New American Standard Bible
Those who forsake the law praise the wicked, But those who keep the law strive with them.
King James Bible
They that forsake the law praise the wicked: but such as keep the law contend with them.
Darby Bible Translation
They that forsake the law praise the wicked; but such as keep the law contend with them.
World English Bible
Those who forsake the law praise the wicked; but those who keep the law contend with them.
Young's Literal Translation
Those forsaking the law praise the wicked, Those keeping the law plead against them.
Proverbs 28:4 Parallel
"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
But when he saw many of the Pharisees and Sadducees coming for baptism, he said to them, "You brood of vipers, who warned you to flee from the wrath to come?
For John had been saying to him, "It is not lawful for you to have her."
and although they know the ordinance of God, that those who practice such things are worthy of death, they not only do the same, but also give hearty approval to those who practice them.
Do not participate in the unfruitful deeds of darkness, but instead even expose them;
1 Kings 18:18
He said, "I have not troubled Israel, but you and your father's house have, because you have forsaken the commandments of the LORD and you have followed the Baals.
So I reprimanded the officials and said, "Why is the house of God forsaken?" Then I gathered them together and restored them to their posts.
In those days I saw in Judah some who were treading wine presses on the sabbath, and bringing in sacks of grain and loading them on donkeys, as well as wine, grapes, figs and all kinds of loads, and they brought them into Jerusalem on the sabbath day. So I admonished them on the day they sold food.
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