New International Version
If imposing a fine on the innocent is not good, surely to flog honest officials is not right.
King James Bible
Also to punish the just is not good, nor to strike princes for equity.
Darby Bible Translation
To punish a righteous [man] is not good, nor to strike nobles because of [their] uprightness.
World English Bible
Also to punish the righteous is not good, nor to flog officials for their integrity.
Young's Literal Translation
Also, to fine the righteous is not good, To smite nobles for uprightness.
Proverbs 17:26 Parallel
CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Nor to strike princes for equity - To fall out with the ruler of the people, and to take off his head under pretense of his not being a just or equitable governor, is unjust. To kill a king on the ground of justice is a most dreadful omen to any land. Where was it ever done, that it promoted the public prosperity? No experiment of this kind has ever yet succeeded, howsoever worthless the king might be.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
LibraryApril 8. "A Merry Heart Doeth Good Like a Medicine" (Prov. xvii. 22).
"A merry heart doeth good like a medicine" (Prov. xvii. 22). King Solomon left among his wise sayings a prescription for sick and sad hearts, and it is one that we can safely take. "A merry heart doeth good like a medicine." Joy is the great restorer and healer. Gladness of spirit will bring health to the bones and vitality to the nerves when all other tonics fail, and all other sedatives cease to quiet. Sick one, begin to rejoice in the Lord, and your bones will flourish like an herb, and your cheeks …
Rev. A. B. Simpson—Days of Heaven Upon Earth
An Analysis of Augustin's Writings against the Donatists.
An Exhortation to Peace and Unity
Acquitting the guilty and condemning the innocent-- the LORD detests them both.
It is not good to be partial to the wicked and so deprive the innocent of justice.
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