Proverbs 18:5

It is not good to accept the person of the wicked, to overthrow the righteous in judgment.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

It is not good to accept the person of the wicked, to ouerthrowe the righteous in iudgement.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

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

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Discussion for Proverbs 18

  • THEGOAT1234
    I THINK THAT HAVE FRIEND IS GOOD
  • Steve morrow
    PROVERBS 18:21 DEATH AND LIFE ARE IN THE POWER OF THE TONGUE AND THEY THAT LOVE IT SHALL EAT THE FRUIT THEREOF MATTHEW 12:37 FOR BY THY WORDS THOU SHALT BE JUSTIFIED AND BY THY WORDS THOU SHALT BE CONDEMNED
  • Steve morrow
    PROVERBS 18:21 DEATH AND LIFE ARE IN THE POWER OF THE TONGUE AND THEY THAT LOVE IT SHALL EAT THE FRUIT THEREOF **** JEREMIAH 15:16 THY WORDS WERE FOUND AND I DID EAT THEM AND THY WORD WAS UNTO ME THE JOY AND REJOICING OF MINE HEART FOR I AM CALLED BY THY NAME O LORD GOD OF HOSTS **** PROVERBS 10:17 HE IS IN THE WAY OF LIFE THAT KEEPETH INSTRUCTION BUT HE THAT REFUSETH REPROOF ERRETH
  • Irene123
    V. 24 - " ... and there is a friend that sticketh closer than a 'brother'." I highlighted brother because - it just occurred to me brother could also very well mean brother in the church; not just blood brother.
  • Irene123
    'Jesus' is all through the O.T. The whole of the O.T. is all about Jesus. Luke 24:44, Jn. 20:28 - Thomas was a DEVOUT Jew. NO Jew will call anyone 'Lord' and 'God' except He is that. Deut.6:4 - Hear O Israel, the Lord your God is one Lord," (Shema). Nor did Jesus, being a DEVOUT Jew, rebuke Thomas. The name Jehovah translates to Jesus.
  • Brianna
    "Jehovah's" name is a source of protection. That's why it's critical to know this name. Yet Sadly, even with the KJ that name is obscured by TITLES such as LORD. It's capitalized and italicized so we know that the translator understood the omission of the Divine Name.

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