Proverbs 17:26

“Also to punish the iust is not good, nor to strike princes for equitie.”

1611 King James Version (KJV)




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Other Translations

Also to punish the just [is] not good, [nor] to strike princes for equity.
- King James Version

It is also not good to fine the righteous, {Nor} to strike the noble for {their} uprightness.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Also to punish the righteous is not good, `Nor' to smite the noble for `their' uprightness.
- American Standard Version (1901)

To give punishment to the upright is not good, or to give blows to the noble for their righteousness.
- Basic English Bible

To punish a righteous [man] is not good, nor to strike nobles because of [their] uprightness.
- Darby Bible

Also to punish the just is not good, nor to strike princes for equity.
- Webster's Bible

Also to punish the righteous is not good, nor to flog officials for their integrity.
- World English Bible

Also, to fine the righteous is not good, To smite nobles for uprightness.
- Youngs Literal Bible

To punish also the righteous is not good, nor to strike the noble for their uprightness.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Proverbs 17:26


17:26 To strike - Nor to smite magistrates, either with the hand or tongue, for the execution of justice.


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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