These also are sayings of the wise: To show partiality in judging is not good:
References for Proverbs 24:23
Whoever says to the guilty, “You are innocent,” will be cursed by peoples and denounced by nations.
References for Proverbs 24:24
But it will go well with those who convict the guilty, and rich blessing will come on them.
An honest answer is like a kiss on the lips.