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: for, for a piece of bread that man will transgress.

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.

Definitions for Proverbs 28 :21

Clarke's Commentary on Proverbs 28 :21

Barnes's Commentary 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 Commentary 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.
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