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Proverbs 17:15

    Proverbs 17:15 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

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

    American King James Version (AKJV)

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

    American Standard Version (ASV)

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

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

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

    Webster's Revision

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

    World English Bible

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

    English Revised Version (ERV)

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

    Barnes' Notes on Proverbs 17:15

    People need to be warned against an unjust acquittal, no less than against unjust condemnation. The word "justifieth" has its forensic sense, "to declare righteous," to acquit.