Exodus 23:1-9 (Good News Translation)

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1 "Do not spread false rumors, and do not help a guilty person by giving false testimony. 1 2 Do not follow the majority when they do wrong or when they give testimony that perverts justice. 3 Do not show partiality to a poor person at his trial. 2 4 "If you happen to see your enemy's cow or donkey running loose, take it back to him. 5 If his donkey has fallen under its load, help him get the donkey to its feet again; don't just walk off. 6 "Do not deny justice to a poor person when he appears in court. 3 7 Do not make false accusations, and do not put an innocent person to death, for I will condemn anyone who does such an evil thing. 8 Do not accept a bribe, for a bribe makes people blind to what is right and ruins the cause of those who are innocent. 9 "Do not mistreat a foreigner; you know how it feels to be a foreigner, because you were foreigners in Egypt. 4
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