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Proverbs 17:26

    Proverbs 17:26 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

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

    American King James Version (AKJV)

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

    American Standard Version (ASV)

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

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

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

    Webster's Revision

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

    World English Bible

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

    English Revised Version (ERV)

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

    Definitions for Proverbs 17:26

    Equity - A letter sent.

    Clarke's Commentary on Proverbs 17:26

    Nor to strike princes for equity - To fall out with the ruler of the people, and to take off his head under pretense of his not being a just or equitable governor, is unjust. To kill a king on the ground of justice is a most dreadful omen to any land. Where was it ever done, that it promoted the public prosperity? No experiment of this kind has ever yet succeeded, howsoever worthless the king might be.

    Barnes' Notes on Proverbs 17:26

    Nor to strike ... - Better, and to strike the noble (in character rather than in rank) is against right. Compare John 18:28.

    Wesley's Notes on Proverbs 17:26

    17:26 To strike - Nor to smite magistrates, either with the hand or tongue, for the execution of justice.