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.

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.

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.

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.

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

Thou shalt not wrest the judgment of thy poor - Thou shalt neither countenance him in his crimes, nor condemn him in his righteousness. See Exodus 23:5, Exodus 23:7.

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far from

Exodus 23:1 You shall not raise a false report: put not your hand with the wicked to be an unrighteous witness.

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 that which is wrong...

Job 22:23 If you return to the Almighty, you shall be built up, you shall put away iniquity far from your tabernacles.

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 the gain of oppressions, that shakes his hands from holding of bribes...

Luke 3:14 And the soldiers likewise demanded of him, saying, And what shall we do? And he said to them, Do violence to no man...

Ephesians 4:25 Why putting away lying, speak every man truth with his neighbor: for we are members one of another.

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 the people shall say, Amen.

for I will not

Exodus 34:7 Keeping mercy for thousands, forgiving iniquity and transgression and sin, and that will by no means clear the guilty...

Proverbs 17:15 He that justifies the wicked, and he that comdemns the just, even they both are abomination to the LORD.

Nahum 1:3 The LORD is slow to anger, and great in power, and will not at all acquit the wicked...

Romans 1:18 For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who hold the truth in unrighteousness;

Romans 2:5,6 But after your hardness and impenitent heart treasure up to yourself wrath against the day of wrath and revelation...

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The Feast of Ingathering in the End of the Year
'And the feast of harvest, the first-fruits of thy labours, which them hast sown In thy field: and the feast of ingathering, which is in the end of the year, when thou hast gathered in thy labours out of the field.' --EXODUS xxiii. 16. The Israelites seem to have had a double beginning of the year--one in spring, one at the close of harvest; or it may only be that here the year is regarded from the natural point of view--a farmer's year. This feast was at the gathering in of the fruits, which was
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture

The Wonderful.
Isaiah ix:6. HIS name shall be called "Wonderful" (Isaiah ix:6). And long before Isaiah had uttered this divine prediction the angel of the Lord had announced his name to be Wonderful. As such He appeared to Manoah. And Manoah said unto the angel of Jehovah, What is thy name, that when thy sayings come to pass we may do thee honor. And the angel of Jehovah said unto Him "why askest thou thus after my name, seeing it is Wonderful" (margin, Judges xiii:17-18). This angel of Jehovah, the Person who
Arno Gaebelein—The Lord of Glory

The Blessing of Jacob Upon Judah. (Gen. Xlix. 8-10. )
Ver. 8. "Judah, thou, thy brethren shall praise thee; thy hand shall be on the neck of thine enemies; before thee shall bow down the sons of thy father. Ver. 9. A lion's whelp is Judah; from the prey, my son, thou goest up; he stoopeth down, he coucheth as a lion, and as a full-grown lion, who shall rouse him up? Ver. 10. The sceptre shall not depart from Judah, nor lawgiver from between his feet, until Shiloh come, and unto Him the people shall adhere." Thus does dying Jacob, in announcing
Ernst Wilhelm Hengstenberg—Christology of the Old Testament

In the Temple at the Feast of Tabernacles.
(October, a.d. 29.) ^D John VII. 11-52. ^d 11 The Jews therefore sought him at the feast, and said, Where is he? [It was now eighteen months since Jesus had visited Jerusalem, at which time he had healed the impotent man at Bethesda. His fame and prolonged obscurity made his enemies anxious for him to again expose himself in their midst. John here used the word "Jews" as a designation for the Jerusalemites, who, as enemies of Christ, were to be distinguished from the multitudes who were in doubt
J. W. McGarvey—The Four-Fold Gospel

Cross References
Romans 1:18
The wrath of God is being revealed from heaven against all the godlessness and wickedness of people, who suppress the truth by their wickedness,

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

Genesis 18:23
Then Abraham approached him and said: "Will you sweep away the righteous with the wicked?

Exodus 20:13
"You shall not murder.

Exodus 20:16
"You shall not give false testimony against your neighbor.

Exodus 34:7
maintaining love to thousands, and forgiving wickedness, rebellion and sin. Yet he does not leave the guilty unpunished; he punishes the children and their children for the sin of the parents to the third and fourth generation."

Leviticus 19:16
"'Do not go about spreading slander among your people. "'Do not do anything that endangers your neighbor's life. I am the LORD.

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