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Exodus 23 NAS/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 "You shall not bear a false report; do not join your hand with a wicked man to be a malicious witness. 1 "Do not spread false reports. Do not help a wicked man by being a malicious 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 pervert justice; 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,
3 nor shall you be partial to a poor man in his dispute. 3 and do not show favoritism to a poor man in his lawsuit.
4 "If you meet your enemy's ox or his donkey wandering away, you shall surely return it to him 4 "If you come across your enemy's ox or donkey wandering off, be sure to take it back to him.
5 "If 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. 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 him with it.
6 "You shall not pervert the justice due to your needy brother in his dispute. 6 "Do not deny justice to your poor people in their lawsuits.
7 "Keep far from a false charge, and do not kill the innocent or the righteous, for I will not acquit the guilty. 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.
8 "You shall not take a bribe, for a bribe blinds the clear-sighted and subverts the cause of the just. 8 "Do not accept a bribe, for a bribe blinds those who see and twists the words of the righteous.
9 "You shall not oppress a stranger, since you yourselves know the feelings of a stranger, for you also were strangers in the land of Egypt. 9 "Do not oppress an alien; you yourselves know how it feels to be aliens, because you were aliens in Egypt.
10 "You shall sow your land for six years and gather in its yield, 10 "For six years you are to sow your fields and harvest the crops,
11 but on the seventh year you shall let it rest and lie fallow, so that the needy of your people may eat; and whatever they leave the beast of the field may eat. You are to do the same with your vineyard and your olive grove. 11 but during the seventh year let the land lie unplowed and unused. Then the poor among your people may get food from it, and the wild animals may eat what they leave. Do the same with your vineyard and your olive grove.
12 "Six days you are to do your work, but on the seventh day you shall cease from labor so that your ox and your donkey may rest, and the son of your female slave, as well as your stranger, may refresh themselves. 12 "Six days do your work, but on the seventh day do not work, so that your ox and your donkey may rest and the slave born in your household, and the alien as well, may be refreshed.
13 "Now concerning everything which I have said to you, be on your guard; and do not mention the name of other gods, nor let them be heard from your mouth. 13 "Be careful to do everything I have said to you. Do not invoke the names of other gods; do not let them be heard on your lips.
14 "Three times a year you shall celebrate a feast to Me 14 "Three times a year you are to celebrate a festival to me
15 "You shall observe the Feast of Unleavened Bread; for seven days you are to eat unleavened bread, as I commanded you, at the appointed time in the month Abib, for in it you came out of Egypt. And none shall appear before Me empty-handed. 15 "Celebrate the Feast of Unleavened Bread; for seven days eat bread made without yeast, as I commanded you. Do this at the appointed time in the month of Abib, for in that month you came out of Egypt. "No one is to appear before me empty-handed.
16 "Also you shall observe the Feast of the Harvest of the first fruits of your labors from what you sow in the field; also the Feast of the Ingathering at the end of the year when you gather in the fruit of your labors from the field. 16 "Celebrate the Feast of Harvest with the firstfruits of the crops you sow in your field. "Celebrate the Feast of Ingathering at the end of the year, when you gather in your crops from the field.
17 "Three times a year all your males shall appear before the Lord GOD. 17 "Three times a year all the men are to appear before the Sovereign LORD.
18 "You shall not offer the blood of My sacrifice with leavened bread; nor is the fat of My feast to remain overnight until morning. 18 "Do not offer the blood of a sacrifice to me along with anything containing yeast. "The fat of my festival offerings must not be kept until morning.
19 "You shall bring the choice first fruits of your soil into the house of the LORD your God. " You are not to boil a young goat in the milk of its mother 19 "Bring the best of the firstfruits of your soil to the house of the LORD your God. "Do not cook a young goat in its mother's milk.
20 "Behold, I am going to send an angel before you to guard you along the way and to bring you into the place which I have prepared. 20 "See, I am sending an angel ahead of you to guard you along the way and to bring you to the place I have prepared.
21 "Be on your guard before him and obey his voice; do not be rebellious toward him, for he will not pardon your transgression, since My name is in him 21 Pay attention to him and listen to what he says. Do not rebel against him; he will not forgive your rebellion, since my Name is in him
22 "But if you truly obey his voice and do all that I say, then I will be an enemy to your enemies and an adversary to your adversaries. 22 If you listen carefully to what he says and do all that I say, I will be an enemy to your enemies and will oppose those who oppose you.
23 "For My angel will go before you and bring you in to the land of the Amorites, the Hittites, the Perizzites, the Canaanites, the Hivites and the Jebusites; and I will completely destroy them. 23 My angel will go ahead of you and bring you into the land of the Amorites, Hittites, Perizzites, Canaanites, Hivites and Jebusites, and I will wipe them out.
24 "You shall not worship their gods, nor serve them, nor do according to their deeds; but you shall utterly overthrow them and break their sacred pillars in pieces. 24 Do not bow down before their gods or worship them or follow their practices. You must demolish them and break their sacred stones to pieces.
25 "But you shall serve the LORD your God, and He will bless your bread and your water; and I will remove sickness from your midst. 25 Worship the LORD your God, and his blessing will be on your food and water. I will take away sickness from among you,
26 "There shall be no one miscarrying or barren in your land; I will fulfill the number of your days. 26 and none will miscarry or be barren in your land. I will give you a full life span.
27 "I will send My terror ahead of you, and throw into confusion all the people among whom you come, and I will make all your enemies turn their backs to you. 27 "I will send my terror ahead of you and throw into confusion every nation you encounter. I will make all your enemies turn their backs and run.
28 "I will send hornets ahead of you so that they will drive out the Hivites, the Canaanites, and the Hittites before you. 28 I will send the hornet ahead of you to drive the Hivites, Canaanites and Hittites out of your way.
29 "I will not drive them out before you in a single year, that the land may not become desolate and the beasts of the field become too numerous for you. 29 But I will not drive them out in a single year, because the land would become desolate and the wild animals too numerous for you.
30 "I will drive them out before you little by little, until you become fruitful and take possession of the land. 30 Little by little I will drive them out before you, until you have increased enough to take possession of the land.
31 "I will fix your boundary from the Red Sea to the sea of the Philistines, and from the wilderness to the River Euphrates; for I will deliver the inhabitants of the land into your hand, and you will drive them out before you. 31 "I will establish your borders from the Red Sea to the Sea of the Philistines, and from the desert to the River. I will hand over to you the people who live in the land and you will drive them out before you.
32 "You shall make no covenant with them or with their gods. 32 Do not make a covenant with them or with their gods.
33 "They shall not live in your land, because they will make you sin against Me; for if you serve their gods, it will surely be a snare to you." 33 Do not let them live in your land, or they will cause you to sin against me, because the worship of their gods will certainly be a snare to you."