New Living Translation
Here are some further sayings of the wise: It is wrong to show favoritism when passing judgment.
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
CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
24:23 These - The counsels following, to the end of the chapter , no less than those hitherto mentioned, are worthy of their consideration.
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and impartial in your judgments. Hear the cases of those who are poor as well as those who are rich. Don't be afraid of anyone's anger, for the decision you make is God's decision. Bring me any cases that are too difficult for you, and I will handle them.'
You must never twist justice or show partiality. Never accept a bribe, for bribes blind the eyes of the wise and corrupt the decisions of the godly.
Will you slant your testimony in his favor? Will you argue God's case for him?
by exploring the meaning in these proverbs and parables, the words of the wise and their riddles.
It is not right to acquit the guilty or deny justice to the innocent.
Listen to the words of the wise; apply your heart to my instruction.
Showing partiality is never good, yet some will do wrong for a mere piece of bread.
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