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
“You must not pass along false rumors.
You must not cooperate with evil people by lying on the witness stand.
Exodus 23:2 NLT
“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
And do not slant your testimony in favor of a person just because that person is poor.
Exodus 23:1 KJV
Thou shalt not raise a false report:
put not thine hand with the wicked to be an unrighteous witness.
Exodus 23:2 KJV
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
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.