Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
And his sons walked not in his ways, but turned aside after lucre, and took bribes, and perverted judgment.
2 Samuel 15:4
Absalom said moreover, Oh that I were made judge in the land, that every man who has any suit or case might come to me, and I would do for him justice!
1 Kings 12:6
And king Rehoboam took counsel with the old men who had stood before Solomon his father while he yet lived, saying, What counsel give ye to me to return an answer to this people?
2 Kings 21:1
Manasseh was twelve years old when he began to reign, and he reigned fifty-five years in Jerusalem. And his mother's name was Hephzibah.
And who knows whether he will be a wise man or a fool? Yet he will have rule over all my labor in which I have labored, and in which I have shown myself wise under the sun. This also is vanity.
Shall thou reign, because thou strive to excel in cedar? Did not thy father eat and drink, and do justice and righteousness? Then it was well with him.
Moreover thou shall provide out of all the people able men, such as fear God, men of truth, hating unjust gain, and place such over them, to be rulers of thousands, rulers of hundreds, rulers of fifties, and rulers of tens,
Thou shall not distort justice. Thou shall not respect persons, neither shall thou take a bribe, for a bribe blinds the eyes of the wise, and perverts the words of the righteous.
he who puts not his money out to interest, nor takes a bribe against the innocent. He who does these things shall never be moved.
in whose hands is wickedness, and their right hand is full of bribes.
He who walks righteously, and speaks uprightly. He who despises the gain of oppressions, who shakes his hands from taking a bribe, who stops his ears from hearing of blood, and shuts his eyes from looking upon evil.
1 Timothy 3:3
no drunkard, not a fighter, not greedy of base gain, but meek, noncontentious, no lover of money,
1 Timothy 6:10
For the love of money is a root of all the evils, of which some aspiring have wandered from the faith, and have pierced themselves through with many sorrows.
A wicked man receives a bribe out of the bosom, to pervert the ways of justice.