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Proverbs 17:15 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— He that justifieth the wicked, and he that condemneth the righteous, Both of them alike are an abomination to Jehovah.
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— He that justifieth the wicked, and he that condemneth the just, even they both [are] abomination to the LORD.
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— He who justifies the wicked and he who condemns the righteous, Both of them alike are an abomination to the LORD.
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— He that justifieth the wicked, and he that condemneth the just, even they both [are] abomination to the LORD.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— He that justifieth the wicked, and he that condemneth the righteous, even they both are abomination to Jehovah.
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— He that justifieth the lawless, and he that condemneth the righteous, an abomination to Yahweh, are they, both.
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— Whoso is justifying the wicked, And condemning the righteous, Even both of these [are] an abomination to Jehovah.
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— He that justifieth the wicked, and he that condemneth the just, both are abominable before God.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— He that iustifieth the wicked, and he that condemneth the iust: euen they [both] are abomination to the LORD.
Brenton Greek Septuagint (LXX, Restored Names)
— He that pronounces the unjust just, and the just unjust, is unclean and abominable with God.
Full Hebrew Names / Holy Name KJV (2008) [2] [3]
— He that justifieth the wicked, and he that condemneth the just, even they both [are] abomination to Yahweh.

Strong's Numbers & Hebrew NamesHebrew Old TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
He that justifieth 6663
{6663} Prime
צָדַק
tsadaq
{tsaw-dak'}
A primitive root; to be (causatively make) right (in a moral or forensic sense).
z8688
<8688> Grammar
Stem - Hiphil (See H8818)
Mood - Participle (See H8813)
Count - 857
the wicked, 7563
{7563} Prime
רָשָׁע
rasha`
{raw-shaw'}
From H7561; morally wrong; concretely an (actively) bad person.
and he that condemneth 7561
{7561} Prime
רָשַׁע
rasha`
{raw-shah'}
A primitive root; to be (causatively do or declare) wrong; by implication to disturb, violate.
z8688
<8688> Grammar
Stem - Hiphil (See H8818)
Mood - Participle (See H8813)
Count - 857
the just, 6662
{6662} Prime
צַדִּיק
tsaddiyq
{tsad-deek'}
From H6663; just.
even x1571
(1571) Complement
גַּם
gam
{gam}
By contraction from an unused root meaning to gather; properly assemblage; used only adverbially also, even, yea, though; often repeated as correlation both... and.
they both 8147
{8147} Prime
שְׁתַּיִם
sh@nayim
{shen-ah'-yim}
(The first form being dual of H8145; the second form being feminine); two; also (as ordinal) twofold.
[are] abomination 8441
{8441} Prime
תּוֹעֵבָה
tow`ebah
{to-ay-baw'}
Feminine active participle of H8581; properly something disgusting (morally), that is, (as noun) an abhorrence; especially idolatry or (concretely) an idol.
to Yhw יָהוֶה. 3068
{3068} Prime
יְהֹוָה
Y@hovah
{yeh-ho-vaw'}
From H1961; (the) self Existent or eternal; Jehovah, Jewish national name of God.
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

Proverbs 17:15

_ _ abomination ... Lord — as reversing His method of acting (Proverbs 3:32; Proverbs 12:2).

Matthew Henry's Commentary

Proverbs 17:15

_ _ This shows what an offence it is to God, 1. When those that are entrusted with the administration of public justice, judges, juries, witnesses, prosecutors, counsel, do either acquit the guilty or condemn those that are not guilty, or in the least contribute to either; this defeats the end of government, which is to protect the good and punish the bad, Romans 13:3, Romans 13:4. It is equally provoking to God to justify the wicked, though it be in pity and in favorem vitaeto safe life, as to condemn the just. 2. When any private persons plead for sin and sinners, palliate and excuse wickedness, or argue against virtue and piety, and so pervert the right ways of the Lord and confound the eternal distinctions between good and evil.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

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Geneva Bible Translation Notes

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that justifieth:

Proverbs 24:23-24 These [things] also [belong] to the wise. [It is] not good to have respect of persons in judgment. ... He that saith unto the wicked, Thou [art] righteous; him shall the people curse, nations shall abhor him:
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.
Isaiah 5:23 Which justify the wicked for reward, and take away the righteousness of the righteous from him!
Isaiah 55:8-9 For my thoughts [are] not your thoughts, neither [are] your ways my ways, saith the LORD. ... For [as] the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways, and my thoughts than your thoughts.
Ezekiel 22:27-29 Her princes in the midst thereof [are] like wolves ravening the prey, to shed blood, [and] to destroy souls, to get dishonest gain. ... The people of the land have used oppression, and exercised robbery, and have vexed the poor and needy: yea, they have oppressed the stranger wrongfully.
Amos 5:7 Ye who turn judgment to wormwood, and leave off righteousness in the earth,
Amos 5:12 For I know your manifold transgressions and your mighty sins: they afflict the just, they take a bribe, and they turn aside the poor in the gate [from their right].
Amos 6:12 Shall horses run upon the rock? will [one] plow [there] with oxen? for ye have turned judgment into gall, and the fruit of righteousness into hemlock:
Luke 23:18-25 And they cried out all at once, saying, Away with this [man], and release unto us Barabbas: ... And he released unto them him that for sedition and murder was cast into prison, whom they had desired; but he delivered Jesus to their will.
Romans 4:5 But to him that worketh not, but believeth on him that justifieth the ungodly, his faith is counted for righteousness.
James 5:6 Ye have condemned [and] killed the just; [and] he doth not resist you.

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.
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