are both alike an abomination to the Lord.
26 vTo impose a fine on a righteous man is not good,
nor to strike the noble for their uprightness.
or to cdeprive the righteous of justice.
15 When justice is done, it is a joy to the righteous
sbut terror to evildoers.
11 jRescue those who are being taken away to death;
hold back those who are stumbling to the slaughter.
12 If you say, “Behold, we did not know this,”
Does not he who mkeeps watch over your soul know it,
and will he not repay man naccording to his work?
More Sayings of the Wise
23 These also are sayings of athe wise.
bPartiality in judging is not good.
24 Whoever csays to the wicked, “You are in the right,”
dwill be cursed by peoples, abhorred by nations,
25 but those who rebuke the wicked will have delight,
and a good blessing will come upon them.
5 Evil men ido not understand justice,
but those who seek the Lord junderstand it completely.
26 Many jseek the face of a ruler,
but it is from the Lord that a man kgets justice.