The 37th Commandment: Exodus 22:28 “Thou shalt not revile the gods, nor curse the ruler of thy people. “

Exodus 22:28 KJV
[1] Thou shalt not revile the gods [ אֱלֹהִים ‘elohiym ],

[2] nor curse the ruler [נָשִׂיא nasiy’] of thy people.

אֱלֹהִים ‘elohiym‘ can mean several things. Jews believe it means “judges”, and so did Darby. However almost all of the other versions have it as “God” or “gods”.

Is this 1 or 2 commandments? From Jesus’ example of grouping instructions into one commandment, we have decided since both of these are in the same sentence, that they are 1 commandment. The idea being not to attack with words those who rule over you. “Rule over you”, this pertains within the nation of Israel, the Disciples of Jesus, and not in the world generally.

Below are 2 other versions:

Exodus 22:28 NKJV
“You shall not revile God, nor curse a ruler of your people”.

Exodus 22:28 DBY
Thou shalt not revile the judges, nor curse a prince amongst thy people.