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Exodus 23:3 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— neither shalt thou favor a poor man in his cause.
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— Neither shalt thou countenance a poor man in his cause.
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— nor shall you be partial to a poor man in his dispute.
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— Neither shalt thou countenance a poor man in his cause.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— Neither shalt thou favour a poor man in his cause.
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— Even a poor man, shalt thou not prefer in his quarrel.
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— and a poor man thou dost not honour in his strife.
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— Neither shalt thou favour a poor man in judgment.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— Neither shalt thou countenance a poore man in his cause.
Brenton Greek Septuagint (LXX, Restored Names)
— And thou shalt not spare a poor man in judgment.
Full Hebrew Names / Holy Name KJV (2008) [2] [3]
— Neither shalt thou countenance a poor man in his cause.

Strong's Numbers & Hebrew NamesHebrew Old TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
Neither x3808
(3808) Complement
לֹא
lo'
{lo}
lo; a primitive particle; not (the simple or abstract negation); by implication no; often used with other particles.
shalt thou countenance 1921
{1921} Prime
הָדַר
hadar
{haw-dar'}
A primitive root; to swell up (literally or figuratively, actively or passively); by implication to favor or honour, be high or proud.
z8799
<8799> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Imperfect (See H8811)
Count - 19885
a poor y1800
[1800] Standard
דַּל
dal
{dal}
From H1809; properly dangling, that is, (by implication) weak or thin.
man x1800
(1800) Complement
דַּל
dal
{dal}
From H1809; properly dangling, that is, (by implication) weak or thin.
in his cause. 7379
{7379} Prime
רִיב
riyb
{reeb}
From H7378; a contest (personal or legal).
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

Exodus 23:3

_ _ countenance — adorn, embellish — thou shalt not varnish the cause even of a poor man to give it a better coloring than it merits.

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on Exodus 23:1-9.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

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Geneva Bible Translation Notes

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Cross-Reference Topical ResearchStrong's Concordance

Psalms 82:2-3 How long will ye judge unjustly, and accept the persons of the wicked? Selah. ... Defend the poor and fatherless: do justice to the afflicted and needy.
James 3:17 But the wisdom that is from above is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, [and] easy to be intreated, full of mercy and good fruits, without partiality, and without hypocrisy.
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