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Proverbs 24:23

    Proverbs 24:23 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    These things also belong to the wise. It is not good to have respect of persons in judgment.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    These things also belong to the wise. It is not good to have respect of persons in judgment.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    These also are'sayings of the wise. To have respect of persons in judgment is not good.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    These are more sayings of the wise: To have respect for a person's position when judging is not good.

    Webster's Revision

    These also are'sayings of the wise. To have respect of persons in judgment is not good.

    World English Bible

    These also are sayings of the wise. To show partiality in judgment is not good.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    These also are sayings of the wise. To have respect of persons in judgment is not good.

    Clarke's Commentary on Proverbs 24:23

    These things also belong to the wise - גם אלה לחכמים gam elleh lachachamim, "These also to wise." This appears to be a new section; and perhaps, what follows belongs to another collection. Probably fragments of sayings collected by wise men from the Proverbs of Solomon.

    It is not good to have respect - Judgment and justice should never be perverted.

    Barnes' Notes on Proverbs 24:23

    Belong to the wise - Either "are fitting for the wise, addressed to them," or (as in the superscriptions of many of the Psalms) "are written by the wise." Most recent commentators take it in the latter sense, and look on it as indicating the beginning of a fresh section, containing proverbs not ascribed to Solomon's authorship. Compare the introduction to Proverbs.

    Wesley's Notes on Proverbs 24:23

    24:23 These - The counsels following, to the end of the chapter , no less than those hitherto mentioned, are worthy of their consideration.