Exodus 23:1-9 NIV

Laws of Justice and Mercy

1 "Do not spread false reports.1 Do not help a wicked man by being a malicious witness.2

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2 "Do not follow the crowd in doing wrong. When you give testimony in a lawsuit, do not pervert justice3 by siding with the crowd,4

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3 and do not show favoritism5 to a poor man in his lawsuit.

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4 "If you come across your enemy's6 ox or donkey wandering off, be sure to take it back to him.

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5 If you see the donkey7 of someone who hates you fallen down under its load, do not leave it there; be sure you help him with it.

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6 "Do not deny justice8 to your poor people in their lawsuits.

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7 Have nothing to do with a false charge9 and do not put an innocent10 or honest person to death,11 for I will not acquit the guilty.12

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8 "Do not accept a bribe,13 for a bribe blinds those who see and twists the words of the righteous.

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9 "Do not oppress an alien;14 you yourselves know how it feels to be aliens, because you were aliens in Egypt.

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