Proverbs 18:5
Context
The Unfriendly Pursue Selfishness

1Through desire a man, having separated himself, seeks and intermeddles with all wisdom. 2A fool has no delight in understanding, but that his heart may discover itself. 3When the wicked comes, then comes also contempt, and with ignominy reproach. 4The words of a man's mouth are as deep waters, and the wellspring of wisdom as a flowing brook. 5It is not good to accept the person of the wicked, to overthrow the righteous in judgment. 6A fool's lips enter into contention, and his mouth calls for strokes. 7A fool's mouth is his destruction, and his lips are the snare of his soul. 8The words of a talebearer are as wounds, and they go down into the innermost parts of the belly. 9He also that is slothful in his work is brother to him that is a great waster. 10The name of the LORD is a strong tower: the righteous runs into it, and is safe. 11The rich man's wealth is his strong city, and as an high wall in his own conceit. 12Before destruction the heart of man is haughty, and before honor is humility. 13He that answers a matter before he hears it, it is folly and shame to him. 14The spirit of a man will sustain his infirmity; but a wounded spirit who can bear? 15The heart of the prudent gets knowledge; and the ear of the wise seeks knowledge. 16A man's gift makes room for him, and brings him before great men. 17He that is first in his own cause seems just; but his neighbor comes and searches him. 18The lot causes contentions to cease, and parts between the mighty. 19A brother offended is harder to be won than a strong city: and their contentions are like the bars of a castle. 20A man's belly shall be satisfied with the fruit of his mouth; and with the increase of his lips shall he be filled. 21Death and life are in the power of the tongue: and they that love it shall eat the fruit thereof. 22Whoever finds a wife finds a good thing, and obtains favor of the LORD. 23The poor uses entreaties; but the rich answers roughly. 24A man that has friends must show himself friendly: and there is a friend that sticks closer than a brother.
Cross References
Exodus 23:2
You shall not follow a multitude to do evil; neither shall you speak in a cause to decline after many to wrest judgment:


Exodus 23:6
You shall not wrest the judgment of your poor in his cause.


Leviticus 19:15
You shall do no unrighteousness in judgment: you shall not respect the person of the poor, nor honor the person of the mighty: but in righteousness shall you judge your neighbor.


Deuteronomy 1:17
You shall not respect persons in judgment; but you shall hear the small as well as the great; you shall not be afraid of the face of man; for the judgment is God's: and the cause that is too hard for you, bring it to me, and I will hear it.


Deuteronomy 16:19
You shall not wrest judgment; you shall not respect persons, neither take a gift: for a gift does blind the eyes of the wise, and pervert the words of the righteous.


Psalm 82:2
How long will you judge unjustly, and accept the persons of the wicked? Selah.


Proverbs 17:15
He that justifies the wicked, and he that comdemns the just, even they both are abomination to the LORD.


Proverbs 17:26
Also to punish the just is not good, nor to strike princes for equity.


Proverbs 24:23
These things also belong to the wise. It is not good to have respect of persons in judgment.


Proverbs 28:21
To have respect of persons is not good: for for a piece of bread that man will transgress.


Treasury of Scripture

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

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Proverbs 24:23 These things also belong to the wise. It is not good to have respect of persons in judgment.

Proverbs 28:21 To have respect of persons is not good: for for a piece of bread that man will transgress.

Leviticus 19:15 You shall do no unrighteousness in judgment: you shall not respect the person of the poor, nor honor the person of the mighty...

Deuteronomy 1:16,17 And I charged your judges at that time, saying, Hear the causes between your brothers...

Deuteronomy 16:19 You shall not wrest judgment; you shall not respect persons, neither take a gift: for a gift does blind the eyes of the wise...

Job 13:7,8 Will you speak wickedly for God? and talk deceitfully for him...

Job 34:19 How much less to him that accepts not the persons of princes, nor regards the rich more than the poor?...

Matthew 22:16 And they sent out to him their disciples with the Herodians, saying, Master, we know that you are true...

to overthrow

1 Kings 21:9-14 And she wrote in the letters, saying, Proclaim a fast, and set Naboth on high among the people...

Isaiah 5:23 Which justify the wicked for reward, and take away the righteousness of the righteous from him!

Isaiah 59:14 And judgment is turned away backward, and justice stands afar off: for truth is fallen in the street, and equity cannot enter.

Micah 7:3 That they may do evil with both hands earnestly, the prince asks, and the judge asks for a reward; and the great man...

Strong's Concordance
[It is] not good to accept the person of the wicked, to overthrow the righteous in judgment.
Topical Bible
Accept Acceptance Aside Decision Deprive Evil-doer Face Faces Innocent Judgment Justice Overthrow Partial Partiality Respect Righteous Thrust Turn Upright Wicked Wrong
Resources
Proverbs Chapter 18 Verse 5

Alphabetical: aside be deprive good in innocent is It judgment justice Nor not of or partial partiality righteous show the thrust to wicked

OT Poetry: Proverbs 18:5 To be partial to the faces (Prov. Pro Pr)
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