Exodus 23:1-7 NIV

Laws of Justice and Mercy

1 “Do not spread false reports. Do not help a guilty person by being a malicious witness.

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2 “Do not follow the crowd in doing wrong. When you give testimony in a lawsuit, do not pervert justice by siding with the crowd,

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3 and do not show favoritism to a poor person in a lawsuit.

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4 “If you come across your enemy’s ox or donkey wandering off, be sure to return it.

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5 If you see the donkey of someone who hates you fallen down under its load, do not leave it there; be sure you help them with it.

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6 “Do not deny justice to your poor people in their lawsuits.

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7 Have nothing to do with a false charge and do not put an innocent or honest person to death, for I will not acquit the guilty.

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Study tools for Exodus 23:1-7

  • a 23:31 - Or "the Sea of Reeds"
  • b 23:31 - Hebrew "to the Sea of the Philistines"