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:
Darby Bible Translation
Thou shalt not follow the multitude for evil; neither shalt thou answer in a cause, to go after the multitude to pervert judgment.
World English Bible
"You shall not follow a crowd to do evil; neither shall you testify in court to side with a multitude to pervert justice;
Young's Literal Translation
Thou art not after many to evil, nor dost thou testify concerning a strife, to turn aside after many to cause others to turn aside;
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
This verse might be more strictly rendered, "Thou shalt not follow the many to evil; neither shalt thou bear witness in a cause so as to incline after the many to pervert justice."
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"You shall not pervert the justice due to your needy brother in his dispute.
"You shall not distort justice; you shall not be partial, and you shall not take a bribe, for a bribe blinds the eyes of the wise and perverts the words of the righteous.
"You shall not pervert the justice due an alien or an orphan, nor take a widow's garment in pledge.
Because I feared the great multitude, And the contempt of families terrified me, And kept silent and did not go out of doors?
To show partiality to the wicked is not good, Nor to thrust aside the righteous in judgment.
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