Parallel Verses

New American Standard Bible

"You shall not take a bribe, for a bribe blinds the clear-sighted and subverts the cause of the just.

King James Version

And thou shalt take no gift: for the gift blindeth the wise, and perverteth the words of the righteous.

Holman Bible

You must not take a bribe, for a bribe blinds the clear-sighted and corrupts the words of the righteous.

International Standard Version

You are not to take a bribe because a bribe blinds the clear-sighted and distorts the words of the righteous.

A Conservative Version

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

American Standard Version

And thou shalt take no bribe: for a bribe blindeth them that have sight, and perverteth the words of the righteous.

Amplified

You shall take no bribe, for the bribe blinds those who have sight and perverts the testimony and the cause of the righteous.

Bible in Basic English

Take no rewards in a cause: for rewards make blind those who have eyes to see, and make the decisions of the upright false.

Darby Translation

And thou shalt take no bribe; for the bribe blindeth those whose eyes are open, and perverteth the words of the righteous.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

And thou shalt take no bribe; for the bribe blinds the wise and perverts the words of the righteous.

Julia Smith Translation

And thou shalt not take a gift; for the gift will blind the seeing, and will pervert just words.

King James 2000

And you shall take no bribe: for the bribe blinds the wise, and perverts the words of the righteous.

Lexham Expanded Bible

And you will not take a bribe, because the bribe makes [the] sighted blind and ruins [the] words of [the] righteous.

Modern King James verseion

And you shall take no bribe, for the bribe blinds the wise and perverts the words of the righteous.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

Thou shalt take no gifts, for gifts blind the seeing and pervert the words of the righteous.

NET Bible

"You must not accept a bribe, for a bribe blinds those who see and subverts the words of the righteous.

New Heart English Bible

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

The Emphasized Bible

And, a bribe, shalt thou not take, - for the bribe, blindeth the clear-sighted, and perverteth the words of the righteous.

Webster

And thou shalt take no gift: for the gift blindeth the wise, and perverteth the words of the righteous.

World English Bible

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

Youngs Literal Translation

And a bribe thou dost not take; for the bribe bindeth the open -eyed, and perverteth the words of the righteous.

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
And thou shalt take
לקח 
Laqach 
Usage: 966

no gift
שׁחד 
Shachad 
Usage: 23

for the gift
שׁחד 
Shachad 
Usage: 23

עור 
`avar 
Usage: 5

the wise
פּקּח 
Piqqeach 
Usage: 2

סלף 
Calaph 
Usage: 7

the words
דּבר 
Dabar 
Usage: 1438

References

Morish

Smith

Watsons

Context Readings

Regulations Regarding Justice

7 "Keep far from a false charge, and do not kill the innocent or the righteous, for I will not acquit the guilty. 8 "You shall not take a bribe, for a bribe blinds the clear-sighted and subverts the cause of the just. 9 "You shall not oppress a stranger, since you yourselves know the feelings of a stranger, for you also were strangers in the land of Egypt.


Cross References

Deuteronomy 16:19

"You shall not distort justice; you shall not be partial, and you shall not take a bribe, for a bribe blinds the eyes of the wise and perverts the words of the righteous.

Proverbs 15:27

He who profits illicitly troubles his own house, But he who hates bribes will live.

Proverbs 17:23

A wicked man receives a bribe from the bosom To pervert the ways of justice.

Isaiah 5:23

Who justify the wicked for a bribe, And take away the rights of the ones who are in the right!

1 Samuel 8:3

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

Psalm 26:10

In whose hands is a wicked scheme, And whose right hand is full of bribes.

Proverbs 17:8

A bribe is a charm in the sight of its owner; Wherever he turns, he prospers.

Deuteronomy 10:17

"For the LORD your God is the God of gods and the Lord of lords, the great, the mighty, and the awesome God who does not show partiality nor take a bribe.

1 Samuel 12:3

"Here I am; bear witness against me before the LORD and His anointed Whose ox have I taken, or whose donkey have I taken, or whom have I defrauded? Whom have I oppressed, or from whose hand have I taken a bribe to blind my eyes with it? I will restore it to you."

Proverbs 19:4

Wealth adds many friends, But a poor man is separated from his friend.

Ecclesiastes 7:7

For oppression makes a wise man mad, And a bribe corrupts the heart.

Isaiah 1:13

"Bring your worthless offerings no longer, Incense is an abomination to Me New moon and sabbath, the calling of assemblies-- I cannot endure iniquity and the solemn assembly.

Ezekiel 22:12

"In you they have taken bribes to shed blood; you have taken interest and profits, and you have injured your neighbors for gain by oppression, and you have forgotten Me," declares the Lord GOD.

Hosea 4:18

Their liquor gone, They play the harlot continually; Their rulers dearly love shame.

Amos 5:12

For I know your transgressions are many and your sins are great, You who distress the righteous and accept bribes And turn aside the poor in the gate.

Micah 7:3

Concerning evil, both hands do it well The prince asks, also the judge, for a bribe, And a great man speaks the desire of his soul; So they weave it together.

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