Exodus 22:28
New International Version
"Do not blaspheme God or curse the ruler of your people.

New Living Translation
"You must not dishonor God or curse any of your rulers.

English Standard Version
“You shall not revile God, nor curse a ruler of your people.

Berean Study Bible
You must not blaspheme God or curse the ruler of your people.

New American Standard Bible
"You shall not curse God, nor curse a ruler of your people.

King James Bible
Thou shalt not revile the gods, nor curse the ruler of thy people.

Christian Standard Bible
"You must not blaspheme God or curse a leader among your people.

Contemporary English Version
Don't speak evil of me or of the ruler of your people.

Good News Translation
"Do not speak evil of God, and do not curse a leader of your people.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
You must not blaspheme God or curse a leader among your people."

International Standard Version
"You are not to blaspheme God or curse a ruler of your people.

NET Bible
"You must not blaspheme God or curse the ruler of your people.

New Heart English Bible
"You shall not blaspheme God, nor curse a ruler of your people.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
"Never show disrespect for God or curse a leader of your people.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Thou shalt not revile God, nor curse a ruler of thy people.

New American Standard 1977
“You shall not curse God, nor curse a ruler of your people.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Thou shalt not revile the judges nor curse the prince of thy people.

King James 2000 Bible
You shall not revile God, nor curse the ruler of your people.

American King James Version
You shall not revile the gods, nor curse the ruler of your people.

American Standard Version
Thou shalt not revile God, nor curse a ruler of thy people.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
Thou shalt not revile the gods, nor speak ill of the ruler of thy people.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Thou shalt not speak ill of the gods, and the prince of thy people thou shalt not curse.

Darby Bible Translation
Thou shalt not revile the judges, nor curse a prince amongst thy people.

English Revised Version
Thou shalt not revile God, nor curse a ruler of thy people.

Webster's Bible Translation
Thou shalt not revile the gods, nor curse the ruler of thy people.

World English Bible
"You shall not blaspheme God, nor curse a ruler of your people.

Young's Literal Translation
'God thou dost not revile, and a prince among thy people thou dost not curse.
Study Bible
Laws of Social Responsibility
27because his cloak is the only covering he has for his body. What else will he sleep in? And if he cries out to Me, I will hear, for I am compassionate. 28You must not blaspheme God or curse the ruler of your people. 29You must not hold back offerings from your granaries or vats. You are to give Me the firstborn of your sons.…
Cross References
Acts 23:5
"Brothers," Paul replied, "I was not aware that he was the high priest, for it is written: 'Do not speak evil about the ruler of your people.'"

2 Peter 2:10
Such punishment is specially reserved for those who indulge the corrupt desires of the flesh and despise authority. Bold and self-willed, these men are unafraid to slander angelic majesties.

Exodus 22:9
In all cases of illegal possession of an ox, a donkey, a sheep, a garment, or any lost item that someone claims, 'This is mine,' both parties shall bring their cases before the judges. The one whom the judges condemn must pay back double to his neighbor.

Leviticus 24:11
The son of the Israelite woman blasphemed the Name and cursed. So they brought him to Moses. (His mother's name was Shelomith daughter of Dibri, of the tribe of Dan.)

Leviticus 24:15
And you are to tell the Israelites, 'If anyone curses his God, he shall bear the consequences of his sin.

Leviticus 24:16
Whoever blasphemes the name of the LORD must to be put to death; the whole assembly surely must stone him, whether he is a foreign resident or native; if he blasphemes the Name, he must be put to death.

2 Samuel 16:5
As King David approached Bahurim, a man from the family of the house of Saul was just coming out. His name was Shimei son of Gera, and as he approached, he kept yelling out curses.

2 Samuel 16:9
Then Abishai son of Zeruiah said to the king, "Why should this dead dog curse my lord the king? Let me go over and cut off his head!"

2 Samuel 19:21
But Abishai son of Zeruiah said, "Shouldn't Shimei be put to death for this, because he cursed the LORD's anointed?"

1 Kings 21:10
But seat two scoundrels opposite him and have them testify, 'You have cursed both God and the king!' Then take him out and stone him to death."

Psalm 82:1
God presides in the divine assembly; He renders judgment among the gods:

Ecclesiastes 10:20
Do not curse the king even in your thoughts, or curse the rich even in your bedroom, for a bird of the sky may carry your words, and a winged creature may report your speech.

Treasury of Scripture

You shall not revile the gods, nor curse the ruler of your people.

the gods.

Exodus 22:8,9
If the thief be not found, then the master of the house shall be brought unto the judges, to see whether he have put his hand unto his neighbour's goods…

Psalm 32:6
For this shall every one that is godly pray unto thee in a time when thou mayest be found: surely in the floods of great waters they shall not come nigh unto him.

Psalm 82:1-7
A Psalm of Asaph. God standeth in the congregation of the mighty; he judgeth among the gods…

nor curse

Exodus 21:17
And he that curseth his father, or his mother, shall surely be put to death.

1 Samuel 24:6,10
And he said unto his men, The LORD forbid that I should do this thing unto my master, the LORD'S anointed, to stretch forth mine hand against him, seeing he is the anointed of the LORD…

1 Samuel 26:9
And David said to Abishai, Destroy him not: for who can stretch forth his hand against the LORD'S anointed, and be guiltless?







Lexicon
You must not
לֹ֣א (lō)
Adverb - Negative particle
Strong's Hebrew 3808: Not, no

blaspheme
תְקַלֵּ֑ל (ṯə·qal·lêl)
Verb - Piel - Imperfect - second person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 7043: To be slight, swift or trifling

God
אֱלֹהִ֖ים (’ĕ·lō·hîm)
Noun - masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 430: gods -- the supreme God, magistrates, a superlative

or curse
תָאֹֽר׃ (ṯā·’ōr)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - second person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 779: To execrate

the ruler
וְנָשִׂ֥יא (wə·nā·śî)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 5387: An exalted one, a king, sheik, a rising mist

of your people.
בְעַמְּךָ֖ (ḇə·‘am·mə·ḵā)
Preposition-b | Noun - masculine singular construct | second person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 5971: A people, a tribe, troops, attendants, a flock
(28) Thou shalt not revile the gods.--The LXX. And Vulgate give the passage this sense; and so it was understood, or at any rate expounded, by Philo (De Vit. Mos. ii. 26) and Josephus (Ant. Jud. iv. 8, ? 10), who boasted that the Jews abstained from reviling the gods of the nations. But the practice of the most pious Israelites in the best times was different (1Kings 18:27; Psalm 115:4-8; Psalm 135:15-18; Isaiah 41:29; Isaiah 44:9-20; Jeremiah 10:11-15, &c.). The gods of the heathen were uniformly, and with the utmost scorn. "reviled." It has been suggested that the true meaning of elohim in this place is "judges" (Rosenmller, Zunz, Herxheimer); but to have that sense, the word requires the article. It is best, therefore, to translate by "God," as is done by De Wette, Knobel, Keil, Kalisch, Canon Cook, &c., and to understand the entire passage as intended to connect the sin of cursing a ruler with that of reviling God, the ruler being regarded as God's representative.

Verse 28.- Law against reviling God, or rulers. It has been proposed to render Elohim here either

1. "God;" or

2. "The gods;" or

322; 1 - 31 Judicial laws. - The people of God should ever be ready to show mildness and mercy, according to the spirit of these laws. We must answer to God, not only for what we do maliciously, but for what we do heedlessly. Therefore, when we have done harm to our neighbour, we should make restitution, though not compelled by law. Let these scriptures lead our souls to remember, that if the grace of God has indeed appeared to us, then it has taught us, and enabled us so to conduct ourselves by its holy power, that denying ungodliness and wordly lusts, we should live soberly, righteously, and godly in this present world, Titus 2:12. And the grace of God teaches us, that as the Lord is our portion, there is enough in him to satisfy all the desires of our souls.
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