Parallel Verses

A Conservative Version

And thou shall take no bribe, for a bribe blinds those who have sight, and perverts the words of the righteous.

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.

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 thee far from a FALSE matter. And do not kill an innocent and righteous man, for I will not justify a wicked man. 8 And thou shall take no bribe, for a bribe blinds those who have sight, and perverts the words of the righteous. 9 And thou shall not oppress a sojourner, for ye know the heart of a sojourner, since ye were sojourners in the land of Egypt.


Cross References

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.

Proverbs 15:27

He who is greedy of gain troubles his own house, but he who hates bribes shall live.

Proverbs 17:23

A wicked man receives a bribe out of the bosom, to pervert the ways of justice.

Isaiah 5:23

who justify the wicked for rewards, and take away the justice of the righteous man from him!

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.

Psalm 26:10

in whose hands is wickedness, and their right hand is full of bribes.

Proverbs 17:8

A bribe is a precious stone in the eyes of him who has it; wherever it turns, it prospers.

Deuteronomy 10:17

For LORD your God, he is God of gods, and LORD of lords, the great God, the mighty, and the awesome, who regards not persons, nor takes reward.

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

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.

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.

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