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

 
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1 You shall not spread a false report. You shall not join hands with the wicked to act as 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 a majority in wrongdoing; when you bear witness in a lawsuit, you shall not side with the majority so as 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 the poor in a lawsuit. 3 and do not show favoritism to a poor man in his lawsuit.
4 When you come upon your enemy's ox or donkey going astray, you shall bring it back 4 "If you come across your enemy's ox or donkey wandering off, be sure to take it back to him.
5 When you see the donkey of one who hates you lying under its burden and you would hold back from setting it free, you must help to set it free. 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 poor in their lawsuits. 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 and those in the right, 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 take no bribe, for a bribe blinds the officials, and subverts the cause of those who are in the right. 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 resident alien; you know the heart of an alien, for you were aliens 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.