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.
Darby Bible Translation
Whoso robbeth his father and 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.
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
Is the companion of a destroyer - i. e., he stands on the same footing as the open, lawless robber. Compare this with our Lord's teaching as to Corban Mark 7:10-13.
"He that covereth his sins shall not prosper: but whoso confesseth and forsaketh them shall have mercy." Proverbs 28:13. The conditions of obtaining mercy of God are simple and just and reasonable. The Lord does not require us to do some grievous thing in order that we may have the forgiveness of sin. We need not make long and wearisome pilgrimages, or perform painful penances, to commend our souls to the God of heaven or to expiate our transgression; but he that confesseth and forsaketh his sin …
Ellen Gould White—Steps to Christ
All my bones will say, "LORD, who is like You, Who delivers the afflicted from him who is too strong for him, And the afflicted and the needy from him who robs him?"
He also who is slack in his work Is brother to him who destroys.
He who assaults his father and drives his mother away Is a shameful and disgraceful son.
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