Exod 23:8

(NIV)
‘Do not accept a bribe, for a bribe blinds those who see and twists the words of the innocent.

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

Deut 10:17

(NIV)
For the  Lord your God is God of gods and Lord of lords, the great God, mighty and awesome, who shows no partiality and accepts no bribes.
(ESV)
For the  Lord your God is God of gods and Lord of lords the great, the mighty, and the awesome God, who is not partial and takes no bribe.

Deut 16:19

(NIV)
Do not pervert justice or show partiality. Do not accept a bribe, for a bribe blinds the eyes of the wise and twists the words of the innocent.
(ESV)
You shall not pervert justice. You shall not show partiality and you shall not accept a bribe, for a bribe blinds the eyes of the wise and subverts the cause of the righteous.

Deut 27:25

(NIV)
‘Cursed is anyone who accepts a bribe to kill an innocent person.’
Then all the people shall say, ‘Amen!’
(ESV)
“‘Cursed be anyone who takes a bribe to shed innocent blood.’ And all the people shall say, ‘Amen.’

1Sam 8:3

(NIV)
But his sons did not follow his ways. They turned aside after dishonest gain and accepted bribes and perverted justice.

(ESV)
Yet his sons did not walk in his ways but turned aside after gain. They took bribes and perverted justice.

1Kgs 15:19

(NIV)
‘Let there be a treaty between me and you,’ he said, ‘as there was between my father and your father. See, I am sending you a gift of silver and gold. Now break your treaty with Baasha king of Israel so that he will withdraw from me.’

(ESV)
“Let there be a covenant between me and you, as there was between my father and your father. Behold, I am sending to you a present of silver and gold. Go, break your covenant with Baasha king of Israel, that he may withdraw from me.”

2Kgs 16:8

(NIV)
And Ahaz took the silver and gold found in the temple of the  Lord and in the treasuries of the royal palace and sent it as a gift to the king of Assyria.
(ESV)
Ahaz also took the silver and gold that was found in the house of the  Lord and in the treasures of the king’s house and sent a present to the king of Assyria.

2Chr 19:7

(NIV)
Now let the fear of the  Lord be on you. Judge carefully, for with the  Lord our God there is no injustice or partiality or bribery.’

(ESV)
Now then, let the fear of the  Lord be upon you. Be careful what you do, for there is no injustice with the  Lord our God or partiality or taking bribes.”

Job 6:22

(NIV)
Have I ever said, “Give something on my behalf,
pay a ransom for me from your wealth,
(ESV)
Have I said, ‘Make me a gift’?
Or, ‘From your wealth offer a bribe for me’?

Job 15:34

(NIV)
For the company of the godless will be barren,
and fire will consume the tents of those who love bribes.
(ESV)
For the company of the godless is barren,
and fire consumes the tents of bribery.

Ps 15:5

(NIV)
who lends money to the poor without interest;
who does not accept a bribe against the innocent.
Whoever does these things
will never be shaken.
(ESV)
who does not put out his money at interest
and does not take a bribe against the innocent.
He who does these things shall never be moved.

Ps 26:10

(NIV)
in whose hands are wicked schemes,
whose right hands are full of bribes.
(ESV)
in whose hands are evil devices,
and whose right hands are full of bribes.

Prov 6:35

(NIV)
He will not accept any compensation;
he will refuse a bribe, however great it is.
(ESV)
He will accept no compensation;
he will refuse though you multiply gifts.

Prov 17:8

(NIV)
A bribe is seen as a charm by the one who gives it;
they think success will come at every turn.
(ESV)
A bribe is like a magic stone in the eyes of the one who gives it;
wherever he turns he prospers.

Prov 17:23

(NIV)
The wicked accept bribes in secret
to pervert the course of justice.
(ESV)
The wicked accepts a bribe in secret
to pervert the ways of justice.

Prov 21:14

(NIV)
A gift given in secret soothes anger,
and a bribe concealed in the cloak pacifies great wrath.
(ESV)
A gift in secret averts anger,
and a concealed bribe strong wrath.

Isa 1:23

(NIV)
Your rulers are rebels,
partners with thieves;
they all love bribes
and chase after gifts.
They do not defend the cause of the fatherless;
the widow’s case does not come before them.
(ESV)
Your princes are rebels
and companions of thieves.
Everyone loves a bribe
and runs after gifts.
They do not bring justice to the fatherless,
and the widow’s cause does not come to them.

Isa 5:23

(NIV)
who acquit the guilty for a bribe,
but deny justice to the innocent.
(ESV)
who acquit the guilty for a bribe,
and deprive the innocent of his right!

Isa 33:15

(NIV)
Those who walk righteously
and speak what is right,
who reject gain from extortion
and keep their hands from accepting bribes,
who stop their ears against plots of murder
and shut their eyes against contemplating evil –
(ESV)
He who walks righteously and speaks uprightly,
who despises the gain of oppressions,
who shakes his hands, lest they hold a bribe,
who stops his ears from hearing of bloodshed
and shuts his eyes from looking on evil,

Isa 45:13

(NIV)
I will raise up Cyrus in my righteousness:
I will make all his ways straight.
He will rebuild my city
and set my exiles free,
but not for a price or reward,
says the  Lord Almighty.’
(ESV)
I have stirred him up in righteousness,
and I will make all his ways level;
he shall build my city
and set my exiles free,
not for price or reward,”
says the  Lord of hosts.

Ezek 16:33

(NIV)
All prostitutes receive gifts, but you give gifts to all your lovers, bribing them to come to you from everywhere for your illicit favours.
(ESV)
Men give gifts to all prostitutes, but you gave your gifts to all your lovers, bribing them to come to you from every side with your whorings.

Ezek 22:12

(NIV)
In you are people who accept bribes to shed blood; you take interest and make a profit from the poor. You extort unjust gain from your neighbours. And you have forgotten me, declares the Sovereign  Lord.

(ESV)
In you they take bribes to shed blood; you take interest and profit and make gain of your neighbors by extortion; but me you have forgotten, declares the Lord  God.

Mic 3:11

(NIV)
Her leaders judge for a bribe,
her priests teach for a price,
and her prophets tell fortunes for money.
Yet they look for the  Lord’s support and say,
‘Is not the  Lord among us?
No disaster will come upon us.’
(ESV)
Its heads give judgment for a bribe;
its priests teach for a price;
its prophets practice divination for money;
yet they lean on the  Lord and say,
“Is not the  Lord in the midst of us?
No disaster shall come upon us.”
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