Proverbs 17:23

“A wicked man taketh a gift out of the bosome, to peruert the wayes of iudgement.”

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Other Translations

A wicked [man] taketh a gift out of the bosom to pervert the ways of judgment.
- King James Version

A wicked man receives a bribe from the bosom To pervert the ways of justice.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

A wicked man receiveth a bribe out of the bosom, To pervert the ways of justice.
- American Standard Version (1901)

A sinner takes an offering out of his robe, to get a decision for himself in a cause.
- Basic English Bible

A wicked [man] taketh a gift out of the bosom, to pervert the paths of judgment.
- Darby Bible

A wicked man taketh a gift out of the bosom to pervert the ways of judgment.
- Webster's Bible

A wicked man receives a bribe in secret, to pervert the ways of justice.
- World English Bible

A bribe from the bosom the wicked taketh, To turn aside the paths of judgment.
- Youngs Literal Bible

A wicked man taketh a gift out of the bosom, to pervert the ways of justice.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

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Discussion for Proverbs 17

  • Jennifer Macamaux
    It says it right there being miserable and scared and anxious and stressed brings on sickness and disease period.
  • I Am that Michael Isaac Dale
    A friend will be corrected by my Holy Father. It is written, The blueness of a wound cleanses away evil: so do stripes the inward parts of the belly. Withhold not correction from the child: for if thou beat him with the rod, he shall not die. but Woe unto them that call evil good, and good evil; that put darkness for light, and light for darkness; that put bitter for sweet and sweet for bitter!
  • BSP
    Verse 17: True friends are there for each other both in good times and in bad times. We especially need to be a friend in the adverse times.
  • Edna L'Herault
    I LOVE TO READ PROVERBS AND ALSO PSALMS 23. I FEEL COMFORTED AND HAVE PEACE IN MY HEART AND SOUL WHEN I READ PSALMS AND PROVERBS. MAY GOD BE WITH US ALL.
  • Kc
    Read all the peoples comments and Thank you for your wisdom
  • Jd
    watch ur words be wise in everythg

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