Proverbs 17:26
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New American Standard Bible
It is also not good to fine the righteous, Nor to strike the noble for their uprightness.

King James Bible
Also to punish the just is not good, nor to strike princes for equity.

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

World English Bible
Also to punish the righteous is not good, nor to flog officials for their integrity.

Young's Literal Translation
Also, to fine the righteous is not good, To smite nobles for uprightness.

Proverbs 17:26 Parallel
Commentary
Barnes' Notes on the Bible

Nor to strike ... - Better, and to strike the noble (in character rather than in rank) is against right. Compare John 18:28.

Proverbs 17:26 Parallel Commentaries

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The Unrivalled Friend
A sermon (No. 899) delivered on Lord's Day morning, November 7th, 1869, at the Metropolitan Tabernacle, Newington, by C. H. Spurgeon. "A friend loveth at all times, and a brother is born for adversity."--Proverbs 17:17. There is one thing about the usefulness of which all men are agreed, namely, friendship; but most men are soon aware that counterfeits of friendship are common as autumn leaves. Few men enjoy from others the highest and truest form of friendship. The friendships of this world are
C.H. Spurgeon—Sermons on Proverbs

The Raising of the Young Man of Nain - the Meeting of Life and Death.
THAT early spring-tide in Galilee was surely the truest realisation of the picture in the Song of Solomon, when earth clad herself in garments of beauty, and the air was melodious with songs of new life. [2625] It seemed as if each day marked a widening circle of deepest sympathy and largest power on the part of Jesus; as if each day also brought fresh surprise, new gladness; opened hitherto unthought-of possibilities, and pointed Israel far beyond the horizon of their narrow expectancy. Yesterday
Alfred Edersheim—The Life and Times of Jesus the Messiah

Proverbs
Many specimens of the so-called Wisdom Literature are preserved for us in the book of Proverbs, for its contents are by no means confined to what we call proverbs. The first nine chapters constitute a continuous discourse, almost in the manner of a sermon; and of the last two chapters, ch. xxx. is largely made up of enigmas, and xxxi. is in part a description of the good housewife. All, however, are rightly subsumed under the idea of wisdom, which to the Hebrew had always moral relations. The Hebrew
John Edgar McFadyen—Introduction to the Old Testament

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