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Devarim

  
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 1:16
 1:17
1:17 Do not give anyone special consideration when rendering judgment. Listen to the great and small alike, and do not be impressed by any man, since judgment belongs to God. If any case is too difficult, bring it to me, and I will hear it.'
Lo-takiru fanim bamishpat kakaton kagadol tishma'un lo taguru mipney-ish ki hamishpat le'Elohim hu vehadavar asher yiksheh mikem takrivun elay ushmativ.



Commentary:

be impressed
  (Septuagint), or, 'fear' (Rashi; Targum; Ibn Ezra from Genesis 15:13), or, 'be concerned' (Saadia). This is a commandment that a judge not be impressed by the litigants (Sefer HaMitzvoth, Negative 277).





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