Exodus 23:2

“Thou shalt not follow a multitude to do evil; neither shalt thou speak in a cause to decline after many to wrest judgment:”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations for Exodus 23:2

Thou shalt not follow a multitude to doe euill: neither shalt thou speake in a cause, to decline after many, to wrest iudgement:
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"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;}
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Thou shalt not follow a multitude to do evil; neither shalt thou speak in a cause to turn aside after a multitude to wrest `justice':
- American Standard Version (1901)

Do not be moved to do wrong by the general opinion, or give the support of your words to a wrong decision:
- Basic English Bible

Thou shalt not follow the multitude for evil; neither shalt thou answer in a cause, to go after the multitude to pervert [judgment].
- Darby Bible

Thou shalt not follow a multitude to do evil; neither shalt thou speak in a cause to decline after many to wrest judgment:
- Webster's Bible

You shall not follow a crowd to do evil; neither shall you testify in court to side with a multitude to pervert justice;
- World English Bible

`Thou art not after many to evil, nor dost thou testify concerning a strife, to turn aside after many to cause [others] to turn aside;
- Youngs Literal Bible

Thou shalt not follow a multitude to do evil; neither shalt thou bear witness in a cause to turn aside after a multitude to pervert justice;
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible Commentary for Exodus 23:2

Wesley's Notes for Exodus 23:2


23:2 Thou shalt not follow a multitude to do evil - General usage will never excuse us in any ill practice; nor is the broad way ever the safer for its being crowded. We must inquire what we ought to do, not what the most do; because we must be judged by our master, not our fellow servants; and it is too great a compliment, to be willing to go to hell for company.


Discussion for Exodus 23:2

  • R.C.Lewis on Exodus 23:2
    Standing against those in positions of authority who abuse that authority will face resistance from many but there actions will be judged one day by Almighty God with not hope of escape


 

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