Exodus 23:6
New International Version
"Do not deny justice to your poor people in their lawsuits.

New Living Translation
“In a lawsuit, you must not deny justice to the poor.

English Standard Version
“You shall not pervert the justice due to your poor in his lawsuit.

Berean Study Bible
You shall not deny justice to the poor in their lawsuits.

New American Standard Bible
"You shall not pervert the justice due to your needy brother in his dispute.

New King James Version
“You shall not pervert the judgment of your poor in his dispute.

King James Bible
Thou shalt not wrest the judgment of thy poor in his cause.

Christian Standard Bible
"You must not deny justice to a poor person among you in his lawsuit.

Contemporary English Version
Make sure that the poor are given equal justice in court.

Good News Translation
"Do not deny justice to a poor person when he appears in court.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
You must not deny justice to a poor person among you in his lawsuit.

International Standard Version
"You are not to pervert justice for the poor among you in their lawsuits.

NET Bible
"You must not turn away justice for your poor people in their lawsuits.

New Heart English Bible
"You shall not deny justice to your poor people in their lawsuits.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
"Never deny justice to poor people in court.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Thou shalt not wrest the judgment of thy poor in his cause.

New American Standard 1977
“You shall not pervert the justice due to your needy brother in his dispute.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Thou shalt not pervert the rights of thy poor in his cause.

King James 2000 Bible
You shall not pervert the justice of your poor in his dispute.

American King James Version
You shall not wrest the judgment of your poor in his cause.

American Standard Version
Thou shalt not wrest the justice due to thy poor in his cause.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
Thou shalt not wrest the sentence of the poor in his judgment.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Thou shalt not go aside in the poor man's judgment.

Darby Bible Translation
Thou shalt not pervert the judgment of thy poor in his cause.

English Revised Version
Thou shalt not wrest the judgment of thy poor in his cause.

Webster's Bible Translation
Thou shalt not wrest the judgment of thy poor in his cause.

World English Bible
"You shall not deny justice to your poor people in their lawsuits.

Young's Literal Translation
'Thou dost not turn aside the judgment of thy needy one in his strife;
Study Bible
Justice and Mercy
5If you see the donkey of one who hates you fallen under its load, do not leave it there; you must help him with it. 6You shall not deny justice to the poor in their lawsuits. 7Stay far away from a false accusation. Do not kill the innocent or the just, for I will not acquit the guilty.…
Cross References
Exodus 23:2
You shall not follow a crowd in wrongdoing. When you testify in a lawsuit, do not pervert justice by siding with a crowd.

Exodus 23:3
And do not show favoritism to a poor man in his lawsuit.

Leviticus 19:15
"You must not pervert justice; you must not show partiality to the poor or favoritism to the rich; you are to judge your neighbor fairly.

1 Samuel 8:3
But his sons did not walk in his ways; they turned aside toward dishonest gain, accepted bribes, and perverted justice.

Proverbs 18:5
Showing partiality to the wicked is not good, nor is depriving the innocent of justice.

Proverbs 22:22
Do not rob a poor man because he is poor, and do not crush the afflicted at the gate,

Proverbs 31:5
lest they drink and forget what is decreed, and deprive all the oppressed of justice.

Treasury of Scripture

You shall not wrest the judgment of your poor in his cause.

Exodus 23:2,3
Thou shalt not follow a multitude to do evil; neither shalt thou speak in a cause to decline after many to wrest judgment: …

Deuteronomy 16:19
Thou shalt not wrest judgment; thou shalt not respect persons, neither take a gift: for a gift doth blind the eyes of the wise, and pervert the words of the righteous.

Deuteronomy 27:19
Cursed be he that perverteth the judgment of the stranger, fatherless, and widow. And all the people shall say, Amen.







Lexicon
You shall not
לֹ֥א (lō)
Adverb - Negative particle
Strong's Hebrew 3808: Not, no

deny
תַטֶּ֛ה (ṯaṭ·ṭeh)
Verb - Hifil - Imperfect - second person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 5186: To stretch out, spread out, extend, incline, bend

justice
מִשְׁפַּ֥ט (miš·paṭ)
Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 4941: A verdict, a sentence, formal decree, divine law, penalty, justice, privilege, style

to the poor
אֶבְיֹנְךָ֖ (’eḇ·yō·nə·ḵā)
Adjective - masculine singular construct | second person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 34: In want, needy, poor

in their lawsuits.
בְּרִיבֽוֹ׃ (bə·rî·ḇōw)
Preposition-b | Noun - masculine singular construct | third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 7379: Strife, dispute
(6) Thou shalt not wrest the judgment of thy poor.--If we are not to favour the poor man in a court of justice on account of his poverty (Exodus 23:3), much less are we to treat him with disfavour. (Comp. Deuteronomy 24:17; Deuteronomy 27:19; Jeremiah 5:28, &c.)

Verse 6. - As in verse 3 men were warned not to favour the poor unduly in courts of justice out of compassion for them, so here there is a warning against the opposite, and far more usual error, of leaning against the poor man in our evidence or in our decisions The scales of justice are to be held even; strict right is to be done; our feelings are not be allowed to influence us, much less our class prejudices. 23:1-9 In the law of Moses are very plain marks of sound moral feeling, and of true political wisdom. Every thing in it is suited to the desired and avowed object, the worship of one only God, and the separation of Israel from the pagan world. Neither parties, friends, witnesses, nor common opinions, must move us to lessen great faults, to aggravate small ones, excuse offenders, accuse the innocent, or misrepresent any thing.
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