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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
You must not pervert justice or show favor. Do not take a bribe, for bribes blind the eyes of the wise and distort the words of the righteous.
1 Samuel 8:3
But his sons did not follow his ways. Instead, they made money dishonestly, accepted bribes, and perverted justice.
1 Samuel 12:3
Here I am. Bring a charge against me before the Lord and before his chosen king. Whose ox have I taken? Whose donkey have I taken? Whom have I wronged? Whom have I oppressed? From whose hand have I taken a bribe so that I would overlook something? Tell me, and I will return it to you!"
Psalm 26:10
who are always ready to do wrong or offer a bribe.
Proverbs 15:27
The one who is greedy for gain troubles his household, but whoever hates bribes will live.
Proverbs 17:8
A bribe works like a charm for the one who offers it; in whatever he does he succeeds.
Proverbs 19:4
Wealth adds many friends, but a poor person is separated from his friend.
Ecclesiastes 7:7
Surely oppression can turn a wise person into a fool; likewise, a bribe corrupts the heart.
Isaiah 1:13
Do not bring any more meaningless offerings; I consider your incense detestable! You observe new moon festivals, Sabbaths, and convocations, but I cannot tolerate sin-stained celebrations!
Isaiah 5:23
They pronounce the guilty innocent for a payoff, they ignore the just cause of the innocent.
Ezekiel 22:12
They take bribes within you to shed blood. You engage in usury and charge interest; you extort money from your neighbors. You have forgotten me, declares the sovereign Lord.
Hosea 4:18
They consume their alcohol, then engage in cult prostitution; they dearly love their shameful behavior.
Amos 5:12
Certainly I am aware of your many rebellious acts and your numerous sins. You torment the innocent, you take bribes, and you deny justice to the needy at the city gate.
Micah 7:3
They are determined to be experts at doing evil; government officials and judges take bribes, prominent men make demands, and they all do what is necessary to satisfy them.

General references

Leviticus 19:15
"'You must not deal unjustly in judgment: you must neither show partiality to the poor nor honor the rich. You must judge your fellow citizen fairly.
Deuteronomy 27:19
Cursed is the one who perverts justice for the resident foreigner, the orphan, and the widow.' Then all the people will say, 'Amen!'
Proverbs 17:23
A wicked person receives a bribe secretly to pervert the ways of justice.

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