Sundry Laws

1 "1You shall not bear a false report; do not join your hand with a wicked man to be a 2malicious witness.
2 "You shall not follow * the masses in doing evil, nor shall you testify in a dispute so as to turn aside after a multitude in order to 3pervert justice;
3 4nor shall you be partial to a poor man in his dispute.
4 "5If you meet your enemy's ox or his donkey wandering away, you shall surely return it to him
5 "6If you see the donkey of one who hates you lying helpless under its load, you shall refrain from leaving it to him, you shall surely release it with him.
6 "7You shall not pervert the justice due to your needy brother in his dispute.
7 "8Keep far from a false charge, and 9do not kill the innocent or the righteous, for 10I will not acquit the guilty.
8 "11You shall not take a bribe, for a bribe blinds the clear-sighted and subverts the cause of the just.
9 "12You shall not oppress a stranger, since you yourselves know the feelings of a stranger, for you also were strangers in the land of Egypt.