Exodus 23:7

“Keep thee far from a false matter; and the innocent and righteous slay thou not: for I will not justify the wicked.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Keepe thee farre from a false matter: and the innocent and righteous slay thou not: for I will not iustifie the wicked.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"Keep far from a false charge, and do not kill the innocent or the righteous, for I will not acquit the guilty.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Keep thee far from a false matter; and the innocent and righteous slay thou not: for I will not justify the wicked.
- American Standard Version (1901)

Keep yourselves far from any false business; never let the upright or him who has done no wrong be put to death: for I will make the evil-doer responsible for his sin.
- Basic English Bible

Thou shalt keep far from the cause of falsehood; and the innocent and righteous slay not; for I will not justify the wicked.
- Darby Bible

Keep thee far from a false matter; and the innocent and righteous slay thou not: for I will not justify the wicked.
- Webster's Bible

Keep far from a false charge, and don't kill the innocent and righteous: for I will not justify the wicked.
- World English Bible

from a false matter thou dost keep far off, and an innocent and righteous man thou dost not slay; for I do not justify a wicked man.
- Youngs Literal Bible

Keep thee far from a false matter; and the innocent and righteous slay thou not; for I will not justify the wicked.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Exodus 23:7


23:7 Keep thee far from a false matter - From assisting or abetting an ill thing. Yea, keep thee far from it, dread it as a dangerous snare. I will not justify the wicked - That is, I will condemn him that unjustly condemns others.


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