Exodus 23:9
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New International Version
"Do not oppress a foreigner; you yourselves know how it feels to be foreigners, because you were foreigners in Egypt.

New Living Translation
"You must not oppress foreigners. You know what it's like to be a foreigner, for you yourselves were once foreigners in the land of Egypt.

English Standard Version
“You shall not oppress a sojourner. You know the heart of a sojourner, for you were sojourners in the land of Egypt.

New American Standard Bible
"You shall not oppress a stranger, since you yourselves know the feelings of a stranger, for you also were strangers in the land of Egypt.

King James Bible
Also thou shalt not oppress a stranger: for ye know the heart of a stranger, seeing ye were strangers in the land of Egypt.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
You must not oppress a foreign resident; you yourselves know how it feels to be a foreigner because you were foreigners in the land of Egypt."

International Standard Version
You are not to oppress the resident alien, because you were aliens in the land of Egypt."

NET Bible
"You must not oppress a foreigner, since you know the life of a foreigner, for you were foreigners in the land of Egypt.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
"Never oppress foreigners. You know what it's like to be foreigners because you were foreigners living in Egypt.

JPS Tanakh 1917
And a stranger shalt thou not oppress; for ye know the heart of a stranger, seeing ye were strangers in the land of Egypt.

New American Standard 1977
“And you shall not oppress a stranger, since you yourselves know the feelings of a stranger, for you also were strangers in the land of Egypt.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Also thou shalt not oppress a stranger, for ye know the state of the soul of a stranger, seeing ye were strangers in the land of Egypt.

King James 2000 Bible
Also you shall not oppress a stranger: for you know the heart of a stranger, seeing you were strangers in the land of Egypt.

American King James Version
Also you shall not oppress a stranger: for you know the heart of a stranger, seeing you were strangers in the land of Egypt.

American Standard Version
And a sojourner shalt thou not oppress: for ye know the heart of a sojourner, seeing ye were sojourners in the land of Egypt.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Thou shalt not molest a stranger, for you know the hearts of strangers: for you also were strangers in the land of Egypt.

Darby Bible Translation
And the stranger thou shalt not oppress; for ye know the spirit of the stranger, for ye have been strangers in the land of Egypt.

English Revised Version
And a stranger shalt thou not oppress: for ye know the heart of a stranger, seeing ye were strangers in the land of Egypt.

Webster's Bible Translation
Also thou shalt not oppress a stranger; for ye know the heart of a stranger, seeing ye were strangers in the land of Egypt.

World English Bible
"You shall not oppress an alien, for you know the heart of an alien, since you were aliens in the land of Egypt.

Young's Literal Translation
'And a sojourner thou dost not oppress, and ye -- ye have known the soul of the sojourner, for sojourners ye have been in the land of Egypt.
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
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.
Study Bible
Justice and Mercy
8"You shall not take a bribe, for a bribe blinds the clear-sighted and subverts the cause of the just. 9"You shall not oppress a stranger, since you yourselves know the feelings of a stranger, for you also were strangers in the land of Egypt. 10"You shall sow your land for six years and gather in its yield,…
Cross References
Exodus 22:21
"You shall not wrong a stranger or oppress him, for you were strangers in the land of Egypt.

Leviticus 19:33
'When a stranger resides with you in your land, you shall not do him wrong.

Deuteronomy 23:7
"You shall not detest an Edomite, for he is your brother; you shall not detest an Egyptian, because you were an alien in his land.

Deuteronomy 24:17
"You shall not pervert the justice due an alien or an orphan, nor take a widow's garment in pledge.

Deuteronomy 27:19
'Cursed is he who distorts the justice due an alien, orphan, and widow.' And all the people shall say, 'Amen.'

Ezekiel 22:7
"They have treated father and mother lightly within you. The alien they have oppressed in your midst; the fatherless and the widow they have wronged in you.

Ezekiel 22:29
"The people of the land have practiced oppression and committed robbery, and they have wronged the poor and needy and have oppressed the sojourner without justice.
Treasury of Scripture

Also you shall not oppress a stranger: for you know the heart of a stranger, seeing you were strangers in the land of Egypt.

thou shalt not

Exodus 21:21 Notwithstanding, if he continue a day or two, he shall not be punished: …

Deuteronomy 10:19 Love you therefore the stranger: for you were strangers in the land of Egypt.

Deuteronomy 24:14-18 You shall not oppress an hired servant that is poor and needy, whether …

Deuteronomy 27:19 Cursed be he that perverts the judgment of the stranger, fatherless, …

Psalm 94:6 They slay the widow and the stranger, and murder the fatherless.

Ezekiel 22:7 In you have they set light by father and mother: in the middle of …

ye know

Matthew 18:33 Should not you also have had compassion on your fellow servant, even …

Hebrews 2:17,18 Why in all things it behooved him to be made like to his brothers…

heart. Heb. soul

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