Exodus 23:1-9 - Regulations Regarding Justice

1 Thou shall not take up a FALSE report. Do not put thy hand with the wicked man to be an unrighteous witness.

2 Thou shall not follow a multitude to do evil, neither shall thou speak in a case to turn aside after a multitude to distort [justice], 3 neither shall thou favor a poor man in his case.

4 If thou meet thine enemy's ox or his donkey going astray, thou shall surely bring it back to him again.

5 If thou see the donkey of him who hates thee lying under his burden, thou shall refrain leaving him. Thou shall surely release [it] with him.

6 Thou shall not distort the justice [due] to thy poor in his case. 7 Keep thee far from a FALSE matter. And do not kill an innocent and righteous man, for I will not justify a wicked man. 8 And thou shall take no bribe, for a bribe blinds those who have sight, and perverts the words of the righteous. 9 And thou shall not oppress a sojourner, for ye know the heart of a sojourner, since ye were sojourners in the land of Egypt.