39th – 41st Commandments

New Living Translation: [Less accurate, Easier to understand. I insert it here for verse 23.3 which is difficult to grasp.]

Exodus 23:1 NLT
[39]”You must not pass along false rumors.

You must not cooperate with evil people by lying on the witness stand.

Exodus 23:2 NLT
[40] “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 NLT
[41]And do not slant your testimony in favor of a person just because that person is poor.

 

 

Exodus 23:1 KJV
 [39] Thou shalt not raise a false report:

 put not thine hand with the wicked to be an unrighteous witness.

Exodus 23:2 KJV
[40] Thou shalt not follow a multitude to do evil;

neither shalt thou speak in a cause to decline after many to wrest judgment:

Exodus 23:3 KJV
[40] Neither shalt thou countenance [ הָדַר hadar ] a poor man in his cause.

 

New King James Version:

Exodus 23:1 NKJV
“You shall not circulate a false report.

Do not put your hand with the wicked to be an unrighteous witness.

Exodus 23:2 NKJV
“You shall not follow a crowd to do evil;

nor shall you testify in a dispute so as to turn aside after many to pervert justice.

Exodus 23:3 NKJV
“You shall not show partiality to a poor man in his dispute.