Exodus 23:2
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English Standard Version
You shall not fall in with the many to do evil, nor shall you bear witness in a lawsuit, siding with the many, so as to pervert justice,

King James Bible
Thou shalt not follow a multitude to do evil; neither shalt thou speak in a cause to decline after many to wrest judgment:

American Standard Version
Thou shalt not follow a multitude to do evil; neither shalt thou speak in a cause to turn aside after a multitude to wrest justice :

Douay-Rheims Bible
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.

English Revised Version
Thou shalt not follow a multitude to do evil; neither shalt thou speak in a cause to turn aside after a multitude to wrest judgment:

Webster's Bible Translation
Thou shalt not follow a multitude to do evil; neither shalt thou speak in a cause to decline after many to wrest judgment:

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Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

If a man should lend to one of the poor of his own people, he was not to oppress him by demanding interest; and if he gave his upper garment as a pledge, he was to give it him back towards sunset, because it was his only covering; as the poorer classes in the East use the upper garment, consisting of a large square piece of cloth, to sleep in. "It is his clothing for his skin:" i.e., it serves for a covering to his body. "Wherein shall he lie?" i.e., in what shall be wrap himself to sleep? (cf. Deuteronomy 24:6, Deuteronomy 24:10-13). - With Exodus 22:28. God directs Himself at once to the hearts of the Israelites, and attacks the sins of selfishness and covetousness, against which the precepts in Exodus 22:21-27 were directed in their deepest root, for the purpose of opposing all inward resistance to the promotion of His commands.

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Exodus 32:1-5 And when the people saw that Moses delayed to come down out of the mount, the people gathered themselves together to Aaron...

Genesis 6:12 And God looked on the earth, and, behold, it was corrupt; for all flesh had corrupted his way on the earth.

Genesis 7:1 And the LORD said to Noah, Come you and all your house into the ark; for you have I seen righteous before me in this generation.

Genesis 19:4,7-9 But before they lay down, the men of the city, even the men of Sodom, compassed the house round, both old and young...

Numbers 14:1-10 And all the congregation lifted up their voice, and cried; and the people wept that night...

Joshua 24:15 And if it seem evil to you to serve the LORD, choose you this day whom you will serve...

1 Samuel 15:9 But Saul and the people spared Agag, and the best of the sheep, and of the oxen, and of the fatted calves, and the lambs...

1 Kings 19:10 And he said, I have been very jealous for the LORD God of hosts: for the children of Israel have forsaken your covenant...

Job 31:34 Did I fear a great multitude, or did the contempt of families terrify me, that I kept silence, and went not out of the door?

Proverbs 1:10,11,15 My son, if sinners entice you, consent you not...

Proverbs 4:14 Enter not into the path of the wicked, and go not in the way of evil men.

Matthew 27:24-26 When Pilate saw that he could prevail nothing, but that rather a tumult was made, he took water...

Mark 15:15 And so Pilate, willing to content the people, released Barabbas to them, and delivered Jesus, when he had scourged him...

Luke 23:23,24,51 And they were instant with loud voices, requiring that he might be crucified...

John 7:50,51 Nicodemus said to them, (he that came to Jesus by night, being one of them,)...

Acts 24:27 But after two years Porcius Festus came into Felix' room: and Felix, willing to show the Jews a pleasure, left Paul bound.

Acts 25:9 But Festus, willing to do the Jews a pleasure, answered Paul, and said, Will you go up to Jerusalem...

Romans 1:32 Who knowing the judgment of God, that they which commit such things are worthy of death, not only do the same...

Galatians 2:11-13 But when Peter was come to Antioch, I withstood him to the face, because he was to be blamed...

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Exodus 23:6,7 You shall not wrest the judgment of your poor in his cause...

Leviticus 19:15 You shall do no unrighteousness in judgment: you shall not respect the person of the poor, nor honor the person of the mighty...

Deuteronomy 1:17 You shall not respect persons in judgment; but you shall hear the small as well as the great; you shall not be afraid of the face of man...

Psalm 72:2 He shall judge your people with righteousness, and your poor with judgment.

Jeremiah 37:15,21 Why the princes were wroth with Jeremiah, and smote him, and put him in prison in the house of Jonathan the scribe...

Jeremiah 38:5,6,9 Then Zedekiah the king said, Behold, he is in your hand: for the king is not he that can do any thing against you...

Ezekiel 9:9 Then said he to me, The iniquity of the house of Israel and Judah is exceeding great, and the land is full of blood...

Haggai 1:4 Is it time for you, O you, to dwell in your paneled houses, and this house lie waste?

Cross References
Exodus 23:6
"You shall not pervert the justice due to your poor in his lawsuit.

Deuteronomy 16:19
You shall not pervert justice. You shall not show partiality, and you shall not accept a bribe, for a bribe blinds the eyes of the wise and subverts the cause of the righteous.

Deuteronomy 24:17
"You shall not pervert the justice due to the sojourner or to the fatherless, or take a widow's garment in pledge,

Job 31:34
because I stood in great fear of the multitude, and the contempt of families terrified me, so that I kept silence, and did not go out of doors--

Proverbs 18:5
It is not good to be partial to the wicked or to deprive the righteous of justice.

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