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Proverbs 28:21

    Proverbs 28:21 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    To have respect of persons is not good: for for a piece of bread that man will transgress.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    To have respect of persons is not good: for for a piece of bread that man will transgress.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    To have respect of persons is not good; Neither that a man should transgress for a piece of bread.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    It is not good to have respect for a man's position: for a man will do wrong for a bit of bread.

    Webster's Revision

    To have respect of persons is not good; Neither that a man should transgress for a piece of bread.

    World English Bible

    To show partiality is not good; yet a man will do wrong for a piece of bread.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    To have respect of persons is not good: neither that a man should transgress for a piece of bread.

    Barnes' Notes on Proverbs 28:21

    Dishonest partiality leads men who have enslaved themselves to it to transgress, even when the inducement is altogether disproportionate. A "piece of bread" was proverbial at all times as the most extreme point of poverty (compare the marginal reference).

    Wesley's Notes on Proverbs 28:21

    28:21 For - When a man hath once accustomed himself to take bribes, a very small advantage will make him sell justice.