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Justice for All

23 “You ashall not circulate a false report. Do not put your hand with the wicked to be an bunrighteous witness. cYou shall not follow a crowd to do evil; dnor shall you testify in a dispute so as to turn aside after many to pervert justice. You shall not show partiality to a epoor man in his dispute.

f“If you meet your enemy’s ox or his donkey going astray, you shall surely bring it back to him again. gIf you see the donkey of one who hates you lying under its burden, and you would refrain from helping it, you shall surely help him with it.

h“You shall not pervert the judgment of your poor in his dispute. iKeep yourself far from a false matter; jdo not kill the innocent and righteous. For kI will not justify the wicked. And lyou shall take no bribe, for a bribe blinds the discerning and perverts the words of the righteous.

“Also myou shall not oppress a 1stranger, for you know the heart of a stranger, because you were strangers in the land of Egypt.


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The New King James Version is a total update of the 1611 King James Version, also known as the "Authorized Version." Every attempt has been made to maintain the beauty of the original version while updating the English grammar to contemporary style and usage. The result is much better "readability." It is noteworthy that the NKJV is one of the few modern translations still based on the "Western" or "Byzantine" manuscript tradition. This makes the New King James Version an invaluable aid to comparative English Bible study.


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