Rotherham's Emphasized Bible

Exodus 23

Of slander and false witness.

Exodus 23:1 Thou shalt not utter a false report. Do not lay thy hand with a lawless man, to become a witness helping forward violence and wrong.

Exodus 23:2 Thou shalt not follow multitudes to commit wickedness,—neither shalt thou answer in a quarrel, so as to turn away after multitudes to mislead.

Of justice.

Exodus 23:3 Even a poor man, shalt thou not prefer in his quarrel.

Of charitableness.

Exodus 23:4 When thou meetest the ox of thine enemy, or his ass, going astray, thou shalt, surely bring it back, to him. Exodus 23:5 When thou seest the ass of him that hateth thee, sinking down under his burden, and mightest have foreborne to unload him, thou shalt, surely help him to unload.

Of justice.

Exodus 23:6 Thou shalt not pervert the vindication of thy needy one, in his quarrel. Exodus 23:7 From a matter of falsehood, thou shalt keep far away,—and, the innocent one and the righteous, do not thou slay, for I will not justify a lawless man.

Exodus 23:8 And, a bribe, shalt thou not take,—for, the bribe, blindeth the clear-sighted, and perverteth the words of the righteous.

Exodus 23:9 And, a sojourner, shalt thou not drive away,—seeing that, ye yourselves, know the soul of a sojourner; for, sojourners, became ye in the land of Egypt.

Of the year of rest.

Exodus 23:10 And, six years, shalt thou sow thy land,—and shalt gather the yield thereof; Exodus 23:11 but, the seventh year, shalt thou let it rest and be still, so shall the needy of thy people eat, and, what they leave, shall the wild-beast of the field eat,—in like manner, shalt thou deal with thy vineyard, with thine oliveyard.

Of the Sabbath.

Exodus 23:12 Six days, shalt thou do thy work, but, on the seventh day, shalt thou keep sabbath,—that thine ox may rest, and thine ass, and that the son of thy handmaid, and the sojourner, may be refreshed.

Of idolatry.

Exodus 23:13 And, in all that I have said unto thee, shalt thou take heed to thyself,—and, the name of other gods, shalt thou not mention, it shall not be heard upon thy mouth.

Of the three feasts.

Exodus 23:14 Three times, shalt thou keep festival to me, in the year. Exodus 23:15 The festival of unleavened cakes, shalt thou keep,—seven days, shalt thou eat unleavened cakes, as I commanded thee, at the appointed time of the month Abib; for, therein, camest thou forth out of Egypt,—and they shall not see my face, empty-handed. Exodus 23:16 And the festival of harvest, with the firstfruits of thy labours, which thou shalt sow in the field. And the festival of ingathering—at the outgoing of the year, when thou hast gathered in thy labours, out of the field. Exodus 23:17 Three times in the year, shall all thy males see the face of the Lord Yahweh.

Of the blood and the fat of the sacrifice.

Exodus 23:18 Thou shalt not offer, with anything leavened, the blood of my sacrifice,—neither shall the fat of my festival-sacrifice remain until morning. Exodus 23:19 The beginning of the firstfruits of thy ground, shalt thou bring into the house of Yahweh thy God. Thou shalt not boil a kid, in the milk of its dam.

An angel is promised, with a blessing, if they obey him.

Exodus 23:20 Lo! I, am sending a messenger before thee, to guard thee in the way,—and to bring thee into the place which I have prepared. Exodus 23:21 Take thou heed of his presence, and hearken to his voice—do not vex him,—for he will not pardon your transgression, for, my name, is within him. Exodus 23:22 But, if thou, wilt indeed hearken, to his voice, and so wilt do all that I may speak, then will I be an enemy to thine enemies, and an adversary to thine adversaries; Exodus 23:23 for my messenger shall go before thee, and bring thee in—unto the Amorite, and the Hittite, and the Perizzite, and the Canaanite, the Hivite, and the Jebusite,—so will I destroy them. Exodus 23:24 Thou shalt not bow thyself down to their gods, neither shalt thou be led to serve them, neither shalt thou do according to their works,—but thou shalt, verily overthrow, them, and, completely break in pieces, their pillars. Exodus 23:25 So shall ye serve Yahweh your God, and he will bless thy bread, and thy water,—and I will take away sickness out of thy midst.

Exodus 23:26 There shall be nothing casting its young or barren, in thy land,—the number of thy days, will I make full. Exodus 23:27 My terror, will I send before thee, and will confound all the people, amongst whom thou shalt come, and will deliver up all thine enemies unto thee as they flee. Exodus 23:28 And I will send the hornet, before thee,—and it shall drive out the Hivite, the Canaanite, and the Hittite, from before thee. Exodus 23:29 I will not drive them out from before thee, in one year,—lest the land should become a desolation, so would the wild-beast of the field multiply over thee. Exodus 23:30 Little by little, will I drive them out from before thee,—until thou become fruitful, then shalt thou take possession of the land. Exodus 23:31 So will I set thy bounds from the Red Sea, even unto the sea of the Philistines, and from the desert, unto the River [=Euphrates],—for I will deliver into your hand the inhabitants of the land, so shalt thou drive them out from before thee. Exodus 23:32 Thou shalt not make, with them or with their gods, a covenant: Exodus 23:33 they shall not dwell in thy land, lest they cause, thee, to sin against, me,—for thou mightest serve their gods, verily! it would become to thee, a snare!

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