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 not accept a bribe, for a bribe blinds the clear-sighted and subverts 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.

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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