New International Version
who acquit the guilty for a bribe, but deny justice to the innocent.
King James Bible
Which justify the wicked for reward, and take away the righteousness of the righteous from him!
Darby Bible Translation
who justify the wicked for a bribe, and turn away the righteousness of the righteous from them!
World English Bible
who acquit the guilty for a bribe, but deny justice for the innocent!
Young's Literal Translation
Declaring righteous the wicked for a bribe, And the righteousness of the righteous They turn aside from him.
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
The righteous - צדיק tsaddik, singular, Sept. Vulg., and two editions.
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'Woe unto them that join house to house, that lay field to field, till there be no place, that they may he placed alone in the midst of the earth! 9. In mine ears said the Lord of hosts, Of a truth many houses shall he desolate, even great and fair, without inhabitant. 10. Yea, ten acres of vineyard shall yield one bath, and the seed of an homer shall yield an ephah. 11. Woe unto them that rise up early in the morning, that they may follow strong drink; that continue until night, till wine inflame …
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"For to be Carnally Minded is Death; but to be Spiritually Minded is Life and Peace. "
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You have condemned and murdered the innocent one, who was not opposing you.
"Do not accept a bribe, for a bribe blinds those who see and twists the words of the innocent.
The wicked band together against the righteous and condemn the innocent to death.
Acquitting the guilty and condemning the innocent-- the LORD detests them both.
Whoever says to the guilty, "You are innocent," will be cursed by peoples and denounced by nations.
Your rulers are rebels, partners with thieves; they all love bribes and chase after gifts. They do not defend the cause of the fatherless; the widow's case does not come before them.
Woe to those who make unjust laws, to those who issue oppressive decrees,
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