Parallel Verses

World English Bible

His sons didn't walk in his ways, but turned aside after lucre, and took bribes, and perverted justice.

New American Standard Bible

His sons, however, did not walk in his ways, but turned aside after dishonest gain and took bribes and perverted justice.

King James Version

And his sons walked not in his ways, but turned aside after lucre, and took bribes, and perverted judgment.

Holman Bible

However, his sons did not walk in his ways-they turned toward dishonest gain, took bribes, and perverted justice.

International Standard Version

His sons did not follow Samuel's example. Instead, they pursued dishonest gain, took bribes, and perverted justice.

A Conservative Version

And his sons did not walk in his ways, but turned aside after dishonest gain, and took bribes, and perverted justice.

American Standard Version

And his sons walked not in his ways, but turned aside after lucre, and took bribes, and perverted justice.

Amplified

His sons did not walk in his ways, but turned aside after gain, took bribes, and perverted justice.

Bible in Basic English

And his sons did not go in his ways, but moved by the love of money took rewards, and were not upright in judging.

Darby Translation

And his sons walked not in his ways, but turned aside after lucre, and took bribes, and perverted justice.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

And his sons did not walk in his ways but turned aside after greed, receiving bribes and perverting that which is right.

Julia Smith Translation

And his sons went not in his way, and they will incline after plunder, and they will take a gift, and they will turn away from judgment.

King James 2000

And his sons walked not in his ways, but turned aside after gain, and took bribes, and perverted justice.

Lexham Expanded Bible

But his sons did not walk in his ways; they turned aside after gain, they took bribes, and they perverted justice.

Modern King James verseion

And his sons did not walk in his ways, but turned aside after ill gain and took bribes and perverted judgment.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

Nevertheless, his sons followed not his steps: but turned aside after lucre and took rewards, and perverted the right.

NET Bible

But his sons did not follow his ways. Instead, they made money dishonestly, accepted bribes, and perverted justice.

New Heart English Bible

His sons did not walk in his ways, but turned aside after lucre, and took bribes, and perverted justice.

The Emphasized Bible

Howbeit his sons walked not in his ways, but stooped to extortion, - and took bribes, and perverted judgment.

Webster

And his sons walked not in his ways, but turned aside after lucre, and took bribes, and perverted judgment.

Youngs Literal Translation

and his sons have not walked in his ways, and turn aside after the dishonest gain, and take a bribe, and turn aside judgment.

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
הלך 
Halak 
go, walk, come, ...away, ...along,
Usage: 1545

not in his ways
דּרך 
Derek 
Usage: 704

אחר 
'achar 
Usage: 488

בּצע 
Betsa` 
Usage: 22

and took
לקח 
Laqach 
Usage: 966

שׁחד 
Shachad 
Usage: 23

References

American

Fausets

Morish

Smith

Context Readings

Israel's Demand For A King

2 Now the name of his firstborn was Joel; and the name of his second, Abijah: they were judges in Beersheba. 3 His sons didn't walk in his ways, but turned aside after lucre, and took bribes, and perverted justice. 4 Then all the elders of Israel gathered themselves together, and came to Samuel to Ramah;


Cross References

Deuteronomy 16:19

You shall not wrest justice: you shall not respect persons; neither shall you take a bribe; for a bribe does blind the eyes of the wise, and pervert the words of the righteous.

Psalm 15:5

he who doesn't lend out his money for usury, nor take a bribe against the innocent. He who does these things shall never be shaken. A Poem by David.

Exodus 18:21

Moreover you 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.

Exodus 23:8

"You shall take no bribe, for a bribe blinds those who have sight and perverts the words of the righteous.

2 Samuel 15:4

Absalom said moreover, "Oh that I were made judge in the land, that every man who has any suit or cause might come to me, and I would do him justice!"

1 Kings 12:6-11

King Rehoboam took counsel with the old men, who had stood before Solomon his father while he yet lived, saying, "What counsel do you give me to return answer to this people?"

2 Kings 21:1-3

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.

Psalm 26:10

in whose hands is wickedness, their right hand is full of bribes.

Ecclesiastes 2:19

Who knows whether he will be a wise man or a fool? Yet he will have rule over all of my labor in which I have labored, and in which I have shown myself wise under the sun. This also is vanity.

Isaiah 33:15

He who walks righteously, and speaks blamelessly; He who despises the gain of oppressions, who gestures with his hands, refusing to take a bribe, who stops his ears from hearing of blood, and shuts his eyes from looking at evil --

Jeremiah 22:15-17

Shall you reign, because you strive to excel in cedar? Didn't your father eat and drink, and do justice and righteousness? then it was well with him.

1 Timothy 3:3

not a drinker, not violent, not greedy for money, but gentle, not quarrelsome, not covetous;

1 Timothy 6:10

For the love of money is a root of all kinds of evil. Some have been led astray from the faith in their greed, and have pierced themselves through with many sorrows.

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