New International Version
The accomplices of thieves are their own enemies; they are put under oath and dare not testify.
King James Bible
Whoso is partner with a thief hateth his own soul: he heareth cursing, and bewrayeth it not.
Darby Bible Translation
Whoso shareth with a thief hateth his own soul: he heareth the adjuration, and declareth not.
World English Bible
Whoever is an accomplice of a thief is an enemy of his own soul. He takes an oath, but dares not testify.
Young's Literal Translation
Whoso is sharing with a thief is hating his own soul, Execration he heareth, and telleth not.
Proverbs 29:24 Parallel
CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Hateth his own soul - נפשו naphsho, his life, as the outraged law may at any time seize on and put him to death.
He heareth cursing - אלה alah, the execration or adjuration, (for all culprits were charged, as before God, to tell the truth), ולא יגד velo yagpid, but He will not tell It. He has no fear of God, nor reverence for an oath, because his heart is hardened through the deceitfulness of sin.
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