Parallel Verses

New American Standard Bible

He who says to the wicked, "You are righteous," Peoples will curse him, nations will abhor him;

King James Version

He that saith unto the wicked, Thou art righteous; him shall the people curse, nations shall abhor him:

Holman Bible

Whoever says to the guilty, “You are innocent”
people will curse him, and tribes will denounce him;

International Standard Version

Whoever says to the wicked, "You're in the right," will be cursed by people and hated by nations.

A Conservative Version

He who says to a wicked man, Thou are righteous, peoples shall curse him, nations shall abhor him.

American Standard Version

He that saith unto the wicked, Thou art righteous; Peoples shall curse him, nations shall abhor him:

Amplified

He who says to the wicked, You are righteous and innocent -- "peoples will curse him, nations will defy and abhor him.

Bible in Basic English

He who says to the evil-doer, You are upright, will be cursed by peoples and hated by nations.

Darby Translation

He that saith unto the wicked, Thou art righteous, peoples shall curse him, nations shall abhor him;

Jubilee 2000 Bible

He that saith unto the wicked, Thou art righteous; him shall the peoples curse, nations shall abhor him:

Julia Smith Translation

He saying to the unjust, Thou art just; peoples shall curse him, and nations shall curse him:

King James 2000

He that says unto the wicked, you are righteous; him shall the people curse, nations shall abhor him:

Lexham Expanded Bible

Whoever says to the guilty, "You are righteous," the people will curse him; the nations will abhor him.

Modern King James verseion

He who says to the wicked, You are righteous; the people shall curse him and nations shall abhor him.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

He that sayeth unto the ungodly, "Thou art righteous," him shall the people curse; yea, the commonality shall abhor him.

NET Bible

The one who says to the guilty, "You are innocent," peoples will curse him, and nations will denounce him.

New Heart English Bible

He who says to the wicked, "You are righteous;" peoples shall curse him, and nations shall abhor him?

The Emphasized Bible

He that saith to the lawless man, Righteous, thou art, peoples shall denounce him, populations shall curse him;

Webster

He that saith to the wicked, Thou art righteous; him shall the people curse, nations shall abhor him:

World English Bible

He who says to the wicked, "You are righteous;" peoples shall curse him, and nations shall abhor him --

Youngs Literal Translation

Whoso is saying to the wicked, 'Thou art righteous,' Peoples execrate him -- nations abhor him.

Interlinear

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

צדּיק 
Tsaddiyq 
Usage: 206

עם 
`am 
Usage: 1867

לאום לאם 
L@om 
Usage: 35

זעם 
Za`am 
Usage: 12

References

Context Readings

More Sayings Of The Wise

23 These also are sayings of the wise To show partiality in judgment is not good. 24 He who says to the wicked, "You are righteous," Peoples will curse him, nations will abhor him; 25 But to those who rebuke the wicked will be delight, And a good blessing will come upon them.



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 11:26

He who withholds grain, the people will curse him, But blessing will be on the head of him who sells it.

Isaiah 5:23

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

Exodus 23:6-7

"You shall not pervert the justice due to your needy brother in his dispute.

Proverbs 28:27

He who gives to the poor will never want, But he who shuts his eyes will have many curses.

Proverbs 30:10

Do not slander a slave to his master, Or he will curse you and you will be found guilty.

Isaiah 5:20

Woe to those who call evil good, and good evil; Who substitute darkness for light and light for darkness; Who substitute bitter for sweet and sweet for bitter!

Isaiah 66:24

"Then they will go forth and look On the corpses of the men Who have transgressed against Me For their worm will not die And their fire will not be quenched; And they will be an abhorrence to all mankind."

Jeremiah 6:13-14

"For from the least of them even to the greatest of them, Everyone is greedy for gain, And from the prophet even to the priest Everyone deals falsely.

Jeremiah 8:10-11

"Therefore I will give their wives to others, Their fields to new owners; Because from the least even to the greatest Everyone is greedy for gain; From the prophet even to the priest Everyone practices deceit.

Ezekiel 13:22

"Because you disheartened the righteous with falsehood when I did not cause him grief, but have encouraged the wicked not to turn from his wicked way and preserve his life,

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