Exodus 23:6
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New Living Translation
"In a lawsuit, you must not deny justice to the poor.

King James Bible
Thou shalt not wrest the judgment of thy poor in his cause.

Darby Bible Translation
Thou shalt not pervert the judgment of thy poor in his cause.

World English Bible
"You shall not deny justice to your poor people in their lawsuits.

Young's Literal Translation
'Thou dost not turn aside the judgment of thy needy one in his strife;

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Appendix viii. Rabbinic Traditions About Elijah, the Forerunner of the Messiah
To complete the evidence, presented in the text, as to the essential difference between the teaching of the ancient Synagogue about the Forerunner of the Messiah' and the history and mission of John the Baptist, as described in the New Testaments, we subjoin a full, though condensed, account of the earlier Rabbinic traditions about Elijah. Opinions differ as to the descent and birthplace of Elijah. According to some, he was from the land of Gilead (Bemid. R. 14), and of the tribe of Gad (Tanch. on
Alfred Edersheim—The Life and Times of Jesus the Messiah

The Second Series of Parables - the Two Parables of Him who is Neighbour to Us: the First, Concerning the Love That, Unasked, Gives in Our
THE period between Christ's return from the Feast of the Dedication' and His last entry into Jerusalem, may be arranged into two parts, divided by the brief visit to Bethany for the purpose of raising Lazarus from the dead. Even if it were possible, with any certainty, chronologically to arrange the events of each of these periods, the variety and briefness of what is recorded would prevent our closely following them in this narrative. Accordingly, we prefer grouping them together as the Parables
Alfred Edersheim—The Life and Times of Jesus the Messiah

Love in the Old Covenant.
"A new commandment I give unto you, that ye love one another."-- John xiii. 34. In connection with the Holy Spirit's work of shedding abroad the love of God in our hearts, the question arises: What is the meaning of Christ's word, "A new commandment I give unto you"? How can He designate this natural injunction, "To love one another," a new commandment? This offers no difficulty to those who entertain the erroneous view that during His ministry on earth Christ established a new and higher religion,
Abraham Kuyper—The Work of the Holy Spirit

Palestine Eighteen Centuries Ago
Eighteen and a half centuries ago, and the land which now lies desolate--its bare, grey hills looking into ill-tilled or neglected valleys, its timber cut down, its olive- and vine-clad terraces crumbled into dust, its villages stricken with poverty and squalor, its thoroughfares insecure and deserted, its native population well-nigh gone, and with them its industry, wealth, and strength--presented a scene of beauty, richness, and busy life almost unsurpassed in the then known world. The Rabbis never
Alfred Edersheim—Sketches of Jewish Social Life

Cross References
Exodus 23:2
"You must not follow the crowd in doing wrong. When you are called to testify in a dispute, do not be swayed by the crowd to twist justice.

Exodus 23:3
And do not slant your testimony in favor of a person just because that person is poor.

Leviticus 19:15
"Do not twist justice in legal matters by favoring the poor or being partial to the rich and powerful. Always judge people fairly.

1 Samuel 8:3
But they were not like their father, for they were greedy for money. They accepted bribes and perverted justice.

Proverbs 18:5
It is not right to acquit the guilty or deny justice to the innocent.

Proverbs 22:22
Don't rob the poor just because you can, or exploit the needy in court.

Proverbs 31:5
For if they drink, they may forget the law and not give justice to the oppressed.

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