New Living Translation
To reject the law is to praise the wicked; to obey the law is to fight 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
CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
28:4 Contend - Are so far from praising them, that they severely reprove them.
Library"When Solomon was Old. "
"It came to pass when Solomon was old, that his wives turned away his heart after other Gods." 1 KINGS xi. 4. Who could have predicted that this would come to pass? And yet it is often so, for it is still true that NO AMOUNT OF KNOWLEDGE WILL SAVE FROM BACKSLIDING THOSE WHO REFUSE TO LISTEN TO GOD. We learn from verse 10 that God had taken pains to save Solomon from idolatry, (see 1 Kings vi. 12, and xi. 6). But what good is it for even God to try to save a man who will have his own way? And …
Thomas Champness—Broken Bread
Letter xxiv (Circa A. D. 1126) to Oger, Regular Canon
A Faithful Witness
Epistle xxv. To Gregoria.
But when he saw many Pharisees and Sadducees coming to watch him baptize, he denounced them. "You brood of snakes!" he exclaimed. "Who warned you to flee God's coming wrath?
John had been telling Herod, "It is against God's law for you to marry her."
They know God's justice requires that those who do these things deserve to die, yet they do them anyway. Worse yet, they encourage others to do them, too.
Take no part in the worthless deeds of evil and darkness; instead, expose them.
1 Kings 18:18
"I have made no trouble for Israel," Elijah replied. "You and your family are the troublemakers, for you have refused to obey the commands of the LORD and have worshiped the images of Baal instead.
I immediately confronted the leaders and demanded, "Why has the Temple of God been neglected?" Then I called all the Levites back again and restored them to their proper duties.
In those days I saw men of Judah treading out their winepresses on the Sabbath. They were also bringing in grain, loading it on donkeys, and bringing their wine, grapes, figs, and all sorts of produce to Jerusalem to sell on the Sabbath. So I rebuked them for selling their produce on that day.
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