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Proverbs 17

Prov. 17:26 KJV (With Strong’s)

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Also to punish
`anash (Hebrew #6064)
properly, to urge; by implication, to inflict a penalty, specifically, to fine
KJV usage: amerce, condemn, punish, X surely.
Pronounce: aw-nash'
Origin: a primitive root
the just
tsaddiyq (Hebrew #6662)
just
KJV usage: just, lawful, righteous (man).
Pronounce: tsad-deek'
Origin: from 6663
is not good
towb (Hebrew #2896)
good (as an adjective) in the widest sense; used likewise as a noun, both in the masculine and the feminine, the singular and the plural (good, a good or good thing, a good man or woman; the good, goods or good things, good men or women), also as an adverb (well)
KJV usage: beautiful, best, better, bountiful, cheerful, at ease, X fair (word), (be in) favour, fine, glad, good (deed, -lier, -liest, -ly, -ness, -s), graciously, joyful, kindly, kindness, liketh (best), loving, merry, X most, pleasant, + pleaseth, pleasure, precious, prosperity, ready, sweet, wealth, welfare, (be) well ((-favoured)).
Pronounce: tobe
Origin: from 2895
, nor to strike
nakah (Hebrew #5221)
to strike (lightly or severely, literally or figuratively)
KJV usage: beat, cast forth, clap, give (wounds), X go forward, X indeed, kill, make (slaughter), murderer, punish, slaughter, slay(-er, -ing), smite(-r, -ing), strike, be stricken, (give) stripes, X surely, wound.
Pronounce: naw-kaw'
Origin: a primitive root
princes
nadiyb (Hebrew #5081)
properly, voluntary, i.e. generous; hence, magnanimous; as noun, a grandee (sometimes a tyrant)
KJV usage: free, liberal (things), noble, prince, willing ((hearted)).
Pronounce: naw-deeb'
Origin: from 5068
for equity
yosher (Hebrew #3476)
the right
KJV usage: equity, meet, right, upright(-ness).
Pronounce: yo'-sher
Origin: from 3474
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to punish.
to strike.
2 Sam. 3:23‑25,39• 23When 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.
24Then Joab came to the king, and said, What hast thou done? behold, Abner came unto thee; why is it that thou hast sent him away, and he is quite gone?
25Thou knowest Abner the son of Ner, that he came to deceive thee, and to know thy going out and thy coming in, and to know all that thou doest.
39And I am this day weak, though anointed king; and these men the sons of Zeruiah be too hard for me: the Lord shall reward the doer of evil according to his wickedness.
(2 Sam. 3:23‑25,39)
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2 Sam. 16:7‑8• 7And thus said Shimei when he cursed, Come out, come out, thou bloody man, and thou man of Belial:
8The Lord hath returned upon thee all the blood of the house of Saul, in whose stead thou hast reigned; and the Lord hath delivered the kingdom into the hand of Absalom thy son: and, behold, thou art taken in thy mischief, because thou art a bloody man.
(2 Sam. 16:7‑8)
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2 Sam. 19:7• 7Now 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. (2 Sam. 19:7)
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Job 34:18‑19• 18Is it fit to say to a king, Thou art wicked? and to princes, Ye are ungodly?
19How much less to him that accepteth not the persons of princes, nor regardeth the rich more than the poor? for they all are the work of his hands.
(Job 34:18‑19)
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Mic. 5:1• 1Now gather thyself in troops, O daughter of troops: he hath laid siege against us: they shall smite the judge of Israel with a rod upon the cheek. (Mic. 5:1)
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John 18:22• 22And when he had thus spoken, one of the officers which stood by struck Jesus with the palm of his hand, saying, Answerest thou the high priest so? (John 18:22)

J. N. Darby Translation

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To punish a righteous man is not good, nor to strike nobles because of their uprightness.