Proverbs 17:26
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English Standard Version
To impose a fine on a righteous man is not good, nor to strike the noble for their uprightness.

King James Bible
Also to punish the just is not good, nor to strike princes for equity.

American Standard Version
Also to punish the righteous is not good, Nor to smite the noble for their uprightness.

Douay-Rheims Bible
It is no good thing to do hurt to the just: nor to strike the prince, who judgeth right.

English Revised Version
Also to punish the righteous is not good, nor to smite the noble for their uprightness.

Webster's Bible Translation
Also to punish the just is not good, nor to strike princes for equity.

Proverbs 17:26 Parallel
Commentary
Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

20 He that is of a false heart findeth no good;

     And he that goeth astray with his tongue falleth into evil.

Regarding עקּשׁ־לב, vid., Proverbs 11:20. In the parallel member, נהפּך בּלשׁונו is he who twists or winds (vid., at Proverbs 2:12) with his tongue, going about concealing and falsifying the truth. The phrase ונהפּך (the connecting form before a word with a prep.) is syntactically possible, but the Masora designates the word, in contradistinction to ונהפּך, pointed with Pathach, Leviticus 13:16, with לית as unicum, thus requires ונהפּך, as is also found in Codd. The contrast of רעה is here טוב, also neut., as Proverbs 13:21, cf. Proverbs 16:20, and רע, Proverbs 13:17.

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to punish

Proverbs 17:15 He that justifies the wicked, and he that comdemns the just, even they both are abomination to the LORD.

Proverbs 18:5 It is not good to accept the person of the wicked, to overthrow the righteous in judgment.

Genesis 18:25 That be far from you to do after this manner, to slay the righteous with the wicked: and that the righteous should be as the wicked...

to strike

2 Samuel 3:23-25,39 When Joab and all the host that was with him were come, they told Joab, saying, Abner the son of Ner came to the king...

2 Samuel 16:7,8 And thus said Shimei when he cursed, Come out, come out, you bloody man, and you man of Belial...

2 Samuel 19:7 Now therefore arise, go forth, and speak comfortably to your servants: for I swear by the LORD, if you go not forth...

Job 34:18,19 Is it fit to say to a king, You are wicked? and to princes, You are ungodly...

Micah 5:1 Now gather yourself in troops, O daughter of troops: he has laid siege against us...

John 18:22 And when he had thus spoken, one of the officers which stood by struck Jesus with the palm of his hand, saying...

Cross References
Proverbs 17:15
He who justifies the wicked and he who condemns the righteous are both alike an abomination to the LORD.

Proverbs 18:5
It is not good to be partial to the wicked or to deprive the righteous of justice.

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