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 would then say, "If only they would make me a judge in the land! Then everyone who had a judicial complaint could come to me and I would make sure he receives a just settlement."
1 Kings 12:6
King Rehoboam consulted with the older advisers who had served his father Solomon when he had been alive. He asked them, "How do you advise me to answer these people?"
2 Kings 21:1
Manasseh was twelve years old when he became king, and he reigned for fifty-five years in Jerusalem. His mother was Hephzibah.
Who knows if he will be a wise man or a fool? Yet he will be master over all the fruit of my labor for which I worked so wisely on earth! This also is futile!
Does it make you any more of a king that you outstrip everyone else in building with cedar? Just think about your father. He was content that he had food and drink. He did what was just and right. So things went well with him.
But you choose from the people capable men, God-fearing, men of truth, those who hate bribes, and put them over the people as rulers of thousands, rulers of hundreds, rulers of fifties, and rulers of tens.
You must not pervert justice or show favor. Do not take a bribe, for bribes blind the eyes of the wise and distort the words of the righteous.
He does not charge interest when he lends his money. He does not take bribes to testify against the innocent. The one who lives like this will never be upended.
who are always ready to do wrong or offer a bribe.
The one who lives uprightly and speaks honestly; the one who refuses to profit from oppressive measures and rejects a bribe; the one who does not plot violent crimes and does not seek to harm others --
1 Timothy 3:3
not a drunkard, not violent, but gentle, not contentious, free from the love of money.
1 Timothy 6:10
For the love of money is the root of all evils. Some people in reaching for it have strayed from the faith and stabbed themselves with many pains.
A wicked person receives a bribe secretly to pervert the ways of justice.