Exodus 23
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1You do not lift up a vain report; you do not put your hand with a wicked man to be a violent witness. 2You are not after many to [do] evil, nor do you testify concerning a strife, to turn aside after many to cause [others] to turn aside; 3and you do not honor a poor man in his strife.

4When you meet your enemy’s ox or his donkey going astray, you certainly turn it back to him; 5when you see the donkey of him who is hating you crouching under its burden, then you have ceased from leaving [it] to it—you certainly leave [it] with him.

6You do not turn aside the judgment of your poor in his strife; 7you keep far off from a false matter, and you do not slay an innocent and righteous man; for I do not justify a wicked man.

8And you do not take a bribe, for the bribe binds the open-[eyed] and perverts the words of the righteous.

9And you do not oppress a sojourner, since you have known the soul of the sojourner, for you have been sojourners in the land of Egypt.

10And [for] six years you sow your land and have gathered its increase; 11and [in] the seventh you release it, and have left it, and the needy of your people have eaten, and the beast of the field eats their remainder; so you do to your vineyard [and] to your olive-yard.

12Six days you do your work, and on the seventh day you rest, so that your ox and your donkey rest, and the son of your handmaid and the sojourner is refreshed; 13and in all that which I have said to you—take heed; and you do not mention the name of other gods; it is not heard on your mouth.

14You keep a celebration to Me three times in a year: 15you keep the Celebration of Unleavened Things (you eat unleavened things [for] seven days as I have commanded you, at the time appointed [in] the month of Abib; for in it you have come forth out of Egypt, and you do not appear [in] My presence empty); 16and the Celebration of Harvest, the first-fruits of your works which you sow in the field; and the Celebration of the Ingathering in the outgoing of the year, in your gathering your works out of the field. 17Three times in a year all your males appear before [the] face of the Lord YHWH.

18You do not sacrifice the blood of My sacrifice on a fermented thing, and the fat of My festival does not remain until morning;

19the beginning of the first-fruits of your ground you bring into the house of your God YHWH; you do not boil a kid in its mother’s milk.

20Behold, I am sending a Messenger before you to keep you in the way, and to bring you to the place which I have prepared; 21be watchful because of His presence, and listen to His voice, do not rebel against Him, for He does not bear with your transgression, for My Name [is] in His heart; 22for if you listen diligently to His voice, and have done all that which I speak, then I have been at enmity with your enemies, and have distressed those distressing you. 23For My Messenger goes before you, and has brought you to the Amorite, and the Hittite, and the Perizzite, and the Canaanite, the Hivite, and the Jebusite, and I have cut them off. 24You do not bow yourself to their gods, nor serve them, nor do according to their doings, but utterly devote them, and thoroughly break their standing pillars. 25And you have served your God YHWH, and He has blessed your bread and your water, and I have turned aside sickness from your heart; 26there is not a miscarrying and barren one in your land; I fulfill the number of your days. 27I send My terror before you, and I have put to death all the people among whom you come, and I have given the neck of all your enemies to you. 28And I have sent the hornet before you, and it has cast out the Hivite, the Canaanite, and the Hittite from before you; 29I do not cast them out from before you in one year, lest the land be a desolation, and the beast of the field has multiplied against you; 30I cast them out little [by] little from before you, until you are fruitful, and have inherited the land. 31And I have set your border from the Red Sea, even to the sea of the Philistines, and from the wilderness to the River; for I give the inhabitants of the land into your hand, and you have cast them out from before you. 32You do not make a covenant with them and with their gods; 33they do not dwell in your land, lest they cause you to sin against Me when you serve their gods, when it becomes a snare to you.”


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