‘ You shall do no injustice in judgment; you shall not be partial to the poor nor defer to the great, but you are to judge your neighbor fairly.
You shall not show partiality in judgment; you shall hear the small and the great alike. You shall not fear man, for the judgment is God’s. The case that is too hard for you, you shall bring to me, and I will hear it.’
You shall not follow the masses in doing evil, nor shall you testify in a dispute so as to turn aside after a multitude in order to pervert justice;
You shall not distort justice; you shall not be partial, and you shall not take a bribe, for a bribe blinds the eyes of the wise and perverts the words of the righteous.
“ You shall not pervert the justice due to your needy brother in his dispute.
‘ You shall do no wrong in judgment, in measurement of weight, or capacity.
‘ Cursed is he who distorts the justice due an alien, orphan, and widow.’ And all the people shall say, ‘Amen.’
He said to the judges, “Consider what you are doing, for you do not judge for man but for the Lord who is with you when you render judgment.
How long will you judge unjustly And show partiality to the wicked? Selah.
These also are sayings of the wise. To show partiality in judgment is not good.
Furthermore, you shall select out of all the people able men who fear God, men of truth, those who hate dishonest gain; and you shall place these over them as leaders of thousands, of hundreds, of fifties and of tens.
“ You shall not have in your bag differing weights, a large and a small.
To show partiality to the wicked is not good, Nor to thrust aside the righteous in judgment.
But you have dishonored the poor man. Is it not the rich who oppress you and personally drag you into court?