When a dispute arises, all parties must be treated equally: A poor man – do not revere in his dispute…Maimonides’ son Abraham quotes his teacher, Abraham the Pious, who claimed that do not revere – tehedar – is in this context an usual expression. The word is found elsewhere in the Bible: Before a gray head you shall rise, and you shall revere (v’hadarta) an elder…He suggests that the verse is a warning not to automatically favor those – elders and sages – whom we must usually revere.