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Proverbs 18:5

    Proverbs 18:5 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

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

    American King James Version (AKJV)

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

    American Standard Version (ASV)

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

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

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

    Webster's Revision

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

    English Revised Version (ERV)

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

    Clarke's Commentary on Proverbs 18:5

    To accept the person of the wicked - We must not, in judicial cases, pay any attention to a man's riches, influence, friends, offices, etc., but judge the case according to its own merits. But when the wicked rich man opposes and oppresses the poor righteous, then all those things should be utterly forgotten.