1 “You must not give a false report. Do not make common cause with the wicked to be a violent6 witness. 2 “You must not follow a crowd in doing evil things; in a lawsuit you must not offer testimony that agrees with a crowd so as to pervert justice, 3 and you must not show partiality to a poor man in his lawsuit. 4 “If you encounter your enemy’s ox or donkey wandering off, you must by all means return it to him.
9 Then I will rejoice in the Lordand be happy because of his deliverance. 10 With all my strength I will say, “O Lord, who can compare to you?You rescue the oppressed from those who try to overpower them, the oppressed and needy from those who try to rob them.” 11 Violent men perjure themselves, and falsely accuse me. 12 They repay me evil for the good I have done; I am overwhelmed with sorrow. 13 When they were sick, I wore sackcloth, and refrained from eating food. (If I am lying, may my prayers go unanswered.)
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