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Proverbs 18:5

It is not good to bbe partial to1 the wicked

or to cdeprive the righteous of justice.

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Proverbs 18:5 — The New International Version (NIV)

It is not good to be partial to the wicked

and so deprive the innocent of justice.

Proverbs 18:5 — King James Version (KJV 1900)

It is not good to accept the person of the wicked,

To overthrow the righteous in judgment.

Proverbs 18:5 — New Living Translation (NLT)

It is not right to acquit the guilty

or deny justice to the innocent.

Proverbs 18:5 — The New King James Version (NKJV)

It is not good to show partiality to the wicked,

Or to overthrow the righteous in judgment.

Proverbs 18:5 — New Century Version (NCV)

It is not good to honor the wicked

or to be unfair to the innocent.

Proverbs 18:5 — American Standard Version (ASV)

To respect the person of the wicked is not good,

Nor to turn aside the righteous in judgment.

Proverbs 18:5 — 1890 Darby Bible (DARBY)

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

Proverbs 18:5 — GOD’S WORD Translation (GW)

It is not good to be partial toward a wicked person, 

thereby depriving an innocent person of justice. 

Proverbs 18:5 — The Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB)

It is not good to show partiality to the guilty

by perverting the justice due the innocent.

Proverbs 18:5 — The New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

It is not right to be partial to the guilty,

or to subvert the innocent in judgment.

Proverbs 18:5 — The Lexham English Bible (LEB)

Being partial to faces of evil is not good,

nor to subvert the righteous at the judgment.

Proverbs 18:5 — New International Reader’s Version (1998) (NIrV)

It isn’t good to favor those who do wrong.

And it isn’t good to hold back what is fair from those who aren’t guilty.

Proverbs 18:5 — New American Standard Bible: 1995 Update (NASB95)

To show partiality to the wicked is not good,

Nor to thrust aside the righteous in judgment.


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