Parallel Verses

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 Version

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

Holman 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.

A Conservative Version

He who justifies a wicked man, and he who condemns a righteous man, both of them alike are an abomination to LORD.

American Standard Version

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

Amplified

He who justifies the wicked and he who condemns the righteous are both an abomination [exceedingly disgusting and hateful] to the Lord.

Bible in Basic English

He who gives a decision for the evil-doer and he who gives a decision against the upright, are equally disgusting to the Lord.

Darby Translation

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

Jubilee 2000 Bible

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

Julia Smith Translation

He justifying the unjust one and he condemning the just one, is an abomination to Jehovah, also they two.

King James 2000

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

Lexham Expanded Bible

He who justifies the wicked and he who condemns the righteous, the two of them [are] both abominations of Yahweh.

Modern King James verseion

He who justifies the wicked, and he who condemns the just, even both of them are hateful to Jehovah.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

The LORD hateth as well him that justifieth the ungodly, as him that condemneth the innocent.

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.

The Emphasized Bible

He that justifieth the lawless, and he that condemneth the righteous, an abomination to Yahweh, are they, both.

Webster

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.

Youngs Literal Translation

Whoso is justifying the wicked, And condemning the righteous, Even both of these are an abomination to Jehovah.

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
the wicked
רשׁע 
Rasha` 
Usage: 263

and he that condemneth
רשׁע 
Rasha` 
Usage: 34

the just
צדּיק 
Tsaddiyq 
Usage: 206

שׁתּים שׁנים 
Sh@nayim 
Usage: 767

תּעבה תּועבה 
Tow`ebah 
Usage: 117

References

Fausets

Questions on Proverbs 17:15

Context Readings

Proverbs Of Solomon

14 The beginning of strife is like letting out water, So abandon the quarrel before it breaks out. 15 He who justifies the wicked and he who condemns the righteous, Both of them alike are an abomination to the LORD. 16 Why is there a price in the hand of a fool to buy wisdom, When he has no sense?



Cross References

Exodus 23:7

"Keep far from a false charge, and do not kill the innocent or the righteous, for I will not acquit the guilty.

Isaiah 5:23

Who justify the wicked for a bribe, And take away the rights of the ones who are in the right!

Proverbs 18:5

To show partiality to the wicked is not good, Nor to thrust aside the righteous in judgment.

1 Kings 21:13

Then the two worthless men came in and sat before him; and the worthless men testified against him, even against Naboth, before the people, saying, "Naboth cursed God and the king." So they took him outside the city and stoned him to death with stones.

Proverbs 6:16

There are six things which the LORD hates, Yes, seven which are an abomination to Him:

Proverbs 11:1

A false balance is an 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.

Proverbs 24:23-24

These also are sayings of the wise To show partiality in judgment is not good.

Isaiah 55:8-9

"For My thoughts are not your thoughts, Nor are your ways My ways," declares the LORD.

Ezekiel 22:27-29

"Her princes within her are like wolves tearing the prey, by shedding blood and destroying lives in order to get dishonest gain.

Amos 5:7

For those who turn justice into wormwood And cast righteousness down to the earth."

Amos 5:12

For I know your transgressions are many and your sins are great, You who distress the righteous and accept bribes And turn aside the poor in the gate.

Amos 6:12

Do horses run on rocks? Or does one plow them with oxen? Yet you have turned justice into poison And the fruit of righteousness into wormwood,

Luke 23:18-25

But they cried out all together, saying, "Away with this man, and release for us Barabbas!"

Romans 4:5

But to the one who does not work, but believes in Him who justifies the ungodly, his faith is credited as righteousness,

James 5:6

You have condemned and put to death the righteous man; he does not resist you.

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