Parallel Verses

New American Standard Bible

It is also not good to fine the righteous, Nor to strike the noble for their uprightness.

King James Version

Also to punish the just is not good, nor to strike princes for equity.

Holman Bible

It is certainly not good to fine an innocent person
or to beat a noble for his honesty.

International Standard Version

Furthermore, it isn't good to fine the righteous, or to beat an official because of his uprightness.

A Conservative Version

Also to punish a righteous man is not good, [nor] to smite nobles for uprightness.

American Standard Version

Also to punish the righteous is not good, Nor to smite the noble for their uprightness.

Amplified

Also, to punish or fine the righteous is not good, nor to smite the noble for their uprightness.

Bible in Basic English

To give punishment to the upright is not good, or to give blows to the noble for their righteousness.

Darby Translation

To punish a righteous man is not good, nor to strike nobles because of their uprightness.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

It is certainly not good to condemn the just, nor to smite princes for doing that which is upright.

Julia Smith Translation

Also punishing to the just one is not good, to strike nobles for uprightness.

King James 2000

Also, to punish the just is not good, nor to flog princes for their integrity.

Lexham Expanded Bible

Also, imposing a fine on the righteous is not good, [nor] to flog nobles for uprightness.

Modern King James verseion

And it is not good to punish the just, nor to strike princes for uprightness.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

To punish the innocent, and to smite the princes that give true judgment, are both evil.

NET Bible

It is terrible to punish a righteous person, and to flog honorable men is wrong.

New Heart English Bible

Also to punish the righteous is not good, nor to flog officials for their integrity.

The Emphasized Bible

Surely, to chastise the righteous, is not good, to smite the noble-minded for equity.

Webster

Also to punish the just is not good, nor to strike princes for equity.

World English Bible

Also to punish the righteous is not good, nor to flog officials for their integrity.

Youngs Literal Translation

Also, to fine the righteous is not good, To smite nobles for uprightness.

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
ענשׁ 
`anash 
Usage: 9

the just
צדּיק 
Tsaddiyq 
Usage: 206

nor to strike
נכה 
Nakah 
Usage: 501

נדיב 
Nadiyb 
Usage: 28

Context Readings

How Fools Live

25 A foolish son is a grief to his father And bitterness to her who bore him. 26 It is also not good to fine the righteous, Nor to strike the noble for their uprightness. 27 He who restrains his words has knowledge, And he who has a cool spirit is a man of understanding.



Cross References

Proverbs 17:15

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

Proverbs 18:5

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

Genesis 18:25

"Far be it from You to do such a thing, to slay the righteous with the wicked, so that the righteous and the wicked are treated alike. Far be it from You! Shall not the Judge of all the earth deal justly?"

2 Samuel 3:23-25

When Joab and all the army that was with him arrived, they told Joab, saying, "Abner the son of Ner came to the king, and he has sent him away, and he has gone in peace."

2 Samuel 3:39

"I am weak today, though anointed king; and these men the sons of Zeruiah are too difficult for me May the LORD repay the evildoer according to his evil."

2 Samuel 16:7-8

Thus Shimei said when he cursed, "Get out, get out, you man of bloodshed, and worthless fellow!

2 Samuel 19:7

"Now therefore arise, go out and speak kindly to your servants, for I swear by the LORD, if you do not go out, surely not a man will pass the night with you, and this will be worse for you than all the evil that has come upon you from your youth until now."

Job 34:18-19

Who says to a king, 'Worthless one,' To nobles, 'Wicked ones';

Micah 5:1

"Now muster yourselves in troops, daughter of troops; They have laid siege against us; With a rod they will smite the judge of Israel on the cheek.

John 18:22

When He had said this, one of the officers standing nearby struck Jesus, saying, "Is that the way You answer the high priest?"

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