Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Summary

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 shalt not twist that which is right; thou shalt not respect persons neither 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 greed, receiving bribes and perverting that which is right.
1 Samuel 12:3
Behold, here I am; witness against me before the LORD and before his anointed. If I have taken anyone's ox or if I have taken anyone's ass or if I have defrauded anyone or if I have oppressed anyone or if I have received a bribe from anyone to blind my eyes, I will restore it you.
Psalm 26:10
In whose hands are wicked devices, and their right hand is full of bribes.
Proverbs 15:27
He that is greedy of gain troubles his own house, but he that hates gifts shall live.
Proverbs 17:8
A bribe is as a precious stone in the eyes of him that has it; wherever it turns, it prospers.
Proverbs 19:4
Wealth makes many friends, but the poor is separated from his neighbour.
Ecclesiastes 7:7
Surely oppression makes a wise man mad, and a gift destroys the heart.
Isaiah 1:13
Bring no more vain oblations; the incense is an abomination unto me; the new moons and sabbaths, the calling of assemblies, I cannot stand them; iniquity and the solemn meeting.
Isaiah 5:23
who justify the wicked for bribes and take away the righteousness of the righteous from him!
Ezekiel 22:12
In thee they have taken bribes to shed blood; thou hast taken usury and increase, and thou hast greedily gained of thy neighbours by extortion and hast forgotten me, said the Lord GOD.
Hosea 4:18
Their drink has become corrupted; they have committed whoredom continually; her princes love gifts, shamefully.
Amos 5:12
For I have known of your many rebellions and your great sins that afflict the just and take a ransom and turn aside the poor in the gate from their right.
Micah 7:3
To complete the evil with their hands, the prince demands, and the judge judges for a reward; and the great man speaks the desires of his heart: and they confirm it.

General references

Leviticus 19:15
Ye shall do no unrighteousness in judgment, neither pleasing the poor, nor favoring the mighty; but in righteousness shalt thou judge thy neighbour.
Deuteronomy 27:19
Cursed is he that twists the rights of the stranger, the fatherless, and the widow. And all the people shall say, Amen.
Proverbs 17:23
A wicked man takes a gift in secret to pervert the paths of judgment.