Chapter 23

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 with him.
23:6 You shall not wrest the judgment of your poor in his cause.
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 Egypt.
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 to you be circumspect and make no mention of the name of other gods, neither let it be heard out of your mouth.

Three feasts

23:14 Three times you shall keep a feast to 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 to your enemies, and an adversary to your adversaries.
23:23 For mine Angel shall go before you, and bring you in to the Amorites, and the Hittites, and the Perizzites, and the Canaanites, the Hivites, and the Jebusites and I will cut them off.
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 to 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 to the sea of the Philistines, and from the desert to 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 gods.
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 to you.

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Chapter 21 || Chapter 22 || Chapter 23 || Chapter 24 || Chapter 25 || Chapter 26 || Chapter 27 || Chapter 28 || Chapter 29 || Chapter 30

Chapter 31 || Chapter 32 || Chapter 33 || Chapter 34 || Chapter 35 || Chapter 36 || Chapter 37 || Chapter 38 || Chapter 39 || Chapter 40