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Proverbs 29:24

    Proverbs 29:24 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    Whoso is partner with a thief hateth his own soul: he heareth cursing, and bewrayeth it not.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    Whoever is partner with a thief hates his own soul: he hears cursing, and denudes it not.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    Whoso is partner with a thief hateth his own soul; He heareth the adjuration and uttereth nothing.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    A man who takes part with a thief has hate for his soul; he is put under oath, but says nothing.

    Webster's Revision

    Whoso is partner with a thief hateth his own soul; He heareth the adjuration and uttereth nothing.

    World English Bible

    Whoever is an accomplice of a thief is an enemy of his own soul. He takes an oath, but dares not testify.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    Whoso is partner with a thief hateth his own soul: he heareth the adjuration and uttereth nothing.

    Clarke's Commentary on Proverbs 29:24

    Hateth his own soul - נפשו naphsho, his life, as the outraged law may at any time seize on and put him to death.

    He heareth cursing - אלה alah, the execration or adjuration, (for all culprits were charged, as before God, to tell the truth), ולא יגד velo yagpid, but He will not tell It. He has no fear of God, nor reverence for an oath, because his heart is hardened through the deceitfulness of sin.

    Barnes' Notes on Proverbs 29:24

    On the first discovery of the theft, the person wronged Judges 17:2, or the judge of the city (marginal reference), pronounced a solemn curse on the thief and on all who, knowing the offender, were unwilling to give evidence against him. The accomplice of the thief hears that curse, and yet is silent, and so falls under it, and "destroys his own soul."

    Wesley's Notes on Proverbs 29:24

    29:24 Bewrayeth it not - Which he is bound to do for the publick good.