5 It is not good to be partial to the wicked and so deprive the innocent of justice.
5 It is not good to accept the person of the wicked, to overthrow the righteous in judgment.
5 It is not good to be partial to
5 It's not right to go easy on the guilty, or come down hard on the innocent.
5 It is not good to show partiality to the wicked, Or to overthrow the righteous in judgment.
5 It is not right to acquit the guilty or deny justice to the innocent.
Matthew Henry's Commentary on Proverbs 18:5
Commentary on Proverbs 18:5
(Read Proverbs 18:5)
The merits of a cause must be looked to, not the person.