Proverbs 24:23
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New International Version
These also are sayings of the wise: To show partiality in judging is not good:

King James Bible
These things also belong to the wise. It is not good to have respect of persons in judgment.

Darby Bible Translation
These things also come from the wise. It is not good to have respect of persons in judgment.

World English Bible
These also are sayings of the wise. To show partiality in judgment is not good.

Young's Literal Translation
These also are for the wise: -- To discern faces in judgment is not good.

Proverbs 24:23 Parallel
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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

These things also belong to the wise - גם אלה לחכמים gam elleh lachachamim, "These also to wise." This appears to be a new section; and perhaps, what follows belongs to another collection. Probably fragments of sayings collected by wise men from the Proverbs of Solomon.

It is not good to have respect - Judgment and justice should never be perverted.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

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Psalm 107:43 Whoever is wise, and will observe these things, even they shall understand the loving kindness of the LORD.

Ecclesiastes 8:1-5 Who is as the wise man? and who knows the interpretation of a thing? a man's wisdom makes his face to shine...

Hosea 14:9 Who is wise, and he shall understand these things? prudent, and he shall know them? for the ways of the LORD are right...

James 3:17 But the wisdom that is from above is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, and easy to be entreated, full of mercy and good fruits...

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Proverbs 18:5 It is not good to accept the person of the wicked, to overthrow the righteous 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 1:17 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...

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...

2 Chronicles 19:7 Why now let the fear of the LORD be on you; take heed and do it: for there is no iniquity with the LORD our God, nor respect of persons...

Psalm 82:2-4 How long will you judge unjustly, and accept the persons of the wicked? Selah...

John 7:24 Judge not according to the appearance, but judge righteous judgment.

1 Timothy 5:20,21 Them that sin rebuke before all, that others also may fear...

James 2:4-6 Are you not then partial in yourselves, and are become judges of evil thoughts...

1 Peter 1:17 And if you call on the Father, who without respect of persons judges according to every man's work...

Library
The Sluggard's Garden
'I went by the field of the slothful, and by the vineyard of the man void of understanding; 31. And, lo, it was all grown over with thorns, and nettles had covered the face thereof, and the stone wall thereof was broken down.'--PROVERBS xxiv. 30, 31. This picture of the sluggard's garden seems to be intended as a parable. No doubt its direct simple meaning is full of homely wisdom in full accord with the whole tone of the Book of Proverbs; but we shall scarcely do justice to this saying of the wise
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture

Epistle xxxvi. To Maximus, Bishop of Salona .
To Maximus, Bishop of Salona [113] . Gregory to Maximus, &c. When our common son the presbyter Veteranus came to the Roman city, he found me so weak from the pains of gout as to be quite unable to answer thy Fraternity's letters myself. And indeed with regard to the nation of the Sclaves [114] , from which you are in great danger, I am exceedingly afflicted and disturbed. I am afflicted as suffering already in your suffering: I am disturbed, because they have already begun to enter Italy by way
Saint Gregory the Great—the Epistles of Saint Gregory the Great

A Treatise on Good Works
I. We ought first to know that there are no good works except those which God has commanded, even as there is no sin except that which God has forbidden. Therefore whoever wishes to know and to do good works needs nothing else than to know God's commandments. Thus Christ says, Matthew xix, "If thou wilt enter into life, keep the commandments." And when the young man asks Him, Matthew xix, what he shall do that he may inherit eternal life, Christ sets before him naught else but the Ten Commandments.
Dr. Martin Luther—A Treatise on Good Works

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

Cross References
Deuteronomy 1:17
Do not show partiality in judging; hear both small and great alike. Do not be afraid of anyone, for judgment belongs to God. Bring me any case too hard for you, and I will hear it."

Deuteronomy 16:19
Do not pervert justice or show partiality. Do not accept a bribe, for a bribe blinds the eyes of the wise and twists the words of the innocent.

Job 13:8
Will you show him partiality? Will you argue the case for God?

Proverbs 1:6
for understanding proverbs and parables, the sayings and riddles of the wise.

Proverbs 18:5
It is not good to be partial to the wicked and so deprive the innocent of justice.

Proverbs 22:17
Pay attention and turn your ear to the sayings of the wise; apply your heart to what I teach,

Proverbs 28:21
To show partiality is not good-- yet a person will do wrong for a piece of bread.

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