R- Reference Section

R- Reference Section

Justice

EXODUS 23:1-9- YOU SHALL NOT SPREAD A FALSE REPORT.  YOU SHALL NOT JOIN HANDS WITH A WICKED HUMAN TO BE A MALICIOUS WITNESS.  YOU SHALL NOT FALL IN WITH THE MANY TO DO EVIL, NOR SHALL YOU BEAR WITNESS IN A LAWSUIT, SIDING WITH THE MANY, SO AS TO PERVERT JUSTICE, NOR SHALL YOU BE PARTIAL TO A POOR HUMAN IN THEIR LAWSUIT.  IF YOU MEET YOUR ENEMY’S OX OR THEIR DONKEY GOING ASTRAY, YOU SHALL BRING IT BACK TO THEM.  IF YOU SEE THE DONKEY OF ONE WHO HATES YOU LYING DOWN UNDER ITS BURDEN, YOU SHALL REFRAIN FROM LEAVING THEM WITH IT; YOU SHALL RESCUE IT WITH THEM.  YOU SHALL NOT PERVERT THE JUSTICE DUE TO YOUR POOR IN THEIR LAWSUIT.  KEEP FAR FROM A FALSE CHARGE, AND DO NOT KILL THE INNOCENT AND RIGHTEOUS, FOR I WILL NOT ACQUIT THE WICKED.  AND YOU SHALL TAKE NO BRIBE, FOR A BRIBE BLINDS THE CLEAR-SIGHTED AND SUBVERTS THE CAUSE OF THOSE WHO ARE IN THE RIGHT.  YOU SHALL NOT OPPRESS A SOJOURNER.  YOU KNOW THE HEART OF A SOJOURNER, FOR YOU WERE SOJOURNERS IN THE LAND OF EGYPT.