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EXODUS · Chapter 23
23:1 You shall not raise a false report: put not your hand with the
wicked to be an unrighteous witness.
23:2 You shall not follow a multitude to do evil; neither shall you speak in a cause to decline after many to shift judgment:
23:3 Neither shall you countenance a poor man in his cause.
23:4 If you meet your enemy's ox or his ass going astray, you shall surely bring it back to him again.
23:5 If you see the ass of him that hates you lying under his burden, and would forbear to help him, you shall surely help with him.
23:6 You shall not shift the judgment of your poor in his cause.
23:7 Keep you far from a false matter; and the innocent and righteous slay you not: for I will not justify the wicked.
23:8 And you shall take no gift: for the gift blinds the wise, and perverts the words of the righteous.
23:9 Also you shall not oppress a stranger: for all of you know the heart of a stranger, seeing all of you were strangers in the land of Egypt.
23:10 And six years you shall sow your land, and shall gather in the fruits thereof:
23:11 But the seventh year you shall let it rest and lie still; that the poor of your people may eat: and what they leave the beasts of the field shall eat. In like manner you shall deal with your vineyard, and with your olive yard.
23:12 Six days you shall do your work, and on the seventh day you shall rest: that your ox and your ass may rest, and the son of your handmaid, and the stranger, may be refreshed.
23:13 And in all things that I have said unto you be circumspect: and make no mention of the name of other gods, neither let it be heard out of your mouth.
23:14 Three times you shall keep a feast unto me in the year.
23:15 You shall keep the feast of unleavened bread: (you shall eat unleavened bread seven days, as I commanded you, in the time appointed of the month Abib; for in it you came out from Egypt: and none shall appear before me empty:)
23:16 And the feast of harvest, the first-fruits of your labours, which you have sown in the field: and the feast of ingathering, which is in the end of the year, when you have gathered in your labours out of the field.
23:17 Three items in the year all your males shall appear before the LORD God.
23:18 You shall not offer the blood of my sacrifice with leavened bread; neither shall the fat of my sacrifice remain until the morning.
23:19 The first of the first-fruits of your land you shall bring into the house of the LORD your God. You shall not seethe a kid in his mother's milk.
23:20 Behold, I send an Angel before you, to keep you in the way, and to bring you into the place which I have prepared.
23:21 Beware of him, and obey his voice, provoke him not; for he will not pardon your transgressions: for my name is in him.
23:22 But if you shall indeed obey his voice, and do all that I speak; then I will be an enemy unto your enemies, and an adversary unto your adversaries.
23:23 For mine Angel shall go before you, and bring you in unto the Amorites, and the Hittites, and the Perizzites, and the Canaanites, the Hivites, and the Jebusites: and I will cut them off.
23:24 You shall not bow down to their gods, nor serve them, nor do after their works: but you shall utterly overthrow them, and quite break down their images.
23:25 And all of you shall serve the LORD your God, and he shall bless your bread, and your water; and I will take sickness away from the midst of you.
23:26 There shall nothing cast their young, nor be barren, in your land: the number of your days I will fulfill.
23:27 I will send my fear before you, and will destroy all the people to whom you shall come, and I will make all of your enemies turn their backs unto you.
23:28 And I will send hornets before you, which shall drive out the Hivite, the Canaanite, and the Hittite, from before you.
23:29 I will not drive them out from before you in one year; lest the land become desolate, and the beast of the field multiply against you.
23:30 By little and little I will drive them out from before you, until you be increased, and inherit the land.
23:31 And I will set your bounds from the Red sea even unto the sea of the Philistines, and from the desert unto the river: for I will deliver the inhabitants of the land into your hand; and you shall drive them out before you.
23:32 You shall make no covenant with them, nor with their gods.
23:33 They shall not dwell in your land, lest they make you sin against me: for if you serve their gods, it will surely be a snare unto you.
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