Treasury of Scripture Knowledge


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

Bible References

Thou shalt take

Deuteronomy 16:19
Thou shall not distort justice. Thou shall not respect persons, neither shall thou take a bribe, for a bribe blinds the eyes of the wise, and perverts the words of the righteous.
1 Samuel 8:3
And his sons did not walk in his ways, but turned aside after dishonest gain, and took bribes, and perverted justice.
1 Samuel 12:3
Here I am. Witness against me before LORD, and before his anointed: Whose ox have I taken? Or whose donkey have I taken? Or whom have I defrauded? Whom have I oppressed? Or of whose hand have I taken a bribe to blind my eyes with i
Psalm 26:10
in whose hands is wickedness, and their right hand is full of bribes.
Proverbs 15:27
He who is greedy of gain troubles his own house, but he who hates bribes shall live.
Proverbs 17:8
A bribe is a precious stone in the eyes of him who has it; wherever it turns, it prospers.
Proverbs 19:4
Wealth adds many friends, but a poor man is separated from his friend.
Ecclesiastes 7:7
Surely oppression makes the wise man foolish, and a bribe destroys the understanding.
Isaiah 1:13
Bring no more vain oblations. Incense is an abomination to me. New moon and Sabbath, the calling of assemblies--I cannot bear iniquity and the solemn meeting.
Isaiah 5:23
who justify the wicked for rewards, and take away the justice of the righteous man from him!
Ezekiel 22:12
In thee they have taken bribes to shed blood. Thou have taken interest and increase. And thou have greedily gained from thy neighbors by oppression, and have forgotten me, says lord LORD.
Hosea 4:18
Their drink has become sour. They play the harlot continually. Her rulers dearly love shame.
Amos 5:12
For I know how manifold are your transgressions, and how mighty are your sins--ye who afflict the just man, who take a bribe, and who turn aside the needy in the gate [from their right].
Micah 7:3
Their hands are upon that which is evil to do it diligently. The ruler asks, and the judge [is ready] for a bribe. And the great man, he utters the evil desire of his soul. Thus they weave it together.

General references

Leviticus 19:15
Ye shall do no unrighteousness in judgment. Thou shall not respect the person of the poor man, nor honor the person of the mighty man, but thou shall judge thy neighbor in righteousness.
Deuteronomy 27:19
Cursed be he who distorts the justice to the sojourner, fatherless, and widow. And all the people shall say, Amen.
Proverbs 17:23
A wicked man receives a bribe out of the bosom, to pervert the ways of justice.