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Sunday School

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New International Version (NIV)

I. DEMONSTRATING IMPARTIALITY IN LEGAL MATTERS (Exodus 23:1-3)

1. “Do not spread false reports. Do not help a guilty person by being a malicious witness.

2. “Do not follow the crowd in doing wrong. When you give testimony in a lawsuit, do not pervert justice by siding with the crowd,

3. and do not show favoritism to a poor person in a lawsuit.

II. DEMONSTRATING COMPASSION IN EVERYDAY BEHAVIOR (Exodus 23:4-5)

4. “If you come across your enemy’s ox or donkey wandering off, be sure to return it.

5. If you see the donkey of someone who hates you fallen down under its load, do not leave it there; be sure you help them with it.

III. DEMONSTRATING INTEGRITY IN HUMAN RELATIONSHIPS (Exodus 23:6-9)

6. “Do not deny justice to your poor people in their lawsuits.

7. Have nothing to do with a false charge and do not put an innocent or honest person to death, for I will not acquit the guilty.

8. “Do not accept a bribe, for a bribe blinds those who see and twists the words of the innocent.

9. “Do not oppress a foreigner; you yourselves know how it feels to be foreigners, because you were foreigners in Egypt.

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