These also are sayings of the wise:1 To show partiality2 in judging is not good:3
References for Proverbs 24:23
Whoever says to the guilty, "You are innocent"4-- peoples will curse him and nations denounce him.
References for Proverbs 24:24
But it will go well with those who convict the guilty, and rich blessing will come upon them.
An honest answer is like a kiss on the lips.