Proverbs 17:15
Good News Translation
Condemning the innocent or letting the wicked go--both are hateful to the LORD.

Contemporary English Version
The LORD doesn't like those who defend the guilty or condemn the innocent.

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

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

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Proverbs 24:23,24 These things also to the wise: It is not good to have respect to persons in judgment. . . .

Exodus 23:7 Thou shalt fly lying. The innocent and just person thou shalt not put to death: because I abhor the wicked.

1 Kings 21:13 And bringing two men, sons of the devil, they made them sit against him: and they, like men of the devil, bore witness against him before the people: saying: Naboth hath blasphemed God and the king. Wherefore they brought him forth without the city, and stoned him to death.

Isaiah 5:23 That justify the wicked for gifts, and take away the justice of the just from him.

Isaiah 55:8,9 For my thoughts are not your thoughts: nor your ways my ways, saith the Lord. . . .

Ezekiel 22:27-29 Her princes in the midst of her, are like wolves ravening the prey to shed blood, and to destroy souls, and to run after gains through covetousness. . . .

Amos 5:7,12 You that turn judgment into wormwood, and forsake justice in the land, . . .

Amos 6:12 For behold the Lord hath commanded, and he will strike the greater house with breaches, and the lesser house with clefts.

Luke 23:18-25 But the whole multitude together cried out, saying: Away with this man, and release unto us Barabbas: . . .

Romans 4:5 But to him that worketh not, yet believeth in him that justifieth the ungodly, his faith is reputed to justice, according to the purpose of the grace of God.

James 5:6 You have condemned and put to death the Just One: and he resisted you not.

abomination

Proverbs 6:16 Haughty eyes, a lying tongue, hands that shed innocent blood,

Proverbs 11:1 Where pride is, there also shall be reproach: but where humility is, there also is wisdom.

Proverbs 15:8 The victims of the wicked are abominable to the Lord: the vows of the just are acceptable.

Context
Better a Dry Morsel in Quietness
14The beginning of quarrels is as when one letteth out water: and before he suffereth reproach, he forsaketh judgment. 15He that justifieth the wicked, and he that condemneth the just, both are abominable before God.16What doth it avail a fool to have riches, seeing he cannot buy wisdom? He that maketh his house high, seeketh a downfall: and he that refuseth to learn, shall fall into evils.…
Cross References
Exodus 23:7
Thou shalt fly lying. The innocent and just person thou shalt not put to death: because I abhor the wicked.

Psalm 94:21
They will hunt after the soul of the just, and will condemn innocent blood.

Proverbs 17:26
It is no good thing to do hurt to the just: nor to strike the prince, who judgeth right.

Proverbs 18:5
It is not good to accept the person of the wicked, to decline from the truth of judgment.

Proverbs 24:24
They that say to the wicked man: Thou art just: shall be cursed by the people, and the tribes shall abhor them.

Proverbs 31:5
And lest they drink and forget judgments, and pervert the cause of the children of the poor.

Isaiah 5:20
Woe to you that call evil good, and good evil: that put darkness for light, and light for darkness: that put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter.

Isaiah 5:23
That justify the wicked for gifts, and take away the justice of the just from him.

Lamentations 3:35
Lamed. To turn aside the judgment of a man before the face of the most High,

Additional Translations
Acquitting the guilty and condemning the righteous—both are detestable to the LORD.He that justifies the wicked, and he that comdemns the just, even they both are abomination to the LORD.

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

He that pronounces the unjust just, and the just unjust, is unclean and abominable with God.

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

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

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

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

Whoso is justifying the wicked, And condemning the righteous, Even both of these are an abomination to Jehovah.
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