says, “That is no transgression,” is a companion to a man who destroys.

New American Standard Bible
He who robs his father or his mother And says, "It is not a transgression," Is the companion of a man who destroys.

King James Bible
Whoso robbeth his father or his mother, and saith, It is no transgression; the same is the companion of a destroyer.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
The one who robs his father or mother and says, "That's no sin," is a companion to a man who destroys.

International Standard Version
Whoever steals from his father or mother but claims, "It's no sin," is a companion to someone who demolishes.

NET Bible
The one who robs his father and mother and says, "There is no transgression," is a companion to the one who destroys.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
He that plunders his father and his mother and says, “I have no sin”, is a partner with an evil man.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
The one who robs his father or his mother and says, "It isn't wrong!" is a companion to a vandal.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Whosoever robs his father or his mother and says, It is no transgression; the same is the companion of the destroyer.

King James 2000 Bible
Whosoever robs his father or his mother, and says, It is no transgression; the same is the companion of a destroyer.

American King James Version
Whoever robs his father or his mother, and said, It is no transgression; the same is the companion of a destroyer.

American Standard Version
Whoso robbeth his father or his mother, and saith, It is no transgression, The same is the companion of a destroyer.

Douay-Rheims Bible
He that stealeth any thing from his father, or from his mother: and saith, This is no sin, is the partner of a murderer.

Darby Bible Translation
Whoso robbeth his father and his mother, and saith, It is no transgression, the same is the companion of a destroyer.

English Revised Version
Whoso robbeth his father or his mother, and saith, It is no transgression; the same is the companion of a destroyer.

Webster's Bible Translation
He that robbeth his father or his mother, and saith, It is no transgression; the same is the companion of a destroyer.

World English Bible
Whoever robs his father or his mother, and says, "It's not wrong." He is a partner with a destroyer.

Young's Literal Translation
Whoso is robbing his father, or his mother, And is saying, 'It is not transgression,' A companion he is to a destroyer.
Parallel Commentaries
Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary

28:24. Here is the wickedness of those who think it no sin to rob their parents, by wheedling them or threatening them, or by wasting what they have, and running into debt. 25. Those make themselves always easy, that live in continual dependence upon God and his grace, and live by faith. 26. A fool trusts to his own strength, merit, and righteousness. And trusts to his own heart, which is not only deceitful above all things, but which has often deceived him. 27. A selfish man not only will not look out for objects of compassion, but will look off from those that call for his attention. 28. When power is put into the hands of the wicked, wise men decline public business. If the reader will go diligently over this and the other chapters, in many places where at first he may suppose there is least of Christ, still he will find what will lead to him.

Pulpit Commentary

Verse 24. - Whoso robbeth his father or his mother (comp. Proverbs 19:26); taking from them what belongs to them. Septuagint, "He who casts off (ἀποβάλλεται) father or mother." And saith, It is no transgression. He salves his conscience by thinking all would be his ere long in the course of nature; or he uses the plea of Corban denounced by our Lord (Mark 7:11, etc.). The same is the companion of a destroyer (Proverbs 18:9); is no better than, stands in the position of, one who practises openly against his neighbour's life and property. He is a thief, and fails in the simplest duty. Vulgate, particeps homicidae est. There may be an allusion to the guilt incurred by a witness in concealing his knowledge of a crime, which is denounced in Leviticus 5:1 (comp. Judges 17:2).

Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

Whoso robbeth his father or his mother,.... As Micah did of eleven hundred shekels of silver, Judges 17:2;

and saith, it is no transgression; what is his father's or his mother's is his own, or as good as his own, it will come to him at their death; and if he wants it before, he thinks he ought to have it; and if they are not willing to give it him, it is with him no sin to rob them of it; and this he says within himself, to quiet his conscience when he has done it; or to others who may charge him with it: but, whatever such a man thinks, sins against parents are greater than against others; as parricide is a greater sin than any other kind of murder, so robbing of parents is greater than any other kind of theft; it is more aggravated, especially when parents are aged, and cannot work for themselves, but depend on what they have for their livelihood; whereas a young man can, and ought, and should rather give to his parents than rob them of what they have;

the same is the companion of a destroyer; of a murderer; either he has got into such company which have put him upon such wicked practices; or he will soon get into such a society, and, from a robber of his father and mother, become a robber on the highway, and a murderer; and he has wickedness enough to be a destroyer of the lives of his parents, as well as of their substance; and sometimes the one sin leads to the other.

Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Bible Commentary

24. (Compare Mt 15:4-6). Such, though heirs, are virtually thieves, to be ranked with highwaymen.

Proverbs 28:24 Additional Commentaries
Context
The Righteous are as Bold as a Lion
23He who rebukes a man will afterward find more favor Than he who flatters with the tongue. 24He who robs his father or his mother And says, "It is not a transgression," Is the companion of a man who destroys. 25An arrogant man stirs up strife, But he who trusts in the LORD will prosper.…
Cross References
Psalm 35:10
My whole being will exclaim, "Who is like you, LORD? You rescue the poor from those too strong for them, the poor and needy from those who rob them."

Proverbs 18:9
One who is slack in his work is brother to one who destroys.

Proverbs 19:26
Whoever robs their father and drives out their mother is a child who brings shame and disgrace.
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