Exodus 23:2
NASB Lexicon
NASB ©HebrewStrong'sOrigin
"You shall not followתִהְיֶ֥ה
(tih·yeh)
1961: to fall out, come to pass, become, bea prim. root
the massesרַבִּ֖ים
(rab·bim)
7227a: much, many, greatfrom rabab
in doing evil, 
 
7463a: evil, misery, distress, injuryfrom the same as roa
norלֹֽא־
(lo-)
3808: nota prim. adverb
shall you testifyתַעֲנֶ֣ה
(ta·'a·neh)
6030a: to answer, responda prim. root
in a disputeרִ֗ב
(riv)
7379: strife, disputefrom rib
so as to turnלִנְטֹ֛ת
(lin·tot)
5186: to stretch out, spread out, extend, incline, benda prim. root
asideלְהַטֹּֽת׃
(le·hat·tot.)
5186: to stretch out, spread out, extend, incline, benda prim. root
afterאַחֲרֵ֥י
(a·cha·rei)
310: the hind or following partfrom achar
a multitudeרַבִּ֖ים
(rab·bim)
7227a: much, many, greatfrom rabab
in order to pervert 
 
5186: to stretch out, spread out, extend, incline, benda prim. root
[justice]; 
 
  







KJV Lexicon
Thou shalt not follow
'achar  (akh-ar')
the hind part; generally used as an adverb or conjunction, after (in various senses)
a multitude
rab  (rab)
abundant (in quantity, size, age, number, rank, quality)
to do evil
ra`  (rah)
bad or (as noun) evil (natural or moral)one), worse(-st), wretchedness, wrong. (Incl. feminine raaah; as adjective or noun.).
neither shalt thou speak
`anah  (aw-naw')
to eye or (generally) to heed, i.e. pay attention; by implication, to respond; by extens. to begin to speak; specifically to sing, shout, testify, announce
in a cause
riyb  (reeb)
a contest (personal or legal) -- adversary, cause, chiding, contend(-tion), controversy, multitude (from the margin), pleading, strife, strive(-ing), suit.
to decline
natah  (naw-taw')
to stretch or spread out; by implication, to bend away (including moral deflection); used in a great variety of application (out), stretch (forth, out), take (aside), turn (aside, away), wrest, cause to yield.
after
'achar  (akh-ar')
the hind part; generally used as an adverb or conjunction, after (in various senses)
many
rab  (rab)
abundant (in quantity, size, age, number, rank, quality)
to wrest
natah  (naw-taw')
to stretch or spread out; by implication, to bend away (including moral deflection); used in a great variety of application (out), stretch (forth, out), take (aside), turn (aside, away), wrest, cause to yield.
judgment
Parallel Verses
New American Standard Bible
"You shall not follow the masses in doing evil, nor shall you testify in a dispute so as to turn aside after a multitude in order 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:

Holman Christian Standard Bible
You must not follow a crowd in wrongdoing. Do not testify in a lawsuit and go along with a crowd to pervert justice.

International Standard Version
You are not to follow the majority in doing wrong, and you are not to testify in a lawsuit so as to follow the majority and pervert justice.

NET Bible
"You must not follow a crowd in doing evil things; in a lawsuit you must not offer testimony that agrees with a crowd so as to pervert justice,

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Never follow a crowd in doing wrong. When you testify in court, don't side with the majority to pervert justice.

King James 2000 Bible
You shall not follow a multitude to do evil; neither shall you testify in a dispute to follow after a crowd to pervert judgment:
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