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 at that time I instructed your judges, saying, '{hear out your fellow men}, and [then] judge fairly between a man and between his brother and between {his opponent who is a resident alien}.
Deuteronomy 10:17
For Yahweh your God, he [is] God of the gods and Lord of the lords, the great and mighty God, the awesome [one] who {is not partial}, and he does not take bribes.
Exodus 23:7
You will stay far from a {false charge}, and do not kill [the] innocent and [the] righteous, because I will not declare [the] wicked righteous.
Proverbs 24:23
These [sayings] are also for the wise: {Partiality} in judgment is not good.
Acts 10:34
So Peter opened [his] mouth [and] said, "In truth I understand that God is not one who shows partiality,

General references

Exodus 21:26
" 'And if a man strikes the eye of his male slave or the eye of his female slave and destroys it, he shall release him as free in place of his eye.
Exodus 23:6
" 'You will not pervert the justice of your poor in his legal dispute.
Leviticus 19:15
" 'You shall not do injustice in judgment; {you shall not show partiality to the powerless}; you shall not give preference {to the powerful}; you shall judge your fellow citizen with justice.
Leviticus 25:14
And when you sell something to your fellow citizen or [you] buy from your neighbor's hand, you must not oppress {one another}.
Deuteronomy 21:2
then your elders and your judges shall go out and shall measure [the distance] to the cities that [are] around the slain one.
Deuteronomy 25:1
"When a legal dispute {takes place} between men and they come near to the court, and [the judges] judge [with respect to] them, then they shall declare the righteous [to be] in the right and they shall condemn the wicked,
Deuteronomy 27:25
'Cursed be the one who takes a bribe {to murder an innocent person}.' And all the people shall say, 'Amen.'
2 Chronicles 19:5
And he appointed judges in the land and in all the fortified cities of Judah, city by city.
Proverbs 17:23
The wicked will accept a bribe from the lap, [in order] to pervert the ways of justice.
Proverbs 31:9
Open your mouth, judge righteousness, and defend [the] poor and needy.
John 7:24
Do not judge according to outward appearance, but judge according to righteous judgment!"
Romans 2:11
For [there] is no partiality with God.