Exodus 23:2
Text Analysis
3808 [e]לֹֽא־
1961 [e]תִהְיֶ֥ה
You shallV-Qal-Imperf-2ms
310 [e]אַחֲרֵֽי־
7227 [e]רַבִּ֖ים
a crowdAdj-mp
7451 [e]לְרָעֹ֑ת
to do evilPrep-l | N-fp
3808 [e]וְלֹא־
norConj-w | Adv-NegPrt
6030 [e]תַעֲנֶ֣ה
shall you testifyV-Qal-Imperf-2ms
5921 [e]עַל־
7379 [e]רִ֗ב
a disputeN-ms
5186 [e]לִנְטֹ֛ת
so as to turn asidePrep-l | V-Qal-Inf
310 [e]אַחֲרֵ֥י
7227 [e]רַבִּ֖ים
5186 [e]לְהַטֹּֽת׃
to pervert [justice]Prep-l | V-Hifil-Inf

Hebrew Texts
שמות 23:2 Hebrew OT: Westminster Leningrad Codex
לֹֽא־תִהְיֶ֥ה אַחֲרֵֽי־רַבִּ֖ים לְרָעֹ֑ת וְלֹא־תַעֲנֶ֣ה עַל־רִ֗ב לִנְטֹ֛ת אַחֲרֵ֥י רַבִּ֖ים לְהַטֹּֽת׃

שמות 23:2 Hebrew OT: WLC (Consonants Only)
לא־תהיה אחרי־רבים לרעת ולא־תענה על־רב לנטת אחרי רבים להטת׃

שמות 23:2 Paleo-Hebrew OT: WLC (Font Required)
לא־תהיה אחרי־רבים לרעת ולא־תענה על־רב לנטת אחרי רבים להטת׃

שמות 23:2 Hebrew Bible
לא תהיה אחרי רבים לרעת ולא תענה על רב לנטת אחרי רבים להטת׃

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.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge


Exodus 32:1-5 And when the people saw that Moses delayed to come down out of the …

Genesis 6:12 And God looked on the earth, and, behold, it was corrupt; for all …

Genesis 7:1 And the LORD said to Noah, Come you and all your house into the ark; …

Genesis 19:4,7-9 But before they lay down, the men of the city, even the men of Sodom, …

Numbers 14:1-10 And all the congregation lifted up their voice, and cried; and the …

Joshua 24:15 And if it seem evil to you to serve the LORD, choose you this day …

1 Samuel 15:9 But Saul and the people spared Agag, and the best of the sheep, and …

1 Kings 19:10 And he said, I have been very jealous for the LORD God of hosts: …

Job 31:34 Did I fear a great multitude, or did the contempt of families terrify …

Proverbs 1:10,11,15 My son, if sinners entice you, consent you not…

Proverbs 4:14 Enter not into the path of the wicked, and go not in the way of evil men.

Matthew 27:24-26 When Pilate saw that he could prevail nothing, but that rather a …

Mark 15:15 And so Pilate, willing to content the people, released Barabbas to …

Luke 23:23,24,51 And they were instant with loud voices, requiring that he might be crucified…

John 7:50,51 Nicodemus said to them, (he that came to Jesus by night, being one of them,)…

Acts 24:27 But after two years Porcius Festus came into Felix' room: and Felix, …

Acts 25:9 But Festus, willing to do the Jews a pleasure, answered Paul, and …

Romans 1:32 Who knowing the judgment of God, that they which commit such things …

Galatians 2:11-13 But when Peter was come to Antioch, I withstood him to the face, …

speak or answer to decline

Exodus 23:6,7 You shall not wrest the judgment of your poor in his cause…

Leviticus 19:15 You shall do no unrighteousness in judgment: you shall not respect …

Deuteronomy 1:17 You shall not respect persons in judgment; but you shall hear the …

Psalm 72:2 He shall judge your people with righteousness, and your poor with judgment.

Jeremiah 37:15,21 Why the princes were wroth with Jeremiah, and smote him, and put …

Jeremiah 38:5,6,9 Then Zedekiah the king said, Behold, he is in your hand: for the …

Ezekiel 9:9 Then said he to me, The iniquity of the house of Israel and Judah …

Haggai 1:4 Is it time for you, O you, to dwell in your paneled houses, and this …

Exodus 23:2Exodus 23:2 NIVExodus 23:2 NLTExodus 23:2 ESVExodus 23:2 NASBExodus 23:2 KJVExodus 23:2 Bible AppsExodus 23:2 Biblia ParalelaExodus 23:2 Chinese BibleExodus 23:2 French BibleExodus 23:2 German BibleBible Hub
Exodus 23:1
Top of Page
Top of Page