Thou shalt keep thee far from a false matter, thou shalt not slay the [a]innocent and the righteous: for I will not justify a wicked man.

(A)Thou shalt take no gift: for the gift blindeth the [b]wise, and perverteth the words of the righteous.

¶ Thou shalt not oppress a stranger: for ye know the [c]heart of a stranger, seeing ye were strangers in the land of Egypt.

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Footnotes

  1. Exodus 23:7 Whether thou be magistrate or art commanded by the magistrate.
  2. Exodus 23:8 Hebrew, seeing.
  3. Exodus 23:9 For in that that he is a stranger, his heart is sorrowful enough.

Have nothing to do with a false charge(A) and do not put an innocent(B) or honest person to death,(C) for I will not acquit the guilty.(D)

“Do not accept a bribe,(E) for a bribe blinds those who see and twists the words of the innocent.

“Do not oppress a foreigner;(F) you yourselves know how it feels to be foreigners, because you were foreigners in Egypt.

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