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Exodus 23:5

    Exodus 23:5 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    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.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    If you see the ass of him that hates you lying under his burden, and would forbear to help him, you shall surely help with him.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    If thou see the ass of him that hateth thee lying under his burden, thou shalt forbear to leave him, thou shalt surely release it with him.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    If you see the ass of one who has no love for you bent down to the earth under the weight which is put on it, you are to come to its help, even against your desire.

    Webster's Revision

    If thou see the ass of him that hateth thee lying under his burden, thou shalt forbear to leave him, thou shalt surely release it with him.

    World English Bible

    If you see the donkey of him who hates you fallen down under his burden, don't leave him, you shall surely help him with it.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    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.

    Definitions for Exodus 23:5

    Forbear - To cease; to let alone; to be silent.

    Barnes' Notes on Exodus 23:5

    The sense appears to be: "If thou see the ass of thine enemy lying down under his burden, thou shalt forbear to pass by him; thou shalt help him in loosening the girths of the ass."