Proverbs 17:15
New International Version
Acquitting the guilty and condemning the innocent— the LORD detests them both.

New Living Translation
Acquitting the guilty and condemning the innocent— both are detestable to the LORD.

English Standard Version
He who justifies the wicked and he who condemns the righteous are both alike an abomination to the LORD.

Berean Study Bible
Acquitting the guilty and condemning the righteous—both are detestable to the LORD.

King James Bible
He that justifieth the wicked, and he that condemneth the just, even they both are abomination to the LORD.

New King James Version
He who justifies the wicked, and he who condemns the just, Both of them alike are an abomination to the LORD.

New American Standard Bible
One who justifies the wicked and one who condemns the righteous, Both of them alike are an abomination to the LORD.

NASB 1995
He who justifies the wicked and he who condemns the righteous, Both of them alike are an abomination to the LORD.

NASB 1977
He who justifies the wicked, and he who condemns the righteous, Both of them alike are an abomination to the LORD.

Amplified Bible
He who justifies the wicked, and he who condemns the righteous Are both repulsive to the LORD.

Christian Standard Bible
Acquitting the guilty and condemning the just — both are detestable to the LORD.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Acquitting the guilty and condemning the just— both are detestable to the LORD.

American Standard Version
He that justifieth the wicked, and he that condemneth the righteous, Both of them alike are an abomination to Jehovah.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
He that justifies the evil and condemns the righteous is defiled in front of LORD JEHOVAH.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
He that pronounces the unjust just, and the just unjust, is unclean and abominable with God.

Contemporary English Version
The LORD doesn't like those who defend the guilty or condemn the innocent.

Douay-Rheims Bible
He that justifieth the wicked, and he that condemneth the just, both are abominable before God.

English Revised Version
He that justifieth the wicked, and he that condemneth the righteous, both of them alike are an abomination to the LORD.

Good News Translation
Condemning the innocent or letting the wicked go--both are hateful to the LORD.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Whoever approves of wicked people and whoever condemns righteous people is disgusting to the LORD.

International Standard Version
Exonerating the wicked and condemning the righteous are both detestable to the LORD.

JPS Tanakh 1917
He that justifieth the wicked, and he that condemneth the righteous, Even they both are an abomination to the LORD.

Literal Standard Version
Whoever is justifying the wicked, And condemning the righteous, Even both of these [are] an abomination to YHWH.

NET Bible
The one who acquits the guilty and the one who condemns the innocent--both of them are an abomination to the LORD.

New Heart English Bible
He who justifies the wicked, and he who condemns the righteous, both of them alike are an abomination to the LORD.

World English Bible
He who justifies the wicked, and he who condemns the righteous, both of them alike are an abomination to Yahweh.

Young's Literal Translation
Whoso is justifying the wicked, And condemning the righteous, Even both of these are an abomination to Jehovah.

Additional Translations ...
Context
Better a Dry Morsel in Quietness
14To start a quarrel is to release a flood; so abandon the dispute before it breaks out. 15Acquitting the guilty and condemning the righteous— both are detestable to the LORD. 16Why should the fool have money in his hand with no intention of buying wisdom?…

Cross References
Exodus 23:7
Stay far away from a false accusation. Do not kill the innocent or the just, for I will not acquit the guilty.

Psalm 94:21
They band together against the righteous and condemn the innocent to death.

Proverbs 17:26
It is surely not good to punish the innocent or to flog a noble for his honesty.

Proverbs 18:5
Showing partiality to the wicked is not good, nor is depriving the innocent of justice.

Proverbs 24:24
Whoever tells the guilty, "You are innocent"--peoples will curse him, and nations will denounce him;

Proverbs 31:5
lest they drink and forget what is decreed, depriving all the oppressed of justice.

Isaiah 5:20
Woe to those who call evil good and good evil, who turn darkness to light and light to darkness, who replace bitter with sweet and sweet with bitter.


Treasury of Scripture

He that justifies the wicked, and he that comdemns the just, even they both are abomination to the LORD.

that justifieth

Proverbs 24:23,24
These things also belong to the wise. It is not good to have respect of persons in judgment…

Exodus 23:7
Keep thee far from a false matter; and the innocent and righteous slay thou not: for I will not justify the wicked.

1 Kings 21:13
And there came in two men, children of Belial, and sat before him: and the men of Belial witnessed against him, even against Naboth, in the presence of the people, saying, Naboth did blaspheme God and the king. Then they carried him forth out of the city, and stoned him with stones, that he died.

abomination

Proverbs 6:16
These six things doth the LORD hate: yea, seven are an abomination unto him:

Proverbs 11:1
A false balance is abomination to the LORD: but a just weight is his delight.

Proverbs 15:8
The sacrifice of the wicked is an abomination to the LORD: but the prayer of the upright is his delight.









(15) He that justifieth the wicked--i.e., acquits. The perversion of justice was a fruitful source of evil in Israel, and a constant topic of reproach in the mouth of the prophets (1Samuel 8:3; Psalm 82:2; Isaiah 5:7).

Verse 15. - He that justifieth - in a forensic sense, declares righteous, acquits - the wicked, etc. Two forms of the perversion of justice are censured, viz. the acquittal of a guilty person and the condemnation of an innocent one (comp. Proverbs 24:24; Isaiah 5:23).

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
Acquitting
מַצְדִּ֣יק (maṣ·dîq)
Verb - Hifil - Participle - masculine singular
Strong's 6663: To be just or righteous

the guilty
רָ֭שָׁע (rā·šā‘)
Adjective - masculine singular
Strong's 7563: Wrong, an, bad person

and condemning
וּמַרְשִׁ֣יעַ (ū·mar·šî·a‘)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Hifil - Participle - masculine singular
Strong's 7561: To be, wrong, to disturb, violate

the righteous—
צַדִּ֑יק (ṣad·dîq)
Adjective - masculine singular
Strong's 6662: Just, righteous

both
שְׁנֵיהֶֽם׃ (šə·nê·hem)
Number - mdc | third person masculine plural
Strong's 8147: Two (a cardinal number)

are detestable
תּוֹעֲבַ֥ת (tō·w·‘ă·ḇaṯ)
Noun - feminine singular construct
Strong's 8441: Something disgusting, an abhorrence, idolatry, an idol

to the LORD.
גַּם־ (gam-)
Conjunction
Strong's 1571: Assemblage, also, even, yea, though, both, and


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