Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
And thou shalt take no gift: for the gift blindeth the wise, and perverteth the words of the righteous.
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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.
In whose hands are wicked devices, and their right hand is full of bribes.
He that is greedy of gain troubles his own house, but he that hates gifts shall live.
A bribe is as a precious stone in the eyes of him that has it; wherever it turns, it prospers.
Wealth makes many friends, but the poor is separated from his neighbour.
Surely oppression makes a wise man mad, and a gift destroys the heart.
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.
who justify the wicked for bribes and take away the righteousness of the righteous from him!
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.
Their drink has become corrupted; they have committed whoredom continually; her princes love gifts, shamefully.
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.
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.
Ye shall do no unrighteousness in judgment, neither pleasing the poor, nor favoring the mighty; but in righteousness shalt thou judge thy neighbour.
Cursed is he that twists the rights of the stranger, the fatherless, and the widow. And all the people shall say, Amen.
A wicked man takes a gift in secret to pervert the paths of judgment.