Proverbs 17:26
It is surely not good to punish the innocent or to flog a noble for his honesty.
Cross References
Proverbs 17:15
Acquitting the guilty and condemning the righteous--both are detestable to the LORD.

Proverbs 18:5
Showing partiality to the wicked is not good, nor is depriving the innocent of justice.

Treasury of Scripture
Also to punish the just is not good, nor to strike princes for equity.

to punish

Proverbs 17:15
He that justifieth the wicked, and he that condemneth the just, even they both are abomination to the LORD.

Proverbs 18:5
It is not good to accept the person of the wicked, to overthrow the righteous in judgment.

Genesis 18:25
That be far from thee to do after this manner, to slay the righteous with the wicked: and that the righteous should be as the wicked, that be far from thee: Shall not the Judge of all the earth do right?

to strike

2 Samuel 3:23-25,39
When Joab and all the host that was with him were come, they told Joab, saying, Abner the son of Ner came to the king, and he hath sent him away, and he is gone in peace…

2 Samuel 16:7,8
And thus said Shimei when he cursed, Come out, come out, thou bloody man, and thou man of Belial: …

2 Samuel 19:7
Now therefore arise, go forth, and speak comfortably unto thy servants: for I swear by the LORD, if thou go not forth, there will not tarry one with thee this night: and that will be worse unto thee than all the evil that befell thee from thy youth until now.


Proverbs 17:25
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