Proverbs 28:21
Good News Translation
Prejudice is wrong. But some judges will do wrong to get even the smallest bribe.

Contemporary English Version
It isn't right to be unfair, but some people can be bribed with only 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.

New American Bible
To show partiality is never good: for even a morsel of bread one may do wrong.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

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

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

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

Exodus 23:2,8 Thou shalt not follow the multitude to do evil: neither shalt thou yield in judgment, to the opinion of the most part, to stray from the truth. . . .

Ezekiel 13:19 And they violated me among my people, for a handful of barley, and a piece of bread, to kill souls which should not die, and to save souls alive which should not live, telling lies to my people that believe lies.

Hosea 4:18 Their banquet is separated, they have gone astray by fornication: they that should have protected them have loved to bring shame upon them.

Micah 3:5 Then shall they cry to the Lord, and he will not hear them: and he will hide his face from them at that time, as they have behaved wickedly in their devices.

Micah 7:3 The evil of their hands they call good: the prince requireth, and the judge is for giving: and the great man hath uttered the desire of his soul, and they have troubled it.

Romans 16:18 For they that are such serve not Christ our Lord but their own belly: and by pleasing speeches and good words seduce the hearts of the innocent.

2 Peter 2:3 And through covetousness shall they with feigned words make merchandise of you. Whose judgment now of a long time lingereth not: and their perdition slumbereth not.

Context
The Boldness of the Righteous
20A faithful man shall be much praised: but he that maketh haste to be rich, shall not be innocent. 21He that hath respect to a person in judgment, doth not well: such a man even for a morsel of bread forsaketh the truth.22A man that maketh haste to be rich, and envieth others, is ignorant that poverty shall come upon him.…
Cross References
Proverbs 18:5
It is not good to accept the person of the wicked, to decline from the truth of judgment.

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

Ezekiel 13:19
And they violated me among my people, for a handful of barley, and a piece of bread, to kill souls which should not die, and to save souls alive which should not live, telling lies to my people that believe lies.

Additional Translations
To show partiality is not good, because a man may sin for a piece of bread.To have respect of persons is not good: for for a piece of bread that man will transgress.

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

He that reverences not the persons of the just is not good: such a one will sell a man for a morsel of bread.

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

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

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

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

To discern faces is not good, And for a piece of bread doth a man transgress.
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