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It is not right to make an innocent person pay a fine; justice is perverted when good people are punished.
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It is no good thing to do hurt to the just: nor to strike the prince, who judgeth right.
Proverbs 17:15 He that justifieth the wicked, and he that condemneth the just, both are abominable before God.
Proverbs 18:5 It is not good to accept the person of the wicked, to decline from the truth of judgment.
Genesis 18:25 Far be it from thee to do this thing, and to slay the just with the wicked, and for the just to be in like case as the wicked; this is not beseeming thee: thou who judgest all the earth, wilt not make this judgment.
2 Samuel 3:23-25,39 And Joab and all the army that was with him, came afterwards: and it was told Joab, that Abner the son of Ner came to the king, and he hath sent him away, and he is gone in peace. . . .
2 Samuel 16:7,8 And thus said Semei when he cursed the king: Come out, come out, thou man of blood, and thou man of Belial. . . .
2 Samuel 19:7 Now therefore arise, and go out, and speak to the satisfaction of thy servants: for I swear to thee by the Lord, that if thou wilt not go forth, there will not tarry with thee so much as one this night: and that will be worse to thee, than all the evils that have befallen thee from thy youth until now.
Job 34:18,19 Who saith to the king: Thou art an apostate: who calleth rulers ungodly: . . .
Micah 5:1 Arise, and tread, O daughter of Sion: for I will make thy horn iron, and thy hoofs I will make brass: and thou shalt beat in pieces many peoples, and shalt immolate the spoils of them to the Lord, and their strength to the Lord of the whole earth.
John 18:22 And when he had said these things, one of the servants standing by gave Jesus a blow, saying: Answerest thou the high priest so?
ContextBetter a Dry Morsel in Quietness
…25A foolish son is the anger of the father: and the sorrow of the mother that bore him. 26It is no good thing to do hurt to the just: nor to strike the prince, who judgeth right.27He that setteth bounds to his words, is knowing and wise: and the man of understanding is of a precious spirit.…
He that justifieth the wicked, and he that condemneth the just, both are abominable before God.
It is not good to accept the person of the wicked, to decline from the truth of judgment.
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