Exodus 23:8

8 a  And you shall take no bribe, for a bribe blinds the clear-sighted and subverts the cause of those who are in the right.

Deuteronomy 16:19

19 b  You shall not pervert justice. c  You shall not show partiality d  and you shall not accept a bribe, for a bribe blinds the eyes of the wise and subverts the cause of the righteous.

1 Samuel 8:3

3Yet his sons did not walk in his ways e  but turned aside after gain. f  They took bribes and perverted justice.

1 Samuel 12:3

3Here I am; testify against me before the  Lord and before g  his anointed. h  Whose ox have I taken? Or whose donkey have I taken? Or whom have I defrauded? Whom have I oppressed? Or from whose hand have I taken a bribe to blind my eyes with it? Testify against me
Septuagint; Hebrew lacks  Testify against me
and I will restore it to you.”

Proverbs 17:8

8 j  A bribe is like a magic stone in the eyes of the one who gives it;
wherever he turns he prospers.

Proverbs 18:16

16A man’s k  gift makes room for him
and brings him before the great.

Proverbs 21:14

14 l  A gift in secret averts anger,
and a concealed bribe
Hebrew  a bribe in the bosom
strong wrath.

Isaiah 1:23

23Your princes are rebels
and companions of thieves.
Everyone n  loves a bribe
and runs after gifts.
o  They do not bring justice to the fatherless,
and the widow’s cause does not come to them.
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