Bible: Exodus 23:1-9

23:1

Justice

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“You must not give 2  a false report. 3  Do not make common cause 4  with the wicked 5  to be a malicious 6  witness.

23:2You must not follow a crowd 7  in doing evil things; 8  in a lawsuit you must not offer testimony that agrees with a crowd so as to pervert justice, 9  23:3 and you must not show partiality 10  to a poor man in his lawsuit.

23:4If you encounter 11  your enemy’s ox or donkey wandering off, you must by all means return 12  it to him. 23:5 If you see the donkey of someone who hates you fallen under its load, you must not ignore him, 13  but be sure to help 14  him with it. 15 

23:6You must not turn away justice for your poor people in their lawsuits. 23:7 Keep your distance 16  from a false charge 17  – do not kill the innocent and the righteous, 18  for I will not justify the wicked. 19 

23:8You must not accept a bribe, for a bribe blinds those who see 20  and subverts the words of the righteous.

23:9You must not oppress 21  a foreigner, since you know the life 22  of a foreigner, for you were foreigners in the land of Egypt.

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