New Living Translation
They take bribes to let the wicked go free, and they punish the innocent.
King James Bible
Which justify the wicked for reward, and take away the righteousness of the righteous from him!
Darby Bible Translation
who justify the wicked for a bribe, and turn away the righteousness of the righteous from them!
World English Bible
who acquit the guilty for a bribe, but deny justice for the innocent!
Young's Literal Translation
Declaring righteous the wicked for a bribe, And the righteousness of the righteous They turn aside from him.
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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
5:23 Take away - Pronounce sentence against him.
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"And the Lord said unto Moses, How long will this people provoke Me? and how long will it be ere they believe Me, for all the signs which I have showed among them?"--Numbers xiv. 11. Nothing, I suppose, is more surprising to us at first reading, than the history of God's chosen people; nay, on second and third reading, and on every reading, till we learn to view it as God views it. It seems strange, indeed, to most persons, that the Israelites should have acted as they did, age after age, in …
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You have condemned and killed innocent people, who do not resist you.
"Take no bribes, for a bribe makes you ignore something that you clearly see. A bribe makes even a righteous person twist the truth.
They gang up against the righteous and condemn the innocent to death.
Acquitting the guilty and condemning the innocent--both are detestable to the LORD.
A judge who says to the wicked, "You are innocent," will be cursed by many people and denounced by the nations.
Your leaders are rebels, the companions of thieves. All of them love bribes and demand payoffs, but they refuse to defend the cause of orphans or fight for the rights of widows.
What sorrow awaits the unjust judges and those who issue unfair laws.
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