Exodus 23

23 Thou ashalt not ||raise a false report: put not thine hand with the wicked to be an bunrighteous witness. cThou shalt not follow a multitude to do evil; neither shalt thou speak in a cause to decline after many to wrest djudgment: Neither shalt thou ecountenance a poor man in his cause. fIf thou meet thine enemy’s ox or his ass going astray, thou shalt surely bring it back to him again. If thou see the ass of him that hateth thee lying under his burden, ||and wouldest forbear to help him, thou shalt surely help with him. gThou shalt not wrest the judgment of thy poor in his cause. hKeep thee far from a false matter; iand the innocent and righteous slay thou not: for kI will not justify the wicked. And lthou shalt take no gift: for the gift blindeth the wise, and perverteth the words of the righteous. Also mthou shalt not oppress a stranger: for ye know the heart of a stranger, seeing ye were strangers in the land of Egypt.

10 And nsix years thou shalt sow thy land, and shalt gather in the fruits thereof: 11 But the seventh year thou shalt let it rest and lie still; that the poor of thy people may eat: and what they leave the beasts of the field shall eat. In like manner thou shalt deal with thy vineyard, and with thy ||oliveyard. 12 oSix days thou shalt do thy work, and on the seventh day thou shalt rest: that thine ox and thine ass may rest, and the son of thy handmaid, and the stranger, may be refreshed. 13 And in all things that I have said unto you be pcircumspect: and qmake no mention of the name of other gods, neither let it be heard out of thy mouth.

14 rThree stimes thou shalt keep a feast unto me in the year. 15 tThou shalt keep the feast of unleavened bread: (thou shalt eat unleavened bread seven days, as I commanded thee, in the time appointed of the month Abib; for in it thou camest out from Egypt: uand none shall appear before me empty:) 16 xAnd the feast of harvest, the firstfruits of thy labours, which thou hast sown in the field: and ythe feast of ingathering, which is in the end of the year, when thou hast gathered in thy labours out of the field. 17 Three times in the year all thy males shall appear before the Lord God. 18 zThou shalt not offer the blood of my sacrifice with leavened bread; neither shall the fat of my ||sacrifice remain until the morning. 19 aThe first of the firstfruits of thy land thou shalt bring into the house of the Lord thy God. bThou shalt not seethe a kid in his mother’s milk.

20 cBehold, I send an Angel before thee, to keep thee in the way, and to bring thee into the place which I have prepared. 21 Beware of him, and obey his voice, dprovoke him not; for he will enot pardon your transgressions: for my name is in him. 22 But if thou shalt indeed obey his voice, and do all that I speak; then fI will be an enemy unto thine enemies, and ||an adversary unto thine adversaries. 23 gFor mine Angel shall go before thee, and hbring thee in unto the Amorites, and the Hittites, and the Perizzites, and the Canaanites, and the Hivites, and the Jebusites: and I will cut them off. 24 Thou shalt not ibow down to their gods, nor serve them, knor do after their works: lbut thou shalt utterly overthrow them, and quite break down mtheir images. 25 And ye shall nserve the Lord your God, and ohe shall bless thy bread, and thy water; and pI will take sickness away from the midst of thee. 26 qThere shall nothing cast their young, nor be barren, in thy land: the number of thy days I will rfulfil. 27 I will send smy fear before thee, and will tdestroy all the people to whom thou shalt come, and I will make all thine enemies turn their backs unto thee. 28 And uI will send hornets before thee, which shall drive out the Hivite, the Canaanite, and the Hittite, from before thee. 29 wI will not drive them out from before thee in one year; lest the land become desolate, and the beast of the field multiply against thee. 30 By little and little I will drive them out from before thee, until thou be increased, and inherit the land. 31 And xI will set thy bounds from the Red sea even unto the sea of the Philistines, and from the desert unto the river: for I will ydeliver the inhabitants of the land into your hand; and thou shalt drive them out before thee. 32 zThou shalt make no covenant with them, nor with their gods. 33 They shall not dwell in thy land, lest they make thee sin against me: for if thou serve their gods, ait will surely be a snare unto thee.

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