Proverbs 17:15
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New International Version
Acquitting the guilty and condemning the innocent-- the LORD detests them both.


New American Standard Bible
He who justifies the wicked and he who condemns the righteous, Both of them alike are an abomination to the LORD.


King James Bible
He that justifieth the wicked, and he that condemneth the just, even they both are abomination to the LORD.


Holman Christian Standard Bible
Acquitting the guilty and condemning the just-- both are detestable to the LORD.


International Standard Version
Exonerating the wicked and condemning the righteous are both detestable to the LORD.


American Standard Version
He that justifieth the wicked, and he that condemneth the righteous, Both of them alike are an abomination to Jehovah.


Douay-Rheims Bible
He that justifieth the wicked, and he that condemneth the just, both are abominable before God.


Darby Bible Translation
He that justifieth the wicked, and he that condemneth the righteous, even they both are abomination to Jehovah.


Young's Literal Translation
Whoso is justifying the wicked, And condemning the righteous, Even both of these are an abomination to Jehovah.
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Context
Better a Dry Morsel with Quietness

1Better is a dry morsel, and quietness therewith, than an house full of sacrifices with strife. 2A wise servant shall have rule over a son that causes shame, and shall have part of the inheritance among the brothers. 3The fining pot is for silver, and the furnace for gold: but the LORD tries the hearts. 4A wicked doer gives heed to false lips; and a liar gives ear to a naughty tongue. 5Whoever mocks the poor reproaches his Maker: and he that is glad at calamities shall not be unpunished. 6Children's children are the crown of old men; and the glory of children are their fathers. 7Excellent speech becomes not a fool: much less do lying lips a prince. 8A gift is as a precious stone in the eyes of him that has it: wherever it turns, it prospers. 9He that covers a transgression seeks love; but he that repeats a matter separates very friends. 10A reproof enters more into a wise man than an hundred stripes into a fool. 11An evil man seeks only rebellion: therefore a cruel messenger shall be sent against him. 12Let a bear robbed of her whelps meet a man, rather than a fool in his folly. 13Whoever rewards evil for good, evil shall not depart from his house. 14The beginning of strife is as when one lets out water: therefore leave off contention, before it be meddled with. 15He that justifies the wicked, and he that comdemns the just, even they both are abomination to the LORD. 16Why is there a price in the hand of a fool to get wisdom, seeing he has no heart to it? 17A friend loves at all times, and a brother is born for adversity. 18A man void of understanding strikes hands, and becomes surety in the presence of his friend. 19He loves transgression that loves strife: and he that exalts his gate seeks destruction. 20He that has a fraudulent heart finds no good: and he that has a perverse tongue falls into mischief. 21He that begets a fool does it to his sorrow: and the father of a fool has no joy. 22A merry heart does good like a medicine: but a broken spirit dries the bones. 23A wicked man takes a gift out of the bosom to pervert the ways of judgment. 24Wisdom is before him that has understanding; but the eyes of a fool are in the ends of the earth. 25A foolish son is a grief to his father, and bitterness to her that bore him. 26Also to punish the just is not good, nor to strike princes for equity. 27He that has knowledge spares his words: and a man of understanding is of an excellent spirit. 28Even a fool, when he holds his peace, is counted wise: and he that shuts his lips is esteemed a man of understanding.
Cross References
Exodus 23:7
Keep you far from a false matter; and the innocent and righteous slay you not: for I will not justify the wicked.


Psalm 94:21
They gather themselves together against the soul of the righteous, and condemn the innocent blood.


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


Proverbs 18:5
It is not good to accept the person of the wicked, to overthrow the righteous in judgment.


Proverbs 24:24
He that said to the wicked, You are righteous; him shall the people curse, nations shall abhor him:


Proverbs 31:5
Lest they drink, and forget the law, and pervert the judgment of any of the afflicted.


Isaiah 5:20
Woe to them that call evil good, and good evil; that put darkness for light, and light for darkness; that put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter!


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


Lamentations 3:35
To turn aside the right of a man before the face of the most High,


Treasury of Scripture

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

that justifieth

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

Exodus 23:7 Keep you far from a false matter; and the innocent and righteous slay you not: for I will not justify the wicked.

1 Kings 21:13 And there came in two men, children of Belial, and sat before him: and the men of Belial witnessed against him, even against Naboth...

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

Isaiah 55:8,9 For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, said the LORD...

Ezekiel 22:27-29 Her princes in the middle thereof are like wolves ravening the prey, to shed blood, and to destroy souls, to get dishonest gain...

Amos 5:7,12 You who turn judgment to wormwood, and leave off righteousness in the earth...

Amos 6:12 Shall horses run on the rock? will one plow there with oxen? for you have turned judgment into gall...

Luke 23:18-25 And they cried out all at once, saying, Away with this man, and release to us Barabbas...

Romans 4:5 But to him that works not, but believes on him that justifies the ungodly, his faith is counted for righteousness.

James 5:6 You have condemned and killed the just; and he does not resist you.

abomination

Proverbs 6:16 These six things does the LORD hate: yes, seven are an abomination to him:

Proverbs 11:1 A false balance is abomination to the LORD: but a just weight is his delight.

Proverbs 15:8 The sacrifice of the wicked is an abomination to the LORD: but the prayer of the upright is his delight.

Strong's Concordance
He that justifieth the wicked, and he that condemneth the just, even they both [are] abomination to the LORD.
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Abomination Alike Condemneth Condemning Condemns Decision Detests Disgusting Equally Evil-doer Gives Guilty Innocent Justifies Justifieth Justifying Righteous Upright Wicked
Resources
Proverbs Chapter 17 Verse 15

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