"Do not spread false reports.1 Do not help a guilty person by being a malicious witness.22
"Do not follow the crowd in doing wrong. When you give testimony in a lawsuit, do not pervert justice3 by siding with the crowd,43
and do not show favoritism5 to the poor in a lawsuit.
"If you come across your enemy's6 ox or donkey wandering off, be sure to return it.#cr
If you see the donkey7 of someone who hates you fallen down under its load, do not leave it there; be sure you help your enemy with it.
"Do not deny justice8 to your poor people in their lawsuits.
Have nothing to do with a false charge9 and do not put an innocent10 or honest person to death,11 for I will not acquit the guilty.128
"Do not accept a bribe,13 for a bribe blinds those who see and twists the words of the righteous.
"Do not oppress a foreigner;14 you yourselves know how it feels to be foreigners, because you were foreigners in Egypt.