Proverbs 28:4
Modern Translations
New International Version
Those who forsake instruction praise the wicked, but those who heed it resist them.

New Living Translation
To reject the law is to praise the wicked; to obey the law is to fight them.

English Standard Version
Those who forsake the law praise the wicked, but those who keep the law strive against them.

Berean Study Bible
Those who forsake the law praise the wicked, but those who keep the law resist them.

New American Standard Bible
Those who abandon the Law praise the wicked, But those who keep the Law strive against them.

NASB 1995
Those who forsake the law praise the wicked, But those who keep the law strive with them.

NASB 1977
Those who forsake the law praise the wicked, But those who keep the law strive with them.

Amplified Bible
Those who set aside the law [of God and man] praise the wicked, But those who keep the law [of God and man] struggle with them.

Christian Standard Bible
Those who reject the law praise the wicked, but those who keep the law pit themselves against them.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Those who reject the law praise the wicked, but those who keep the law battle against them.

Contemporary English Version
Lawbreakers praise criminals, but law-abiding citizens always oppose them.

Good News Translation
If you have no regard for the law, you are on the side of the wicked; but if you obey it, you are against them.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Those who abandon [God's] teachings praise wicked people, but those who follow [God's] teachings oppose wicked people.

International Standard Version
Those who forsake the Law praise the wicked, but whoever keeps it fights them.

NET Bible
Those who forsake the law praise the wicked, but those who keep the law contend with them.
Classic Translations
King James Bible
They that forsake the law praise the wicked: but such as keep the law contend with them.

New King James Version
Those who forsake the law praise the wicked, But such as keep the law contend with them.

King James 2000 Bible
They that forsake the law praise the wicked: but such as keep the law contend with them.

New Heart English Bible
Those who forsake the Law praise the wicked; but those who keep the Law contend with them.

World English Bible
Those who forsake the law praise the wicked; but those who keep the law contend with them.

American King James Version
They that forsake the law praise the wicked: but such as keep the law contend with them.

American Standard Version
They that forsake the law praise the wicked; But such as keep the law contend with them.

A Faithful Version
Those who forsake the law praise the wicked, but those who keep the law contend against them.

Darby Bible Translation
They that forsake the law praise the wicked; but such as keep the law contend with them.

English Revised Version
They that forsake the law praise the wicked: but such as keep the law contend with them.

Webster's Bible Translation
They that forsake the law praise the wicked: but such as keep the law contend with them.

Early Modern
Geneva Bible of 1587
They that forsake the Law, prayse the wicked: but they that keepe the Law, set themselues against them.

Bishops' Bible of 1568
They that forsake the lawe, prayse the vngodly: but such as kepe the lawe are greeued at them.

Coverdale Bible of 1535
They that forsake the lawe, prayse ye vngodly; but soch as kepe the lawe, abhorre them.
Literal Translations
Literal Standard Version
Those forsaking the Law praise the wicked, "" Those keeping the Law plead against them.

Young's Literal Translation
Those forsaking the law praise the wicked, Those keeping the law plead against them.

Smith's Literal Translation
They forsaking the law will praise the unjust: and they watching the law, shall contend with them.

Catholic Translations
Douay-Rheims Bible
They that forsake the law, praise the wicked man: they that keep it, are incensed against him.

Catholic Public Domain Version
Those who abandon the law praise the impious. Those who guard it are inflamed against him.

Translations from Aramaic
Peshitta Holy Bible Translated
Those that forsake the Law praise evil and those that keep the Law strengthen their souls.

Lamsa Bible
Those who forsake the law glory in wickedness; but those who keep the law receive strength.

OT Translations
JPS Tanakh 1917
They that forsake the law praise the wicked; But such as keep the law contend with them.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
so they that forsake the law praise ungodliness; but they that love the law fortify themselves with a wall.








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