Teachings on false reports
23:1 You shall not raise a false report put not your hand with the
wicked to be an unrighteous witness.
23:2 You shall not follow a multitude to [do] evil ; neither
shall you speak in a cause to decline after many to wrest [judgment]
23:3 Neither shall you countenance a poor man in his cause.
23:4 If you meet your enemy's ox or his ass going astray,
you shall surely bring it back to him again.
23:5 If you see the ass of him that hated you lying under
his burden, and would forbear to help him, you shall surely help
23:6 You shall not wrest the judgment of your poor in his
23:7 Keep you far from a false matter ; and the innocent and
righteous slay you not for I will not justify the wicked.
23:8 And you shall take no gift for the gift blinds the wise,
and pervert the words of the righteous.
23:9 Also you shall not oppress a stranger for you know the
heart of a stranger, seeing you were strangers in the land of
23:10 And six years you shall sow your land, and shall gather
in the fruits thereof
23:11 But the seventh [year] you shall let it rest and lie
still; that the poor of your people may eat and what they leave
the beasts of the field shall eat. In like manner you shall deal
with your vineyard, [and] with your olive yard.
Teachings on the Sabbath
23:12 Six days you shall do your work, and on the seventh day
you shall rest that your ox and your ass may rest, and the son of
your handmaid, and the stranger, may be refreshed.
23:13 And in all [things] that I have said unto you be
circumspect and make no mention of the name of other gods,
neither let it be heard out of your mouth.
23:14 Three times you shall keep a feast unto me in the year.
23:15 You shall keep the feast of unleavened bread (you shall
eat unleavened bread seven days, as I commanded you, in the time
appointed of the month Abib ; for in it you came out from Egypt
and none shall appear before me empty)
23:16 And the feast of harvest, the first fruits of your
labors, which you have sown in the field and the feast of ingathering, [which is] in the end of the year, when you have
gathered in your labors out of the field.
23:17 Three times in the year all your males shall appear
before the Lord GOD.
23:18 You shall not offer the blood of my sacrifice with
leavened bread; neither shall the fat of my sacrifice remain
until the morning.
23:19 The first of the first fruits of your land you shall
bring into the house of the LORD your God. You shall not see a
kid in his mother's milk.
Promise of an Angel
23:20 Behold, I send an Angel before you, to keep you in the
way, and to bring you into the place which I have prepared.
23:21 Beware of him, and obey his voice, provoke him not; for
he will not pardon your transgressions for my name [is] in him.
23:22 But if you shall indeed obey his voice, and do all that
I speak ; then I will be an enemy unto your enemies, and an
adversary unto your adversaries.
23:23 For mine Angel shall go before you, and bring you in
unto the Amorites, and the Hittites, and the Perizzites, and the
Canaanites, the Hivites, and the Jebusites and I will cut them
23:24 You shall not bow down to their gods, nor serve them,
nor do after their works but you shall utterly overthrow them,
and quite break down their images.
23:25 And you shall serve the LORD your God, and he shall
bless your bread, and your water ; and I will take sickness away
from the midst of you.
23:26 There shall nothing cast their young, nor be barren, in
your land the number of your days I will fulfil.
23:27 I will send my fear before you, and will destroy all
the people to whom you shall come, and I will make all your
enemies turn their backs unto you.
23:28 And I will send hornets before you, which shall drive
out the Hivite, the Canaanite, and the Hittite, from before you.
23:29 I will not drive them out from before you in one year ;
unless the land become desolate, and the beast of the field
multiply against you.
23:30 By little and little I will drive them out from before
you, until you be increased, and inherit the land.
23:31 And I will set your bounds from the Red sea even unto
the sea of the Philistines, and from the desert unto the river
for I will deliver the inhabitants of the land into your hand ; and you shall drive them out before you.
23:32 You shall make no covenant with them, nor with their
23:33 They shall not stay in your land, unless they make you
sin against me for if you serve their gods, it will surely be a
snare unto you.
Exodus Index || Main Index
1 || Chapter 2 || Chapter 3 || Chapter
4 || Chapter 5 || Chapter
6 || Chapter 7 || Chapter 8 || Chapter
9 || Chapter 10
11 || |Chapter 12 || Chapter 13 || Chapter
14 || Chapter 15 || Chapter
16 || Chapter 17 || Chapter 18 || Chapter
19 || Chapter 20
21 || Chapter 22 || Chapter 23 || Chapter
24 || Chapter 25 || Chapter
26 || Chapter 27 || Chapter 28 || Chapter
29 || Chapter 30
31 || Chapter 32 || Chapter 33 || Chapter
34 || Chapter 35 || Chapter
36 || Chapter 37 || Chapter 38 || Chapter
39 || Chapter 40