“And I charged your judges at that time, ‘Hear the cases between your brothers, and judge righteously between a man and his brother or the alien who is with him. You shall not be partial in judgment. You shall hear the small and the great alike. You shall not be intimidated by anyone, for the judgment is God’s. And the case that is too hard for you, you shall bring to me, and I will hear it.’ And I commanded you at that time all the things that you should do.”
And I charged your judges at that time, ‘Hear the cases between your brothers, and judge righteously between a man and his brother or the alien who is with him.
Psalm 96:13 …for he comes, for he comes to judge the earth. He will judge the world in righteousness, and the peoples in his faithfulness.
You shall not be partial in judgment.
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1. to recognise, acknowledge, know, respect, discern, regard
2. to act or treat as foreign or strange, disguise, misconstrue
be partial: judge according to the flesh.
John 8:15 You judge according to the flesh; I judge no one.
You shall hear the small and the great alike.
Job 3:19 The small and the great are there, and the slave is free from his master.
Psalm 115:13 he will bless those who fear the LORD, both the small and the great.
You shall not be intimidated by anyone,
Proverbs 29:25 The fear of man lays a snare, but whoever trusts in the LORD is safe.
“And the Lord said: “Because this people draw near with their mouth and honor me with their lips, while their hearts are far from me, and their fear of me is a commandment taught by men,”
for the judgment is God’s.
Matthew 10:28 And do not fear those who kill the body but cannot kill the soul. Rather fear him who can destroy both soul and body in hell.
And the case that is too hard for you, you shall bring to me, and I will hear it.
Daniel 12:4 But you, Daniel, shut up the words and seal the book, until the time of the end. Many shall run to and fro, and knowledge shall increase.
And I commanded you at that time all the things that you should do.
Joshua 24:26 And Joshua wrote these words in the Book of the Law of God. And he took a large stone and set it up there under the terebinth that was by the sanctuary of the LORD.
“But be on guard; I have told you all things beforehand.”