Compare Translations for Exodus 22:28

Exodus 22:28 ASV
Thou shalt not revile God, nor curse a ruler of thy people.
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Exodus 22:28 BBE
You may not say evil of the judges, or put a curse on the ruler of your people.
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Exodus 22:28 CEB
Don't say a curse against God, and don't curse your people's chief.
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Exodus 22:28 CJB
"You are not to curse God, and you are not to curse a leader of your people.
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Exodus 22:28 RHE
Thou shalt not speak ill of the gods, and the prince of thy people thou shalt not curse.
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Exodus 22:28 ESV
"You shall not revile God, nor curse a ruler of your people.
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Exodus 22:28 GW
"Never show disrespect for God or curse a leader of your people.
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Exodus 22:28 GNT
"Do not speak evil of God, and do not curse a leader of your people.
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Exodus 22:28 HNV
"You shall not blaspheme God, nor curse a ruler of your people.
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Exodus 22:28 CSB
"You must not blaspheme God or curse a leader among your people.
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Exodus 22:28 KJV
Thou shalt not revile the gods, nor curse the ruler of thy people.
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Exodus 22:28 LEB
" 'You will not curse God, and you will not curse a leader among your people.
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Exodus 22:28 NAS
"You shall not curse God, nor curse a ruler of your people.
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Exodus 22:28 NCV
"You must not speak against God or curse a leader of your people.
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Exodus 22:28 NIRV
"Do not speak evil things against me. Do not call down a curse on the ruler of your people.
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Exodus 22:28 NIV
"Do not blaspheme God or curse the ruler of your people.
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Exodus 22:28 NKJV
"You shall not revile God, nor curse a ruler of your people.
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Exodus 22:28 NLT
"Do not blaspheme God or curse anyone who rules over you.
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Exodus 22:28 NRS
You shall not revile God, or curse a leader of your people.
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Exodus 22:28 RSV
"You shall not revile God, nor curse a ruler of your people.
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Exodus 22:28 DBY
Thou shalt not revile the judges, nor curse a prince amongst thy people.
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Exodus 22:28 MSG
"Don't curse God; and don't damn your leaders.
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Exodus 22:28 WBT
Thou shalt not revile the gods, nor curse the ruler of thy people.
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Exodus 22:28 TMB
"Thou shalt not revile the judges, nor curse the ruler of thy people.
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Exodus 22:28 TNIV
"Do not blaspheme God or curse the ruler of your people.
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Exodus 22:28 TYN
Thou shalt not rayle vppon the goddes, nether curse the ruelar of thi people.
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Exodus 22:28 WEB
"You shall not blaspheme God, nor curse a ruler of your people.
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Exodus 22:28 WYC
Thou shalt not backbite [the] gods, that is, (the) priests, or (the) judges, and thou shalt not curse the prince of thy people (and thou shalt not curse the leaders of thy people).
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Exodus 22:28 YLT
`God thou dost not revile, and a prince among thy people thou dost not curse.
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Exodus 22 Commentary - Matthew Henry Commentary on the Whole Bible (Concise)

Chapter 22

Judicial laws.

- The people of God should ever be ready to show mildness and mercy, according to the spirit of these laws. We must answer to God, not only for what we do maliciously, but for what we do heedlessly. Therefore, when we have done harm to our neighbour, we should make restitution, though not compelled by law. Let these scriptures lead our souls to remember, that if the grace of God has indeed appeared to us, then it has taught us, and enabled us so to conduct ourselves by its holy power, that denying ungodliness and wordly lusts, we should live soberly, righteously, and godly in this present world, ( Titus 2:12 ) . And the grace of God teaches us, that as the Lord is our portion, there is enough in him to satisfy all the desires of our souls.

Exodus 22 Commentary - Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible

CHAPTER 22

Exodus 22:1-31 . LAWS CONCERNING THEFT.

1-4. If a man shall steal an ox, or a sheep--The law respects the theft of cattle which constituted the chief part of their property. The penalty for the theft of a sheep which was slain or sold, was fourfold; for an ox fivefold, because of its greater utility in labor; but, should the stolen animal have been recovered alive, a double compensation was all that was required, because it was presumable he (the thief) was not a practised adept in dishonesty. A robber breaking into a house at midnight might, in self-defense, be slain with impunity; but if he was slain after sunrise, it would be considered murder, for it was not thought likely an assault would then be made upon the lives of the occupants. In every case where a thief could not make restitution, he was sold as a slave for the usual term.

6. If fire break out, and catch in thorns--This refers to the common practice in the East of setting fire to the dry grass before the fall of the autumnal rains, which prevents the ravages of vermin, and is considered a good preparation of the ground for the next crop. The very parched state of the herbage and the long droughts of summer, make the kindling of a fire an operation often dangerous, and always requiring caution from its liability to spread rapidly.
stacks--or as it is rendered "shocks" ( Judges 15:5 , Job 5:26 ), means simply a bundle of loose sheaves.

26, 27. If thou at all take thy neighbour's raiment to pledge, &c.--From the nature of the case, this is the description of a poor man. No Orientals undress, but, merely throwing off their turbans and some of their heavy outer garments, they sleep in the clothes which they wear during the day. The bed of the poor is usually nothing else than a mat; and, in winter, they cover themselves with a cloak--a practice which forms the ground or reason of the humane and merciful law respecting the pawned coat.

28. gods--a word which is several times in this chapter rendered "judges" or magistrates.
the ruler of thy people--and the chief magistrate who was also the high priest, at least in the time of Paul ( Acts 23:1-5 ).