He that justifieth the wicked, and he that condemneth the righteous, even they both are abomination to Jehovah.
who justify the wicked for a bribe, and turn away the righteousness of the righteous from them!
It is not good to accept the person of the wicked, to wrong the righteous in judgment.
They band together against the soul of the righteous, and condemn innocent blood.
He that saith unto the wicked, Thou art righteous, peoples shall curse him, nations shall abhor him;
Thou shalt keep far from the cause of falsehood; and the innocent and righteous slay not; for I will not justify the wicked.
Shall I be pure with the unjust balances, and with the bag of deceitful weights?
Of a truth I know it is so; but how can man be just with God?
being justified freely by his grace through the redemption which is in Christ Jesus; whom God has set forth a mercy-seat, through faith in his blood, for the shewing forth of his righteousness, in respect of the passing by the sins that had taken place before, through the forbearance of God; for the shewing forth of his righteousness in the present time, so that he should be just, and justify him that is of the faith of Jesus.