Proverbs 28:4

“They that forsake the law praise the wicked: but such as keep the law contend with them.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

They that forsake the law, praise the wicked: but such as keepe the Law, contend with them.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Those who forsake the law praise the wicked, But those who keep the law strive with them.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

They that forsake the law praise the wicked; But such as keep the law contend with them.
- American Standard Version (1901)

Those who have no respect for the law give praise to the evil-doer; but such as keep the law are against him.
- Basic English Bible

They that forsake the law praise the wicked; but such as keep the law contend with them.
- Darby Bible

They that forsake the law praise the wicked: but such as keep the law contend with them.
- Webster's Bible

Those who forsake the law praise the wicked; but those who keep the law contend with them.
- World English Bible

Those forsaking the law praise the wicked, Those keeping the law plead against them.
- Youngs Literal Bible

They that forsake the law praise the wicked; but such as keep the law contend with them.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Proverbs 28:4


28:4 Contend - Are so far from praising them, that they severely reprove them.


Discussion for Proverbs 28:4

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