Exodus 23:6
Good News Translation
"Do not deny justice to a poor person when he appears in court.

New Revised Standard Version
You shall not pervert the justice due to your poor in their lawsuits.

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

New American Bible
You shall not pervert justice for the needy among you in a lawsuit.

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

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Thou shalt not go aside in the poor man's judgment.

Exodus 23:2,3 Thou shalt not follow the multitude to do evil: neither shalt thou yield in judgment, to the opinion of the most part, to stray from the truth. . . .

Deuteronomy 16:19 And not go aside to either part. Thou shalt not accept person nor gifts: for gifts blind the eyes of the wise, and change the words of the just.

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

2 Chronicles 19:7 Let the fear of the Lord be with you, and do all things with diligence: for there is no iniquity with the Lord our God, nor respect of persons, nor desire of gifts.

Job 31:13,21,22 If I have despised to abide judgment with my manservant, or my maidservant, when they had any controversy against me: . . .

Psalm 82:3,4 Judge for the needy and fatherless: do justice to the humble and the poor. . . .

Ecclesiastes 5:8 If thou shalt see the oppressions of the poor, and violent judgments, and justice perverted in the province, wonder not at this matter: for he that is high hath another higher, and there are others still higher than these:

Isaiah 10:1,2 Woe to them that make wicked laws: and when they write, write injustice: . . .

Jeremiah 5:28 They are grown gross and fat: and have most wickedly transgressed my words. They have not judged the cause of the widow, they have not managed the cause of the fatherless, and they have not judged the judgment of the poor.

Jeremiah 6:28 All these princes go out of the way, they walk deceitfully, they are brass and iron: they are all corrupted.

Jeremiah 7:6 If you oppress not the stranger, the fatherless, and the widow, and shed not innocent blood in this place, and walk not after strange gods to your own hurt,

Amos 5:11,12 Therefore because you robbed the poor, and took the choice prey from him: you shall build houses with square stone, and shall not dwell in them: you shall plant most delightful vineyards, and shall not drink the wine of them. . . .

Micah 3:1-4 For he shall go up that shall open the way before them: they shall divide and pass through the gate, and shall come in by it: and their king shall pass before them, and the Lord at the head of them. . . .

Zephaniah 3:1-4 Woe to the provoking and redeemed city, the dove. . . .

Malachi 3:5 And I will come to you in judgment, and will be a speedy witness against sorcerers, and adulterers, and false swearers, and them that oppress the hireling in his wages, the widows, and the fatherless: and oppress the stranger, and have not feared me, saith the Lord of hosts.

James 2:5,6 Hearken, my dearest brethren: Hath not God chosen the poor in this world, rich in faith and heirs of the kingdom which God hath promised to them that love him? . . .

Justice and Mercy
5If thou see the ass of him that hateth thee lie underneath his burden, thou shalt not pass by, but shalt lift him up with him. 6Thou shalt not go aside in the poor man's judgment.7Thou shalt fly lying. The innocent and just person thou shalt not put to death: because I abhor the wicked.…
Cross References
Exodus 23:2
Thou shalt not follow the multitude to do evil: neither shalt thou yield in judgment, to the opinion of the most part, to stray from the truth.

Exodus 23:3
Neither shalt thou favour a poor man in judgment.

Leviticus 19:15
Thou shalt not do that which is unjust, nor judge unjustly. Respect not the person of the poor: nor honour the countenance of the mighty. But judge thy neighbour according to justice.

1 Samuel 8:3
And his sons walked not in his ways: but they turned aside after lucre, and took bribes, and perverted judgment.

Proverbs 18:5
It is not good to accept the person of the wicked, to decline from the truth of judgment.

Proverbs 22:22
Do no violence to the poor, because he is poor: and do not oppress the needy in the gate:

Proverbs 31:5
And lest they drink and forget judgments, and pervert the cause of the children of the poor.

Exodus 23:5
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