Proverbs 18:5

“It is not good to accept the person of the wicked, to ouerthrowe the righteous in iudgement.”

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Other Translations

[It is] not good to accept the person of the wicked, to overthrow the righteous in judgment.
- King James Version

To show partiality to the wicked is not good, {Nor} to thrust aside the righteous in judgment.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

To respect the person of the wicked is not good, `Nor' to turn aside the righteous in judgment.
- American Standard Version (1901)

To have respect for the person of the evil-doer is not good, or to give a wrong decision against the upright.
- Basic English Bible

It is not good to accept the person of the wicked, to wrong the righteous in judgment.
- Darby Bible

It is not good to accept the person of the wicked, to overthrow the righteous in judgment.
- Webster's Bible

To be partial to the faces of the wicked is not good, nor to deprive the innocent of justice.
- World English Bible

Acceptance of the face of the wicked [is] not good, To turn aside the righteous in judgment.
- Youngs Literal Bible

It is not good to respect the person of the wicked, so as to turn aside the righteous in judgment.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Discussion for Proverbs 18

  • Bruce
    Finding a Wife May be a Little Hard. She Needs to be a Homemaker,Helps in The Church. Reads The Bible and Praying Daily. Watching Over Her Husband. The Husband Needs to do The Same for Her and More, Providing All Her Needs,Lifting Her Higher Then Himself, Lovin Her Like Christ Loved The Church. They Will Gladly Do for Each Other. Lifting One Another Higher. He Found a Wife.
  • Virda hall
    I do t understand verse 18 22
  • Obbie Beal
    V:13 He that answereth a matter before he heareth it, it is folly and shame unto him. AMEN!
  • BSP
    Verse 13 shows the important of making sure we have all the facts before we reply or react to a situation.
  • William Lambert
    So many scriptures refer to the desire. There are several ways of looking at this. Desire can be viewed as an object of ones affection or as an obstacle in reaching ones fulfillment. Too often the pleasures which are associated with desire are connected with the pain that a person may be experiencing.
  • Andrea
    I believe that what we say comes from our hearts. It's a heart matter! That may not be a good thing. It's time to clean out some of old stuff that keeps us drom speaking the right things!

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