Exodus 23:1-9 CSB/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 "You must not spread a false report. Do not join the wicked to be a malicious witness. 1 "Do not spread false reports. Do not help a wicked man by being a malicious witness.
2 "You must not follow a crowd in wrongdoing. Do not testify in a lawsuit and go along with a crowd 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 Do not show favoritism to a poor person in his lawsuit. 3 and do not show favoritism to a poor man in his lawsuit.
4 "If you come across your enemy's stray ox or donkey, you must 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 someone who hates you lying [helpless] under its load, and you want to refrain from helping it, you must help with it. 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 must not deny justice to the poor among you in his lawsuit. 6 "Do not deny justice to your poor people in their lawsuits.
7 Stay far away from a false accusation. Do not kill the innocent and the just, because I will not justify 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 must not take a bribe, for a bribe blinds the clear-sighted and corrupts the words of the righteous. 8 "Do not accept a bribe, for a bribe blinds those who see and twists the words of the righteous.
9 You must not oppress a foreign resident; you yourselves know how it feels to be a foreigner because you were foreigners 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.