EXODUS 23:5

KING JAMES VERSION (KJV)

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“If thou see the ass of him that hateth thee lying under his burden, and wouldest forbear to help him, thou shalt surely help with him.”

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Exodus 23:5 Translation & Meaning

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KJV Verse Original Hebrew Meaning/ Definition
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If כִּֽי (by implication) very widely used as a relative conjunction or adverb (as below); often largely modified by other particles annexed If
thou see תִרְאֶ֞ה To see, literally or figuratively (in numerous applications, direct and implied, transitive, intransitive and causative) see
the ass חֲמ֣וֹר A male ass (from its dun red) ass
of him that hateth שֹׂנַֽאֲךָ֗ To hate (personally) hateth
thee lying רֹבֵץ֙ To crouch (on all four legs folded, like a recumbent animal); by implication, to recline, repose, brood, lurk, imbed lying
under תַּ֣חַת The bottom (as depressed); only adverbially, below (often with prepositional prefix underneath), in lieu of, etc under
his burden, מַשָּׂא֔וֹ A burden; specifically, tribute, or (abstractly) porterage burden
and wouldest forbear וְחָֽדַלְתָּ֖ Properly, to be flabby, i.e., (by implication) desist; (figuratively) be lacking or idle wouldest forbear
to help מֵֽעֲזֹ֣ב To loosen, i.e., relinquish, permit, etc help
him, thou shalt surely עָזֹ֥ב To loosen, i.e., relinquish, permit, etc surely
help תַּֽעֲזֹ֖ב To loosen, i.e., relinquish, permit, etc help
with עִמּֽוֹ׃ Adverb or preposition, with (i.e., in conjunction with), in varied applications; specifically, equally with; often with prepositional prefix (and then usually unrepresented in English) with
him. עִמּֽוֹ׃ Adverb or preposition, with (i.e., in conjunction with), in varied applications; specifically, equally with; often with prepositional prefix (and then usually unrepresented in English) him

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  • 3  Neither shalt thou countenance a poor man in his cause.

  • 4  If thou meet thine enemy's ox or his ass going astray, thou shalt surely bring it back to him again.

  • 5  If thou see the ass of him that hateth thee lying under his burden, and wouldest forbear to help him, thou shalt surely help with him.

  • 6  Thou shalt not wrest the judgment of thy poor in his cause.

  • 7  Keep thee far from a false matter; and the innocent and righteous slay thou not: for I will not justify the wicked.




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