New International Version
These also are sayings of the wise: To show partiality in judging is not good:
King James Bible
These things also belong to the wise. It is not good to have respect of persons in judgment.
Darby Bible Translation
These things also come from the wise. It is not good to have respect of persons in judgment.
World English Bible
These also are sayings of the wise. To show partiality in judgment is not good.
Young's Literal Translation
These also are for the wise: -- To discern faces in judgment is not good.
Proverbs 24:23 Parallel
CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
These things also belong to the wise - גם אלה לחכמים gam elleh lachachamim, "These also to wise." This appears to be a new section; and perhaps, what follows belongs to another collection. Probably fragments of sayings collected by wise men from the Proverbs of Solomon.
It is not good to have respect - Judgment and justice should never be perverted.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
LibraryThe Sluggard's Garden
'I went by the field of the slothful, and by the vineyard of the man void of understanding; 31. And, lo, it was all grown over with thorns, and nettles had covered the face thereof, and the stone wall thereof was broken down.'--PROVERBS xxiv. 30, 31. This picture of the sluggard's garden seems to be intended as a parable. No doubt its direct simple meaning is full of homely wisdom in full accord with the whole tone of the Book of Proverbs; but we shall scarcely do justice to this saying of the wise …
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture
Epistle xxxvi. To Maximus, Bishop of Salona .
A Treatise on Good Works
Do not show partiality in judging; hear both small and great alike. Do not be afraid of anyone, for judgment belongs to God. Bring me any case too hard for you, and I will hear it."
Do not pervert justice or show partiality. Do not accept a bribe, for a bribe blinds the eyes of the wise and twists the words of the innocent.
Will you show him partiality? Will you argue the case for God?
for understanding proverbs and parables, the sayings and riddles of the wise.
It is not good to be partial to the wicked and so deprive the innocent of justice.
Pay attention and turn your ear to the sayings of the wise; apply your heart to what I teach,
To show partiality is not good-- yet a person will do wrong for a piece of bread.
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