Exodus 23
American Standard Version
Justice and Mercy

1Thou shalt not take up a false report: put not thy hand with the wicked to be an unrighteous witness. 2Thou shalt not follow a multitude to do evil; neither shalt thou speak in a cause to turn aside after a multitude to wrest justice : 3neither shalt thou favor a poor man in his cause.

4If thou meet thine enemy's ox or his ass going astray, thou shalt surely bring it back to him again. 5If thou see the ass of him that hateth thee lying under his burden, thou shalt forbear to leave him, thou shalt surely release it with him.

6Thou shalt not wrest the justice due to thy poor in his cause. 7Keep thee far from a false matter; and the innocent and righteous slay thou not: for I will not justify the wicked.

8And thou shalt take no bribe: for a bribe blindeth them that have sight, and perverteth the words of the righteous.

9And a sojourner shalt thou not oppress: for ye know the heart of a sojourner, seeing ye were sojourners in the land of Egypt.

Sabbath Laws

10And six years thou shalt sow thy land, and shalt gather in the increase thereof: 11but the seventh year thou shalt let it rest and lie fallow; that the poor of thy people may eat: and what they leave the beast of the field shall eat. In like manner thou shalt deal with thy vineyard, and with thy oliveyard.

12Six days thou shalt do thy work, and on the seventh day thou shalt rest; that thine ox and thine ass may have rest, and the son of thy handmaid, and the sojourner, may be refreshed. 13And in all things that I have said unto you take ye heed: and make no mention of the name of other gods, neither let it be heard out of thy mouth.

Three Yearly Feasts

14Three times thou shalt keep a feast unto me in the year. 15The feast of unleavened bread shalt thou keep: seven days thou shalt eat unleavened bread, as I commanded thee, at the time appointed in the month Abib (for in it thou camest out from Egypt); and none shall appear before me empty: 16and the feast of harvest, the first-fruits of thy labors, which thou sowest in the field: and the feast of ingathering, at the end of the year, when thou gatherest in thy labors out of the field. 17Three times in the year all thy males shall appear before the Lord Jehovah.

18Thou shalt not offer the blood of my sacrifice with leavened bread; neither shall the fat of my feast remain all night until the morning.

19The first of the first-fruits of thy ground thou shalt bring into the house of Jehovah thy God. Thou shalt not boil a kid in it mother's milk.

God's Angel to Lead

20Behold, I send an angel before thee, to keep thee by the way, and to bring thee into the place which I have prepared. 21Take ye heed before him, and hearken unto his voice; provoke him not; for he will not pardon your transgression: for my name is in him. 22But if thou shalt indeed hearken unto his voice, and do all that I speak; then I will be an enemy unto thine enemies, and an adversary unto thine adversaries. 23For mine angel shall go before thee, and bring thee in unto the Amorite, and the Hittite, and the Perizzite, and the Canaanite, the Hivite, and the Jebusite: and I will cut them off. 24Thou shalt not bow down to their gods, nor serve them, nor do after their works; but thou shalt utterly overthrow them, and break in pieces their pillars. 25And ye shall serve Jehovah your God, and he will bless thy bread, and thy water; and I will take sickness away from the midst of thee. 26There shall none cast her young, nor be barren, in thy land: the number of thy days I will fulfil. 27I will send my terror before thee, and will discomfit all the people to whom thou shalt come, and I will make all thine enemies turn their backs unto thee. 28And I will send the hornet before thee, which shall drive out the Hivite, the Canaanite, and the Hittite, from before thee. 29I will not drive them out from before thee in one year, lest the land become desolate, and the beasts of the field multiply against thee. 30By little and little I will drive them out from before thee, until thou be increased, and inherit the land. 31And I will set thy border from the Red Sea even unto the sea of the Philistines, and from the wilderness unto the River: for I will deliver the inhabitants of the land into your hand: and thou shalt drive them out before thee. 32Thou shalt make no covenant with them, nor with their gods. 33They shall not dwell in thy land, lest they make thee sin against me; for if thou serve their gods, it will surely be a snare unto thee.

Section Headings Courtesy INT Bible
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1. Of slander, false witness, and partiality
4. Of charitableness
6. Of justice in judgment
8. Of taking bribes
9. Of oppressing a stranger
10. Of the year of rest
12. Of the Sabbath
13. Of idolatry
14. Of the three feasts
18. Of the blood and the fat of the sacrifice
20. An angel is promised, with a blessing, if they obey him
Exodus 1: The Israelites Multiply in Egypt

Exodus 2: The Birth of Moses

Exodus 3: Moses at the Burning Bush

Exodus 4: Moses' Staff

Exodus 5: Pharaoh's First Refusal

Exodus 6: God Promises Deliverance

Exodus 7: I Will Stretch Out My Hand

Exodus 8: The Second Plague: Frogs

Exodus 9: The Fifth Plague: Livestock

Exodus 10: The Eighth Plague: Locusts

Exodus 11: The Plague on the Firstborn Foretold

Exodus 12: The First Passover

Exodus 13: Dedication of the Firstborn

Exodus 14: Pharaoh Pursues the Israelites

Exodus 15: Moses' Song of Deliverance

Exodus 16: Manna and Quail From Heaven

Exodus 17: Water From the Rock

Exodus 18: The Visit of Jethro

Exodus 19: Israel at Mount Sinai

Exodus 20: The Ten Commandments

Exodus 21: Laws for Servants

Exodus 22: Property Laws

Exodus 23: Justice and Mercy

Exodus 24: The Covenant Sealed

Exodus 25: Offerings for the Tabernacle

Exodus 26: The Ten Curtains of the Tabernacle

Exodus 27: The Bronze Altar

Exodus 28: Garments for the Priests

Exodus 29: Consecration of the Priests

Exodus 30: The Altar of Incense

Exodus 31: Bezaleel and Oholiab the Craftsmen

Exodus 32: The Golden Calf

Exodus 33: The Command to Leave Sinai

Exodus 34: The Tablets Are Replaced

Exodus 35: The Sabbath

Exodus 36: The Tabernacle Underwritten

Exodus 37: Constructing The Ark

Exodus 38: The Altar of Burnt Offerings

Exodus 39: The Ephod

Exodus 40: The Tabernacle Set Up

Exodus 22
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