New Living Translation
It is wrong to punish the godly for being good or to flog leaders for being honest.
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
CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
17:26 To strike - Nor to smite magistrates, either with the hand or tongue, for the execution of justice.
LibraryCæsarius of Arles.
He was born in the district of Chalons-sur-Saone, A. D. 470. He seems to have been early awakened, by a pious education, to vital Christianity. When he was between seven and eight years old, it would often happen that he would give a portion of his clothes to the poor whom he met, and would say, when he came home, that he had been, constrained to do so. When yet a youth, he entered the celebrated convent on the island of Lerins, (Lerina,) in Provence, from which a spirit of deep and practical piety …
Augustus Neander—Light in the Dark Places
Letter xxiv (Circa A. D. 1126) to Oger, Regular Canon
Twenty Second Sunday after Trinity Paul's Thanks and Prayers for Churches.
How the Silent and the Talkative are to be Admonished.
Acquitting the guilty and condemning the innocent--both are detestable to the LORD.
It is not right to acquit the guilty or deny justice to the innocent.
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