Exodus 23:3

“Neither shalt thou countenance a poor man in his cause.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations for Exodus 23:3

Neither shalt thou countenance a poore man in his cause.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

nor shall you be partial to a poor man in his dispute.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

neither shalt thou favor a poor man in his cause.
- American Standard Version (1901)

But, on the other hand, do not be turned from what is right in order to give support to a poor man's cause.
- Basic English Bible

Neither shalt thou favour a poor man in his cause.
- Darby Bible

Neither shalt thou countenance a poor man in his cause.
- Webster's Bible

neither shall you favor a poor man in his cause.
- World English Bible

and a poor man thou dost not honour in his strife.
- Youngs Literal Bible

neither shalt thou favour a poor man in his cause.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible Commentary for Exodus 23:3

Wesley's Notes for Exodus 23:3


23:1 Thou shalt not raise, the margin reads, Thou shalt not receive a false report, for sometimes the receiver in this case is as bad as the thief; and a backbiting tongue would not do so much mischief, if it were not countenanced. Sometimes we cannot avoid hearing a false report, but we must not receive it, we must not hear it with pleasure, nor easily give credit to it.

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.


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