Proverbs 17:15
New International Version
Acquitting the guilty and condemning the innocent-- the LORD detests them both.

New Living Translation
Acquitting the guilty and condemning the innocent--both are detestable to the LORD.

English Standard Version
He who justifies the wicked and he who condemns the righteous are both alike an abomination to the LORD.

Berean Study Bible
Acquitting the guilty and condemning the righteous—both are detestable to the LORD.

New American Standard Bible
He who justifies the wicked and he who condemns the righteous, Both of them alike are an abomination 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.

Christian Standard Bible
Acquitting the guilty and condemning the just--both are detestable to the LORD.

Contemporary English Version
The LORD doesn't like those who defend the guilty or condemn the innocent.

Good News Translation
Condemning the innocent or letting the wicked go--both are hateful to the LORD.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Acquitting the guilty and condemning the just-- both are detestable to the LORD.

International Standard Version
Exonerating the wicked and condemning the righteous are both detestable to the LORD.

NET Bible
The one who acquits the guilty and the one who condemns the innocent--both of them are an abomination to the LORD.

New Heart English Bible
He who justifies the wicked, and he who condemns the righteous, both of them alike are an abomination to the LORD.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
He that justifies the evil and condemns the righteous is defiled in front of Lord Jehovah.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Whoever approves of wicked people and whoever condemns righteous people is disgusting to the LORD.

JPS Tanakh 1917
He that justifieth the wicked, and he that condemneth the righteous, Even they both are an abomination to the LORD.

New American Standard 1977
He who justifies the wicked, and he who condemns the righteous, Both of them alike are an abomination to the LORD.

Jubilee Bible 2000
He that justifies the wicked and he that condemns the just, even they both are abomination to the LORD.

King James 2000 Bible
He that justifies the wicked, and he that condemns the just, even they both are abomination to the LORD.

American King James Version
He that justifies the wicked, and he that comdemns the just, even they both are abomination to the LORD.

American Standard Version
He that justifieth the wicked, and he that condemneth the righteous, Both of them alike are an abomination to Jehovah.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
He that pronounces the unjust just, and the just unjust, is unclean and abominable with God.

Douay-Rheims Bible
He that justifieth the wicked, and he that condemneth the just, both are abominable before God.

Darby Bible Translation
He that justifieth the wicked, and he that condemneth the righteous, even they both are abomination to Jehovah.

English Revised Version
He that justifieth the wicked, and he that condemneth the righteous, both of them alike are an abomination to the LORD.

Webster's Bible Translation
He that justifieth the wicked, and he that condemneth the just, even they both are abomination to the LORD.

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.
Study Bible
Better a Dry Morsel in Quietness
14To start a quarrel is to release a flood; so abandon the dispute before it breaks out. 15Acquitting the guilty and condemning the righteous— both are detestable to the LORD. 16Why should the fool have money in his hand with no intention of buying wisdom?…
Cross References
Exodus 23:7
Stay far away from a false accusation. Do not kill the innocent and the just, for I will not acquit the guilty.

Psalm 94:21
They band together against the righteous and condemn the innocent to death.

Proverbs 17:26
It is surely not good to punish the innocent or to beat a noble for his honesty.

Proverbs 18:5
Showing partiality to the wicked is not good, nor is depriving the innocent of justice.

Proverbs 24:24
Whoever tells the guilty, "You are innocent"--peoples will curse him, and nations will denounce him;

Proverbs 31:5
lest they drink and forget what is decreed, and deprive all the oppressed of justice.

Isaiah 5:20
Woe to those who call evil good and good evil, who turn darkness to light and light to darkness, who replace bitter with sweet and sweet with bitter.

Isaiah 5:23
who acquit the guilty for a bribe, and deprive the innocent of justice.

Lamentations 3:35
to deny a man justice before the Most High,

Treasury of Scripture

He that justifies the wicked, and he that comdemns the just, even they both are abomination to the LORD.

that justifieth

Proverbs 24:23,24
These things also belong to the wise. It is not good to have respect of persons in judgment…

Exodus 23:7
Keep thee far from a false matter; and the innocent and righteous slay thou not: for I will not justify the wicked.

1 Kings 21:13
And there came in two men, children of Belial, and sat before him: and the men of Belial witnessed against him, even against Naboth, in the presence of the people, saying, Naboth did blaspheme God and the king. Then they carried him forth out of the city, and stoned him with stones, that he died.

abomination

Proverbs 6:16
These six things doth the LORD hate: yea, seven are an abomination unto him:

Proverbs 11:1
A false balance is abomination to the LORD: but a just weight is his delight.

Proverbs 15:8
The sacrifice of the wicked is an abomination to the LORD: but the prayer of the upright is his delight.







Lexicon
Acquitting
מַצְדִּ֣יק (maṣ·dîq)
Verb - Hifil - Participle - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 6663: To be just or righteous

the guilty
רָ֭שָׁע (rā·šā‘)
Adjective - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 7563: Wrong, an, bad person

and condemning
וּמַרְשִׁ֣יעַ (ū·mar·šî·a‘)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Hifil - Participle - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 7561: To be, wrong, to disturb, violate

the righteous—
צַדִּ֑יק (ṣad·dîq)
Adjective - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 6662: Just, righteous

both
שְׁנֵיהֶֽם׃ (šə·nê·hem)
Number - mdc | third person masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 8147: Two (a cardinal number)

are detestable
תּוֹעֲבַ֥ת (tō·w·‘ă·ḇaṯ)
Noun - feminine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 8441: Something disgusting, an abhorrence, idolatry, an idol

to the LORD.
גַּם־ (gam-)
Conjunction
Strong's Hebrew 1571: Assemblage, also, even, yea, though, both, and
(15) He that justifieth the wicked--i.e., acquits. The perversion of justice was a fruitful source of evil in Israel, and a constant topic of reproach in the mouth of the prophets (1Samuel 8:3; Psalm 82:2; Isaiah 5:7).

Verse 15. - He that justifieth - in a forensic sense, declares righteous, acquits - the wicked, etc. Two forms of the perversion of justice are censured, viz. the acquittal of a guilty person and the condemnation of an innocent one (comp. Proverbs 24:24; Isaiah 5:23). 17:8. Those who set their hearts upon money, will do any thing for it. What influence should the gifts of God have on our hearts! 9. The way to preserve peace is to make the best of every thing; not to notice what has been said or done against ourselves. 10. A gentle reproof will enter, not only into the head, but into the heart of a wise man. 11. Satan, and the messengers of Satan, shall be let loose upon an evil man. 12. Let us watch over our own passions, and avoid the company of furious men. 13. To render evil for good is devilish. He that does so, brings a curse upon his family. 14. What danger there is in the beginning of strife! Resist its earliest display; and leave it off, if it were possible, before you begin. 15. It is an offence to God to acquit the guilty, or to condemn those who are not guilty. 16. Man's neglect of God's favour and his own interest is very absurd. 17. No change of outward circumstances should abate our affection for our friends or relatives. But no friend, except Christ, deserves unlimited confidence. In Him this text did receive, and still receives its most glorious fulfilment. 18. Let not any wrong their families. Yet Christ's becoming Surety for men, was a glorious display of Divine wisdom; for he was able to discharge the bond.
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