New International Version
"How long will you defend the unjust and show partiality to the wicked?
King James Bible
How long will ye judge unjustly, and accept the persons of the wicked? Selah.
Darby Bible Translation
How long will ye judge unrighteously, and accept the person of the wicked? Selah.
World English Bible
"How long will you judge unjustly, and show partiality to the wicked?" Selah.
Young's Literal Translation
Till when do ye judge perversely? And the face of the wicked lift up? Selah.
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Accept the persons of the wicked? - "Lift up their faces," encourage them in their oppressions.
Selah - "Mark this:" ye do it, and sorely sLall ye suffer for it.
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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."
For the director of music. To the tune of "Do Not Destroy." Of David. A miktam. Do you rulers indeed speak justly? Do you judge people with equity?
It is not good to be partial to the wicked and so deprive the innocent of justice.
You have fulfilled the words spoken against us and against our rulers by bringing on us great disaster. Under the whole heaven nothing has ever been done like what has been done to Jerusalem.
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