Proverbs 29:24
New International Version
The accomplices of thieves are their own enemies; they are put under oath and dare not testify.

New Living Translation
If you assist a thief, you only hurt yourself. You are sworn to tell the truth, but you dare not testify.

English Standard Version
The partner of a thief hates his own life; he hears the curse, but discloses nothing.

Berean Study Bible
A partner to a thief hates his own soul; he receives the oath, but will not testify.

New American Standard Bible
He who is a partner with a thief hates his own life; He hears the oath but tells nothing.

King James Bible
Whoso is partner with a thief hateth his own soul: he heareth cursing, and bewrayeth it not.

Christian Standard Bible
To be a thief's partner is to hate oneself; he hears the curse but will not testify.

Contemporary English Version
If you take part in a crime you are your worst enemy, because even under oath you can't tell the truth.

Good News Translation
A thief's partner is his own worst enemy. He will be punished if he tells the truth in court, and God will curse him if he doesn't.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
To be a thief's partner is to hate oneself; he hears the curse but will not testify.

International Standard Version
A thief's accomplice hates himself; though testifying under oath, he reveals nothing.

NET Bible
Whoever shares with a thief is his own enemy; he hears the oath to testify, but does not talk.

New Heart English Bible
Whoever is an accomplice of a thief is an enemy of his own soul. He takes an oath, but dares not testify.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
He that partakes with the thief hates his soul and they put him under oath and he does not confess.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Whoever is a thief's partner hates his own life. He will not testify under oath.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Whoso is partner with a thief hateth his own soul: He heareth the adjuration and uttereth nothing.

New American Standard 1977
He who is a partner with a thief hates his own life; He hears the oath but tells nothing.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Whosoever is partner with a thief hates his own soul; he hears cursing, and does not disclose it.

King James 2000 Bible
Whosoever is partner with a thief hates his own soul: he hears cursing, and reveals it not.

American King James Version
Whoever is partner with a thief hates his own soul: he hears cursing, and denudes it not.

American Standard Version
Whoso is partner with a thief hateth his own soul; He heareth the adjuration and uttereth nothing.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
He that shares with a thief, hates his own soul: and if any having heard an oath uttered tell not of it,

Douay-Rheims Bible
He that is partaker with a thief, hateth his own soul: he heareth one putting him to his oath, and discovereth not.

Darby Bible Translation
Whoso shareth with a thief hateth his own soul: he heareth the adjuration, and declareth not.

English Revised Version
Whoso is partner with a thief hateth his own soul: he heareth the adjuration and uttereth nothing.

Webster's Bible Translation
Whoever is partner with a thief, hateth his own soul: he heareth cursing, and discloseth it not.

World English Bible
Whoever is an accomplice of a thief is an enemy of his own soul. He takes an oath, but dares not testify.

Young's Literal Translation
Whoso is sharing with a thief is hating his own soul, Execration he heareth, and telleth not.
Study Bible
The Stiff-Necked will Be Destroyed
23A man’s pride will bring him low, but a humble spirit will obtain honor. 24A partner to a thief hates his own soul; he receives the oath, but will not testify. 25The fear of man is a snare, but whoever trusts in the LORD will be set securely on high.…
Cross References
Leviticus 5:1
If someone sins by failing to testify when he hears a public charge about something he has witnessed, whether he has seen it or learned of it, he shall bear the iniquity.

1 Samuel 20:2
"Far from it!" Jonathan replied. "You will not die. Indeed, my father does nothing, great or small, without telling me. So why would he hide this matter from me? This cannot be true!"

Treasury of Scripture

Whoever is partner with a thief hates his own soul: he hears cursing, and denudes it not.

partner

Proverbs 1:11-19
If they say, Come with us, let us lay wait for blood, let us lurk privily for the innocent without cause: …

Psalm 50:18-22
When thou sawest a thief, then thou consentedst with him, and hast been partaker with adulterers…

Isaiah 1:23
Thy princes are rebellious, and companions of thieves: every one loveth gifts, and followeth after rewards: they judge not the fatherless, neither doth the cause of the widow come unto them.

hateth

Proverbs 6:32
But whoso committeth adultery with a woman lacketh understanding: he that doeth it destroyeth his own soul.

Proverbs 8:36
But he that sinneth against me wrongeth his own soul: all they that hate me love death.

Proverbs 15:32
He that refuseth instruction despiseth his own soul: but he that heareth reproof getteth understanding.

he

Leviticus 5:1
And if a soul sin, and hear the voice of swearing, and is a witness, whether he hath seen or known of it; if he do not utter it, then he shall bear his iniquity.

Judges 17:2
And he said unto his mother, The eleven hundred shekels of silver that were taken from thee, about which thou cursedst, and spakest of also in mine ears, behold, the silver is with me; I took it. And his mother said, Blessed be thou of the LORD, my son.







Lexicon
A partner
חוֹלֵ֣ק (ḥō·w·lêq)
Verb - Qal - Participle - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 2505: To be smooth, to apportion, separate

to
עִם־ (‘im-)
Preposition
Strong's Hebrew 5973: With, equally with

a thief
גַּ֭נָּב (gan·nāḇ)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 1590: A stealer

hates
שׂוֹנֵ֣א (śō·w·nê)
Verb - Qal - Participle - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 8130: To hate

his own soul;
נַפְשׁ֑וֹ (nap̄·šōw)
Noun - feminine singular construct | third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 5315: A soul, living being, life, self, person, desire, passion, appetite, emotion

he receives
יִ֝שְׁמַ֗ע (yiš·ma‘)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 8085: To hear intelligently

the oath,
אָלָ֥ה (’ā·lāh)
Noun - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 423: An imprecation

but will not
וְלֹ֣א (wə·lō)
Conjunctive waw | Adverb - Negative particle
Strong's Hebrew 3808: Not, no

testify.
יַגִּֽיד׃ (yag·gîḏ)
Verb - Hifil - Imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 5046: To be conspicuous
(24) Hateth his own soul.--See above on Proverbs 1:19.

He heareth cursing.--Rather, the oath or adjuration of the judge that anyone cognisant of the theft shall give information with regard to it. He hears and remains silent, and thus becoming the accomplice of the thief, he shares his punishment.

Verse 24. - Whoso is partner with a thief hateth his own soul. The accomplice of a thief puts his own safety in danger. This is explained by what follows: He heareth cursing, and bewrayeth it not; better, he heareth the adjuration, and telleth not. This refers to the course of proceeding defined by Leviticus 5:1, and intimated in Judges 17:2. When a theft was committed, the person wronged or the judge pronounced an imprecation on the thief and on any one who was privy to the crime, and refrained from giving information; a witness who saw and knew of it, and was silent under this formal adjuration, has to bear his iniquity; he is not only an accomplice of a criminal, he is also a perjurer; one sin leads to another. Some commentators explain the first hemistich as referring only to the crime of receiving or using stolen goods, by which a man commits a crime and exposes himself to punishment; but it is best taken, as above, in connection with the second clause, and as elucidated thereby. 29:19. Here is an unprofitable, slothful, wicked servant; one that serves not from conscience, or love, but from fear. 20. When a man is self-conceited, rash, and given to wrangling, there is more hope of the ignorant and profligate. 21. Good usage to a servant does not mean indulgence, which would ruin even a child. The body is a servant to the soul; those that humour it, and are over-tender of it, will find it forget its place. 22. An angry, passionate disposition makes men provoking to one another, and provoking to God. 23. Only those who humble themselves shall be exalted and established. 24. The receiver is as bad as the thief. 25. Many are ashamed to own Christ now; and he will not own them in the day of judgment. But he that trusts in the Lord will be saved from this snare.
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