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You will stay far from a false charge,[a] and do not kill the innocent and the righteous, because I will not declare the wicked righteous.[b] And you will not take a bribe, because the bribe makes the sighted blind and ruins the words of the righteous. And you will not oppress an alien; you yourselves know the feelings[c] of the alien, because you were aliens in the land of Egypt.

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  1. Exodus 23:7 Literally “word of deception”
  2. Exodus 23:7 Or “treat as innocent” or “acquit”
  3. Exodus 23:9 Or “inner self” or “soul”

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