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Exodus [Departure] 23

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1“You shall not spread a false report. Don’t join your hand with the wicked to be a malicious witness.
2“You shall not follow a crowd to do evil. You shall not testify in court to side with a multitude to pervert justice.
3You shall not favor a poor man in his cause.
4“If you meet your enemy’s ox or his donkey going astray, you shall surely bring it back to him again.
5If you see the donkey of him who hates you fallen down under his burden, don’t leave him, you shall surely help him with it. (5)
6“You shall not deny right judgement to your poor people in their lawsuits.
7“Keep far from a false charge, and don’t kill the innocent and righteous: for I will not justify the wicked.
8“You shall take no bribe, for a bribe blinds those who have sight and perverts the words of the righteous.
9“You shall not oppress an alien, for you know the heart of an alien, since you were aliens in the land of Egypt Abode of slavery.
10“For six years you shall sow your land, and shall gather in its increase,
11but the seventh year you shall let it rest and lie fallow, that the poor of your people may eat; and what they leave the animal of the field shall eat. In the same way, you shall deal with your vineyard and with your olive grove.
12“Six days you shall do your work, and on the seventh day you shall rest, that your ox and your donkey may have rest, and the son of your servant, and the alien may be refreshed.
13“Be careful to do all things that I have said to you; and don’t invoke the name of other elohim ·deities· or even let them be sh'ma ·heard obeyed· out of your mouth.
14“You shall observe a feast to me three times a year.
15You shall observe the festival of Matzah ·Unleavened bread·. Seven days you shall eat matzah ·unleavened bread·, as I enjoined you, at the time appointed in the month Abib (for in it you came out of Egypt Abode of slavery), and no one shall appear before me empty.
16And the festival of harvest, the first fruits of your labors, which you sow in the field; and the festival of in-gathering, at the end of the year, when you gather in the results of your labors out of the field.
17Three times in the year all your males shall appear before the Lord Adonai .
18“You shall not offer the blood of my sacrifice with leavened bread. The fat of my feast shall not remain all night until the morning.

19The first of the first fruits of your ground you shall bring into the house of Adonai your God. “You shall not boil a young goat in its mother’s milk fat. (6)
20“Behold, I send an angel before you, to keep you by the way, and to bring you into the place which I have prepared.
21Pay attention to him, and sh'ma ·hear obey· his voice. Don’t provoke him, for he will not pardon your disobedience, for my name is in him.
22But if you sh'ma ·hear obey· sh'ma ·hear obey· his voice, and sh'ma ·hear obey· all that I speak, then I will be an enemy to your enemies, and an adversary to your adversaries.
23For my angel shall go before you, and bring you in to the Amorite Descendants of Talkers, the Hittite Descendant of Trembling fear, the Perizzite Descendant of Belonging to village, the Canaanite Descendant of Humbled, the Hivite Wicked, and the Jebusite Descendants of Thresher; and I will cut them off.
24You shall not hawa ·bow low, prostrate· to their deities, nor abad ·serve· them, nor follow their practices, but you shall utterly overthrow them and demolish their pillars.
25You shall serve Adonai your God, and he will bless your bread and your water, and I will take sickness away from among you. (7)
26No one will miscarry or be barren in your land. I will fulfill the number of your days.
27I will send my terror before you, and will confuse all the people to whom you come, and I will make all your enemies turn their backs to you.
28I will send the hornet before you, which will divorce and drive out the Hivite Wicked, the Canaanite Descendant of Humbled, and the Hittite Descendant of Trembling fear, from before you.
29I will not divorce them from before you in one year, lest the land become desolate, and the animals of the field multiply against you.
30Little by little I will divorce them from before you, until you have increased and inherit the land.
31I will set your border from the Sea of Suf Reed Sea even to the sea of the Philistines To roll in dust (As an insult), and from the wilderness to the River; for I will deliver the inhabitants of the land into your hand, and you shall divorce them from before you.
32You shall make no covenant ·binding contract between two or more parties· with them, nor with their elohim ·deities·.
33They shall not dwell in your land, lest they make you sin against me, for if you abad ·serve· their deities, it will surely be a snare to you.”