Exodus 23:7
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New International Version
Have nothing to do with a false charge and do not put an innocent or honest person to death, for I will not acquit the guilty.

New Living Translation
"Be sure never to charge anyone falsely with evil. Never sentence an innocent or blameless person to death, for I never declare a guilty person to be innocent.

English Standard Version
Keep far from a false charge, and do not kill the innocent and righteous, for I will not acquit the wicked.

New American Standard Bible
"Keep far from a false charge, and do not kill the innocent or the righteous, for I will not acquit the guilty.

King James Bible
Keep thee far from a false matter; and the innocent and righteous slay thou not: for I will not justify the wicked.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Stay far away from a false accusation. Do not kill the innocent and the just, because I will not justify the guilty.

International Standard Version
Stay far away from a false charge, and don't kill the innocent or the righteous, because I won't acquit the guilty.

NET Bible
Keep your distance from a false charge--do not kill the innocent and the righteous, for I will not justify the wicked.

New Heart English Bible
"Keep far from a false charge, and do not kill the innocent and righteous: for I will not justify the wicked.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Avoid telling lies. Don't kill innocent or honest people, because I will never declare guilty people innocent.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Keep thee far from a false matter; and the innocent and righteous slay thou not; for I will not justify the wicked.

New American Standard 1977
“Keep far from a false charge, and do not kill the innocent or the righteous, for I will not acquit the guilty.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Keep thee far from a false matter; and slay thou not the innocent and righteous; for I will not justify the wicked.

King James 2000 Bible
Keep far from a false matter; and the innocent and righteous slay you not: for I will not justify the wicked.

American King James Version
Keep you far from a false matter; and the innocent and righteous slay you not: for I will not justify the wicked.

American Standard Version
Keep thee far from a false matter; and the innocent and righteous slay thou not: for I will not justify the wicked.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Thou shalt fly lying. The innocent and just person thou shalt not put to death: because I abhor the wicked.

Darby Bible Translation
Thou shalt keep far from the cause of falsehood; and the innocent and righteous slay not; for I will not justify the wicked.

English Revised Version
Keep thee far from a false matter; and the innocent and righteous slay thou not: for I will not justify the wicked.

Webster's Bible Translation
Keep thee far from a false matter; and the innocent and righteous slay thou not: for I will not justify the wicked.

World English Bible
"Keep far from a false charge, and don't kill the innocent and righteous: for I will not justify the wicked.

Young's Literal Translation
from a false matter thou dost keep far off, and an innocent and righteous man thou dost not slay; for I do not justify a wicked man.
Study Bible
Justice and Mercy
6"You shall not pervert the justice due to your needy brother in his dispute. 7"Keep far from a false charge, and do not kill the innocent or the righteous, for I will not acquit the guilty. 8"You shall not take a bribe, for a bribe blinds the clear-sighted and subverts the cause of the just.…
Cross References
Romans 1:18
The wrath of God is being revealed from heaven against all the godlessness and wickedness of men who suppress the truth by their wickedness.

Ephesians 4:25
Therefore each of you must put off falsehood and speak truthfully to his neighbor, for we are members of one another.

Genesis 18:23
Abraham came near and said, "Will You indeed sweep away the righteous with the wicked?

Exodus 20:13
"You shall not murder.

Exodus 20:16
"You shall not bear false witness against your neighbor.

Exodus 34:7
who keeps lovingkindness for thousands, who forgives iniquity, transgression and sin; yet He will by no means leave the guilty unpunished, visiting the iniquity of fathers on the children and on the grandchildren to the third and fourth generations."

Leviticus 19:16
'You shall not go about as a slanderer among your people, and you are not to act against the life of your neighbor; I am the LORD.

Deuteronomy 25:1
"If there is a dispute between men and they go to court, and the judges decide their case, and they justify the righteous and condemn the wicked,

Deuteronomy 27:25
'Cursed is he who accepts a bribe to strike down an innocent person.' And all the people shall say, 'Amen.'

Psalm 94:21
They band themselves together against the life of the righteous And condemn the innocent to death.
Treasury of Scripture

Keep you far from a false matter; and the innocent and righteous slay you not: for I will not justify the wicked.

far from

Exodus 23:1 You shall not raise a false report: put not your hand with the wicked …

Leviticus 19:11 You shall not steal, neither deal falsely, neither lie one to another.

Deuteronomy 19:16-21 If a false witness rise up against any man to testify against him …

Job 22:23 If you return to the Almighty, you shall be built up, you shall put …

Proverbs 4:14,15 Enter not into the path of the wicked, and go not in the way of evil men…

Isaiah 33:15 He that walks righteously, and speaks uprightly; he that despises …

Luke 3:14 And the soldiers likewise demanded of him, saying, And what shall …

Ephesians 4:25 Why putting away lying, speak every man truth with his neighbor: …

1 Thessalonians 5:22 Abstain from all appearance of evil.

the innocent

Deuteronomy 27:25 Cursed be he that takes reward to slay an innocent person. And all …

for I will not

Exodus 34:7 Keeping mercy for thousands, forgiving iniquity and transgression …

Proverbs 17:15 He that justifies the wicked, and he that comdemns the just, even …

Nahum 1:3 The LORD is slow to anger, and great in power, and will not at all …

Romans 1:18 For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness …

Romans 2:5,6 But after your hardness and impenitent heart treasure up to yourself …

(7) Keep thee far from a false matter.--A false accusation seems to be intended. If we make one it may result in an innocent man's death, and we shall be murderers; God will then assuredly hold us guilty.

Verse 7. - Keep thee far from a false matter. Hold aloof, i.e., from anything like a false accusation. Neither bring one, nor countenance one, else those mayest cause the death of an innocent and righteous man, and bring down on thyself the vengeance of him, who will not justify the wicked. Keep thee far from a false matter,.... Or "word" (z); from receiving a false testimony, or taking the false or wrong side of a cause, or engaging in a bad one; keep aloof off from it, as much at a distance from it as possible:

and the innocent and the righteous slay thou not; that is, do not condemn them to death, nor join with the majority in their condemnation, if they appear to be innocent and righteous; nor give orders, or join in giving orders to the executioner to put such to death. The Targum of Jonathan is,"he that goes righteous out of the house of thy judgment (out of the sanhedrim, to which he belonged), and they find out his sin (afterwards), and he that goes out guilty, and they (afterwards) find out his righteousness, do not slay:"

for I will not justify the wicked: the wicked judge in pronouncing an unjust sentence on innocent and righteous men, or if they absolve wicked men, at the same time they put to death the innocent and righteous, God will not justify those wicked men cleared by them, but will, in his own time and way, sooner or later, inflict the deserved punishment on them: this is not contrary to Romans 4:5 for though God justifies the ungodly, he does not justify ungodliness in them, or them in ungodliness, but from it, and that by the imputation of the righteousness of his Son.

(z) "a verbo mendacii", Pagninus, Montanus, Vatablus, Drusius, Junius & Tremellius, Tigurine version, Fagius. 23:1-9 In the law of Moses are very plain marks of sound moral feeling, and of true political wisdom. Every thing in it is suited to the desired and avowed object, the worship of one only God, and the separation of Israel from the pagan world. Neither parties, friends, witnesses, nor common opinions, must move us to lessen great faults, to aggravate small ones, excuse offenders, accuse the innocent, or misrepresent any thing.
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