Parallel Verses

New American Standard Bible

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

King James Version

It is not good to accept the person of the wicked, to overthrow the righteous in judgment.

Holman Bible

It is not good to show partiality to the guilty
by perverting the justice due the innocent.

International Standard Version

It's not good to be partial towards an evil person, thereby depriving the righteous of justice.

A Conservative Version

To respect the person of a wicked man is not good, [nor] to turn aside a righteous man in judgment.

American Standard Version

To respect the person of the wicked is not good, Nor to turn aside the righteous in judgment.

Amplified

To respect the person of the wicked and be partial to him, so as to deprive the [consistently] righteous of justice, is not good.

Bible in Basic English

To have respect for the person of the evil-doer is not good, or to give a wrong decision against the upright.

Darby Translation

It is not good to accept the person of the wicked, to wrong the righteous in judgment.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

To respect the person of the wicked so that the righteous loses that which is rightfully his is not good.

Julia Smith Translation

To lift up the face of the unjust one is not good; to turn aside the just one in judgment.

King James 2000

It is not good to be partial to the wicked, or to overthrow the righteous in judgment.

Lexham Expanded Bible

Being partial [to] faces of evil [is] not good, [nor] to subvert the righteous at the judgment.

Modern King James verseion

It is not good to favor the person of the wicked, nor to overthrow the righteous in judgment.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

It is not good to regard the person of the ungodly, or to put back the righteous in judgment.

NET Bible

It is terrible to show partiality to the wicked, by depriving a righteous man of justice.

New Heart English Bible

To be partial to the faces of the wicked is not good, nor to deprive the innocent of justice.

The Emphasized Bible

To prefer a lawless man, is not good, thrusting away the righteous, in judgment.

Webster

It is not good to accept the person of the wicked, to overthrow the righteous in judgment.

World English Bible

To be partial to the faces of the wicked is not good, nor to deprive the innocent of justice.

Youngs Literal Translation

Acceptance of the face of the wicked is not good, To turn aside the righteous in judgment.

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
It is not good
טוב 
Towb 
Usage: 553

to accept
נסה נשׂא 
Nasa' 
Usage: 653

the person
פּנים 
Paniym 
Usage: 2119

of the wicked
רשׁע 
Rasha` 
Usage: 263

the righteous
צדּיק 
Tsaddiyq 
Usage: 206

Context Readings

How Fools Live

4 The words of a man's mouth are deep waters; The fountain of wisdom is a bubbling brook. 5 To show partiality to the wicked is not good, Nor to thrust aside the righteous in judgment. 6 A fool's lips bring strife, And his mouth calls for blows.



Cross References

Leviticus 19:15

'You shall do no injustice in judgment; you shall not be partial to the poor nor defer to the great, but you are to judge your neighbor fairly.

Proverbs 24:23

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

Proverbs 28:21

To show partiality is not good, Because for a piece of bread a man will transgress.

Deuteronomy 16:19

"You shall not distort justice; you shall not be partial, and you shall not take a bribe, for a bribe blinds the eyes of the wise and perverts the words of the righteous.

Psalm 82:2

How long will you judge unjustly And show partiality to the wicked? Selah.

Proverbs 17:15

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

Deuteronomy 1:16-17

"Then I charged your judges at that time, saying, 'Hear the cases between your fellow countrymen, and judge righteously between a man and his fellow countryman, or the alien who is with him.

1 Kings 21:9-14

Now she wrote in the letters, saying, "Proclaim a fast and seat Naboth at the head of the people;

Job 13:7-8

"Will you speak what is unjust for God, And speak what is deceitful for Him?

Job 34:19

Who shows no partiality to princes Nor regards the rich above the poor, For they all are the work of His hands?

Isaiah 5:23

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

Isaiah 59:14

Justice is turned back, And righteousness stands far away; For truth has stumbled in the street, And uprightness cannot enter.

Micah 7:3

Concerning evil, both hands do it well The prince asks, also the judge, for a bribe, And a great man speaks the desire of his soul; So they weave it together.

Matthew 22:16

And they sent their disciples to Him, along with the Herodians, saying, "Teacher, we know that You are truthful and teach the way of God in truth, and defer to no one; for You are not partial to any.

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