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Exodus 23:1-9 (Lexham English Bible)

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Regulations Regarding Justice

1 " 'You will not {spread}a a false report. Do not lift your hand with [the] wicked to be a malicious witness. 2 You will not {follow}b a majorityc for evil, and you will not testify concerning a legal dispute to turn aside after a majorityd to pervert [justice]. 3 You will not be partial to a powerless [person]e in his legal dispute. 4 " 'If you come upon the ox of your enemy or his donkey going astray, you will certainly bring it back to him 5 If you see the donkey of your enemy lying down under its burden, you will refrain from abandoning him. You will surely arrangef [it] with him. 6 " 'You will not pervert the justice of your poor in his legal dispute. 7 You will stay far from a {false charge},g and do not kill [the] innocent and [the] righteous, because I will not declare [the] wicked righteous.h 8 And you will not take a bribe, because the bribe makes [the] sighted blind and ruins [the] words of [the] righteous. 9 And you will not oppress an alien; you yourselves know the feelingsi of the alien, because you were aliens in the land of Egypt.
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