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Exodus 23:6 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— Thou shalt not wrest the justice [due] to thy poor in his cause.
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— Thou shalt not wrest the judgment of thy poor in his cause.
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— “You shall not pervert the justice [due] to your needy [brother] in his dispute.
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— Thou shalt not wrest the judgment of thy poor in his cause.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— Thou shalt not pervert the judgment of thy poor in his cause.
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— Thou shalt not pervert the vindication of thy needy one, in his quarrel.
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— 'Thou dost not turn aside the judgment of thy needy one in his strife;
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— Thou shalt not go aside in the poor man's judgment.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— Thou shalt not wrest the iudgement of thy poore in his cause.
Brenton Greek Septuagint (LXX, Restored Names)
— Thou shalt not wrest the sentence of the poor in his judgment.
Full Hebrew Names / Holy Name KJV (2008) [2] [3]
— Thou shalt not wrest the judgment of thy poor in his cause.

Strong's Numbers & Hebrew NamesHebrew Old TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
Thou shalt not x3808
(3808) Complement
לֹא
lo'
{lo}
lo; a primitive particle; not (the simple or abstract negation); by implication no; often used with other particles.
wrest 5186
{5186} Prime
נָטָה
natah
{naw-taw'}
A primitive root; to stretch or spread out; by implication to bend away (including moral deflection); used in a great variety of applications.
z8686
<8686> Grammar
Stem - Hiphil (See H8818)
Mood - Imperfect (See H8811)
Count - 4046
the judgment 4941
{4941} Prime
מִשְׁפָּט
mishpat
{mish-pawt'}
From H8199; properly a verdict (favorable or unfavorable) pronounced judicially, especially a sentence or formal decree (human or (particularly) divine law, individual or collectively), including the act, the place, the suit, the crime, and the penalty; abstractly justice, including a particular right, or privilege (statutory or customary), or even a style.
of thy poor 34
{0034} Prime
אֶבְיוֹן
'ebyown
{eb-yone'}
From H0014, in the sense of want (especially in feeling); destitute.
in his cause. 7379
{7379} Prime
רִיב
riyb
{reeb}
From H7378; a contest (personal or legal).
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

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Matthew Henry's Commentary

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Cross-Reference Topical ResearchStrong's Concordance

Exodus 23:2-3 Thou shalt not follow a multitude to [do] evil; neither shalt thou speak in a cause to decline after many to wrest [judgment]: ... Neither shalt thou countenance a poor man in his cause.
Deuteronomy 16:19 Thou shalt not wrest judgment; thou shalt not respect persons, neither take a gift: for a gift doth blind the eyes of the wise, and pervert the words of the righteous.
Deuteronomy 27:19 Cursed [be] he that perverteth the judgment of the stranger, fatherless, and widow. And all the people shall say, Amen.
2 Chronicles 19:7 Wherefore now let the fear of the LORD be upon you; take heed and do [it]: for [there is] no iniquity with the LORD our God, nor respect of persons, nor taking of gifts.
Job 31:13 If I did despise the cause of my manservant or of my maidservant, when they contended with me;
Job 31:21-22 If I have lifted up my hand against the fatherless, when I saw my help in the gate: ... [Then] let mine arm fall from my shoulder blade, and mine arm be broken from the bone.
Psalms 82:3-4 Defend the poor and fatherless: do justice to the afflicted and needy. ... Deliver the poor and needy: rid [them] out of the hand of the wicked.
Ecclesiastes 5:8 If thou seest the oppression of the poor, and violent perverting of judgment and justice in a province, marvel not at the matter: for [he that is] higher than the highest regardeth; and [there be] higher than they.
Isaiah 10:1-2 Woe unto them that decree unrighteous decrees, and that write grievousness [which] they have prescribed; ... To turn aside the needy from judgment, and to take away the right from the poor of my people, that widows may be their prey, and [that] they may rob the fatherless!
Jeremiah 5:28 They are waxen fat, they shine: yea, they overpass the deeds of the wicked: they judge not the cause, the cause of the fatherless, yet they prosper; and the right of the needy do they not judge.
Jeremiah 6:28 They [are] all grievous revolters, walking with slanders: [they are] brass and iron; they [are] all corrupters.
Jeremiah 7:6 [If] ye oppress not the stranger, the fatherless, and the widow, and shed not innocent blood in this place, neither walk after other gods to your hurt:
Amos 5:11-12 Forasmuch therefore as your treading [is] upon the poor, and ye take from him burdens of wheat: ye have built houses of hewn stone, but ye shall not dwell in them; ye have planted pleasant vineyards, but ye shall not drink wine of them. ... For I know your manifold transgressions and your mighty sins: they afflict the just, they take a bribe, and they turn aside the poor in the gate [from their right].
Micah 3:1-4 And I said, Hear, I pray you, O heads of Jacob, and ye princes of the house of Israel; [Is it] not for you to know judgment? ... Then shall they cry unto the LORD, but he will not hear them: he will even hide his face from them at that time, as they have behaved themselves ill in their doings.
Zephaniah 3:1-4 Woe to her that is filthy and polluted, to the oppressing city! ... Her prophets [are] light [and] treacherous persons: her priests have polluted the sanctuary, they have done violence to the law.
Malachi 3:5 And I will come near to you to judgment; and I will be a swift witness against the sorcerers, and against the adulterers, and against false swearers, and against those that oppress the hireling in [his] wages, the widow, and the fatherless, and that turn aside the stranger [from his right], and fear not me, saith the LORD of hosts.
James 2:5-6 Hearken, my beloved brethren, Hath not God chosen the poor of this world rich in faith, and heirs of the kingdom which he hath promised to them that love him? ... But ye have despised the poor. Do not rich men oppress you, and draw you before the judgment seats?
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Ex 23:2. Dt 16:19; 27:19. 2Ch 19:7. Jb 31:13, 21. Ps 82:3. Ec 5:8. Is 10:1. Jr 5:28; 6:28; 7:6. Am 5:11. Mi 3:1. Zp 3:1. Mal 3:5. Jm 2:5.

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