Proverbs 17:15

15 Acquitting the guilty and condemning the innocent— the LORD detests them both.

Proverbs 17:15 in Other Translations

KJV
15 He that justifieth the wicked, and he that condemneth the just, even they both are abomination to the LORD.
ESV
15 He who justifies the wicked and he who condemns the righteous are both alike an abomination to the LORD.
NLT
15 Acquitting the guilty and condemning the innocent— both are detestable to the LORD .
MSG
15 Whitewashing bad people and throwing mud on good people are equally abhorrent to God.
CSB
15 Acquitting the guilty and condemning the just- both are detestable to the Lord.

Proverbs 17:15 In-Context

13 Evil will never leave the house of one who pays back evil for good.
14 Starting a quarrel is like breaching a dam; so drop the matter before a dispute breaks out.
15 Acquitting the guilty and condemning the innocent— the LORD detests them both.
16 Why should fools have money in hand to buy wisdom, when they are not able to understand it?
17 A friend loves at all times, and a brother is born for a time of adversity.

Cross References 2

  • 1. S Psalms 94:21; S Proverbs 18:5
  • 2. Exodus 23:6-7; Isaiah 5:23; Lamentations 3:34-36
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