24 The accomplices of thieves are their own enemies; they are put under oath and dare not testify.

Other Translations of Proverbs 29:24

King James Version

24 Whoso is partner with a thief hateth his own soul: he heareth cursing, and bewrayeth it not.

English Standard Version

24 The partner of a thief hates his own life; he hears the curse, but discloses nothing.

The Message

24 Befriend an outlaw and become an enemy to yourself. When the victims cry out, you'll be included in their curses if you're a coward to their cause in court.

New King James Version

24 Whoever is a partner with a thief hates his own life; He swears to tell the truth, but reveals nothing.

New Living Translation

24 If you assist a thief, you only hurt yourself. You are sworn to tell the truth, but you dare not testify.

Matthew Henry's Commentary on Proverbs 29:24

Commentary on Proverbs 29:24

(Read Proverbs 29:24)

The receiver is as bad as the thief.