New Living Translation
Acquitting the guilty and condemning the innocent--both are detestable to the LORD.
King James Bible
He that justifieth the wicked, and he that condemneth the just, even they both are abomination to the LORD.
Darby Bible Translation
He that justifieth the wicked, and he that condemneth the righteous, even they both are abomination to Jehovah.
World English Bible
He who justifies the wicked, and he who condemns the righteous, both of them alike are an abomination to Yahweh.
Young's Literal Translation
Whoso is justifying the wicked, And condemning the righteous, Even both of these are an abomination to Jehovah.
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LibraryCæsarius of Arles.
He was born in the district of Chalons-sur-Saone, A. D. 470. He seems to have been early awakened, by a pious education, to vital Christianity. When he was between seven and eight years old, it would often happen that he would give a portion of his clothes to the poor whom he met, and would say, when he came home, that he had been, constrained to do so. When yet a youth, he entered the celebrated convent on the island of Lerins, (Lerina,) in Provence, from which a spirit of deep and practical piety …
Augustus Neander—Light in the Dark Places
Letter xxiv (Circa A. D. 1126) to Oger, Regular Canon
Twenty Second Sunday after Trinity Paul's Thanks and Prayers for Churches.
How the Silent and the Talkative are to be Admonished.
"Be sure never to charge anyone falsely with evil. Never sentence an innocent or blameless person to death, for I never declare a guilty person to be innocent.
They gang up against the righteous and condemn the innocent to death.
It is wrong to punish the godly for being good or to flog leaders for being honest.
It is not right to acquit the guilty or deny justice to the innocent.
A judge who says to the wicked, "You are innocent," will be cursed by many people and denounced by the nations.
For if they drink, they may forget the law and not give justice to the oppressed.
What sorrow for those who say that evil is good and good is evil, that dark is light and light is dark, that bitter is sweet and sweet is bitter.
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