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Proverbs 17:26

26  vTo impose a fine on a righteous man is not good,

nor to strike the noble for their uprightness.

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Proverbs 17:26 — The New International Version (NIV)

26 If imposing a fine on the innocent is not good,

surely to flog honest officials is not right.

Proverbs 17:26 — King James Version (KJV 1900)

26 Also to punish the just is not good,

Nor to strike princes for equity.

Proverbs 17:26 — New Living Translation (NLT)

26 It is wrong to punish the godly for being good

or to flog leaders for being honest.

Proverbs 17:26 — The New King James Version (NKJV)

26 Also, to punish the righteous is not good,

Nor to strike princes for their uprightness.

Proverbs 17:26 — New Century Version (NCV)

26 It is not good to punish the innocent

or to beat leaders for being honest.

Proverbs 17:26 — American Standard Version (ASV 1901)

26 Also to punish the righteous is not good,

Nor to smite the noble for their uprightness.

Proverbs 17:26 — 1890 Darby Bible (DARBY)

26 To punish a righteous man is not good, nor to strike nobles because of their uprightness.

Proverbs 17:26 — GOD’S WORD Translation (GW)

26 To punish an innocent person is not good.

To strike down noble people is not right.

Proverbs 17:26 — The Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB)

26 It is certainly not good to fine an innocent person

or to beat a noble for his honesty.

Proverbs 17:26 — The New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

26 To impose a fine on the innocent is not right,

or to flog the noble for their integrity.

Proverbs 17:26 — The Lexham English Bible (LEB)

26 Also, imposing a fine on the righteous is not good,

nor to flog nobles for uprightness.

Proverbs 17:26 — New International Reader’s Version (NIrV)

26 It isn’t good to punish those who aren’t guilty.

It isn’t good to whip officials just because they are honest.

Proverbs 17:26 — New American Standard Bible: 1995 Update (NASB95)

26 It is also not good to fine the righteous,

Nor to strike the noble for their uprightness.