These things also belong to the wise. It is not good to have respect of persons in judgment. He that saith unto the wicked, Thou art righteous; him shall the people curse, nations shall abhor him: But to them that rebuke him shall be delight, and a good blessing shall come upon them. Every man shall kiss his lips that giveth a right answer.
It is a despicable thing to show partiality when judging matters of right and wrong. On the other hand, the judges who rebuke sin will be rewarded by God and blessed by others. Those who render honest and just verdicts will win “the kiss” of approval from people.