Exodus 23:2–3; Deuteronomy 1:17; Deuteronomy 16:19; Deuteronomy 27:19; Psalm 82:2; Proverbs 24:23; James 2:9; 2 Chronicles 19:6–7

You shall not fall in with the many to do evil, nor shall you bear witness in a lawsuit, siding with the many, so as to pervert justice, fnor shall you be partial to a poor man in his lawsuit.


17 vYou shall not be partial in judgment. You shall hear the small and the great alike. You shall not be intimidated by anyone, for wthe judgment is God's. And the case that is too hard for you, you shall xbring to me, and I will hear it.


19 fYou shall not pervert justice. gYou shall not show partiality, hand you shall not accept a bribe, for a bribe blinds the eyes of the wise and subverts the cause of the righteous.


19 hCursed be anyone who perverts the justice due to the sojourner, the fatherless, and the widow. And all the people shall say, Amen.


How long will you judge unjustly

and rshow partiality to sthe wicked? Selah


More Sayings of the Wise

23 These also are sayings of athe wise.

bPartiality in judging is not good.


But if you jshow partiality, you are committing sin and are convicted by the law as transgressors.


and said to the judges, Consider what you do, yfor you judge not for man but for the Lord. He is with you in giving judgment. Now then, let the fear of the Lord be upon you. Be careful what you do, for zthere is no injustice with the Lord our God, aor partiality or taking bribes.