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23:8 Do not accept bribery. Bribery blinds the clear-sighted and twists the words of the just.
Veshochad lo tikach ki hashochad ye'aver pikchim visalef divrey tsadikim.
23:9 Do not oppress a foreigner. You know how it feels to be a foreigner, for you were foreigners in Egypt.
Veger lo tilchats ve'atem yedatem et-nefesh hager ki-gerim heyitem be'erets Mitsrayim.



Commentary:

Do not accept bribery
  See Deuteronomy 16:19.

words of the just
  (Rashbam; Hirsch). Or, 'words of the innocent' (Ibn Ezra); or, 'just claims' (Targum; Saadia; Rashi).

foreigner
  Or 'proselyte.' See Exodus 22:20. Here the Torah is speaking specifically to judges (Ralbag; Chizzkuni; Bekhor Shor).





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