Treasury of Scripture Knowledge


Thou shalt not wrest judgment; thou shalt not respect persons, neither take a gift: for a gift doth blind the eyes of the wise, and pervert the words of the righteous.

Bible References


Deuteronomy 1:16
And I shall command your judges in that time, saying, Hear between your brethren, and judge justice between a man and between his brother and between his stranger.
Deuteronomy 10:17
For Jehovah your God, he is God of gods, and Lord of lords; the great, the strong, and the fearful God, who will not lift up faces, and will not take a gift.
Exodus 23:7
From the word of falsehood thou shalt go far away; and the innocent and the just one thou shalt not kill: for I will not justify the unjust one.
Proverbs 24:23
Also these to the wise. To look upon the face in judgment is not good.
Acts 10:34
And Peter having opened the month; said, Of a truth I comprehend that God is no respecter of faces!

General references

Exodus 21:26
And if a man strike the eye of his servant or the eye of his maid, and he destroyed it; he shall send him forth free for the sake of his eye.
Exodus 23:6
Thou shalt not pervert the judgment of thy needy in his cause.
Leviticus 19:15
Ye shall not do evil in judgment; thou shalt not take up the face of the poor; thou shalt not reverence the face of the great: in justice shalt thou judge thy neighbor.
Leviticus 25:14
And when ye shall sell a selling to thy neighbor, or buying of thy neighbor's hand, ye shall not oppress each his brother.
Deuteronomy 21:2
And thy old men and thy judges shall come forth and measure to the cities which are round about him wounded:
Deuteronomy 25:1
If there shall be a controversy between men and they drew near to judgment, and they judged them; and they justified the just and condemned the unjust.
Deuteronomy 27:25
Cursed he taking a gift to strike the soul of innocent blood: and all the people said, Amen.
2 Chronicles 19:5
And he will set up judges in the land in all the fortified cities of Judah, to city and city;
Proverbs 17:23
The unjust one will take a gift from the bosom to turn, aside the paths of judgment
Proverbs 31:9
Open thy mouth; judge justly, and contend for the poor and needy.
John 7:24
Judge not according to sight, but judge just judgment.
Romans 2:11
For there is no distinction of persons with God.