Exodus 23:88 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 16:1919 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 8:33Yet his sons did not walk in his ways e but turned aside after gain. f They took bribes and perverted justice.
1 Samuel 12:33Here 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 meand I will restore it to you.”
Proverbs 17:88 j A bribe is like a magic stone in the eyes of the one who gives it;
wherever he turns he prospers.
Proverbs 18:1616A man’s k gift makes room for him
and brings him before the great.
Proverbs 21:1414 l A gift in secret averts anger,
and a concealed bribe ▼
▼Hebrew a bribe in the bosomstrong wrath.
Isaiah 1:2323Your 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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