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  • PARALLEL BIBLE - Proverbs 18:17


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    King James Bible - Proverbs 18:17

    He that is first in his own cause seemeth just; but his neighbour cometh and searcheth him.

    World English Bible

    He who pleads his cause first seems right; until another comes and questions him.

    Douay-Rheims - Proverbs 18:17

    The just is first accuser of himself: his friend cometh, and shall search him.

    Webster's Bible Translation

    He that is first in his own cause seemeth just; but his neighbor cometh and searcheth him.

    Original Hebrew

    צדיק
    6662 הראשׁון 7223 בריבו 7379 יבא 935 רעהו 935 וחקרו׃ 2713

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    VERSE (17) -
    :13 2Sa 16:1-3; 19:24-27 Ac 24:5,6,12,13

    SEV Biblia, Chapter 18:17

    ¶ El justo es el primero en su pleito; y su adversario viene, y le busca.

    Clarke's Bible Commentary - Proverbs 18:17

    Verse 17. He that is first in his own cause ] Any man may, in the first instance, make out a fair tale, because he has the choice of circumstances and arguments. But when the neighbour cometh and searcheth him, he examines all, dissects all, swears and cross-questions every witness, and brings out
    truth and fact.

    John Gill's Bible Commentary

    Ver. 17. He that is first in his own cause [seemeth] just , etc.] As perhaps Tertullus did, before
    Paul made his defence; and as Ziba, Mephibosheth’s servant, before his master detected him: this often appears true in telling a tale, in private conversation, in lawsuits before a judge and a court of judicature, and in theological controversies; but his neighbour cometh, and searcheth him ; his neighbour comes into the house, where he is telling his tale, and reports it in another manner, and shows the falsehood of his relation; or he comes into a court of judicature, and sets the cause in quite another light; or he comes out into the worm by public writing, and exposes the errors of a man engaged in a wrong cause, and refutes his arguments. It is generally understood of judicial affairs, that the first that opens a cause is very apt to prejudice the judge and court in his favour, and they are ready to thing at first hearing that he is in the right; but it is not proper to be hasty in forming a judgment till the other side is heard; for his antagonist comes and traverses the point, unravels the whole affair, shows the weakness of his cause, the vanity of his pretences, and makes void all his allegations; and then “he”, the judge, so some interpret it, “searcheth”; inquires more narrowly into the case, in order to find out truth, and pass a right judgment and sentence.

    Matthew Henry Commentary

    Verses 17 - It is well to listen to our
    enemies, that we may form a better judgmen of ourselves.


    Original Hebrew

    צדיק 6662 הראשׁון 7223 בריבו 7379 יבא 935 רעהו 935 וחקרו׃ 2713


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