Exodus 22:20-30 NIV

20 "Whoever sacrifices to any god1 other than the LORD must be destroyed.a2

References for Exodus 22:20

    • d 22:20 - The Hebrew term refers to the irrevocable giving over of things or persons to the Lord, often by totally destroying them.
      21 "Do not mistreat an alien3 or oppress him, for you were aliens4 in Egypt.

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      22 "Do not take advantage of a widow or an orphan.5
      23 If you do and they cry out6 to me, I will certainly hear their cry.7

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      24 My anger will be aroused, and I will kill you with the sword; your wives will become widows and your children fatherless.8

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      25 "If you lend money to one of my people among you who is needy, do not be like a moneylender; charge him no interest.b9

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      26 If you take your neighbor's cloak as a pledge,10 return it to him by sunset,

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      27 because his cloak is the only covering he has for his body. What else will he sleep in?11 When he cries out to me, I will hear, for I am compassionate.12
      28 "Do not blaspheme Godc13 or curse14 the ruler of your people.15

      References for Exodus 22:28

        • f 22:28 - Or "Do not revile the judges"
          29 "Do not hold back offerings16 from your granaries or your vats.d "You must give me the firstborn of your sons.17

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            • g 22:29 - The meaning of the Hebrew for this phrase is uncertain.
              30 Do the same with your cattle and your sheep.18 Let them stay with their mothers for seven days, but give them to me on the eighth day.19

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