New American Standard Bible
Righteousness exalts a nation, But sin is a disgrace to any people.
King James Bible
Righteousness exalteth a nation: but sin is a reproach to any people.
Darby Bible Translation
Righteousness exalteth a nation; but sin is a reproach to peoples.
World English Bible
Righteousness exalts a nation, but sin is a disgrace to any people.
Young's Literal Translation
Righteousness exalteth a nation, And the goodliness of peoples is a sin-offering.
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
Reproach - The word so rendered has this sense in the Targum of Leviticus 20:17. Its more usual meaning is "mercy," "piety;" hence, some have attached to the word rendered "sin" the sense of "sin-offering," and so get the maxim "piety is an atonement for the people."
LibrarySatisfied from Self
'... A good man shall be satisfied from himself.'--PROVERBS xiv. 14. At first sight this saying strikes one as somewhat unlike the ordinary Scripture tone, and savouring rather of a Stoical self-complacency; but we recall parallel sayings, such as Christ's words, 'The water that I shall give him shall be in him a well of water'; and the Apostle's, 'Then shall he have rejoicing in himself alone.' We further note that the text has an antithetic parallel in the preceding clause, where the picture is …
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