Parallel Verses

King James 2000

And you shall take no bribe: for the bribe blinds the wise, 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.

A Conservative Version

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

Jubilee 2000 Bible

And thou shalt take no bribe; for the bribe blinds the wise and perverts 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.

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 far from a false matter; and the innocent and righteous slay you not: for I will not justify the wicked. 8  And you shall take no bribe: for the bribe blinds the wise, and perverts the words of the righteous. 9 Also you shall not oppress a stranger: for you know the heart of a stranger, seeing you were strangers in the land of Egypt.


Cross References

Deuteronomy 16:19

You shall not pervert judgment; you shall not show partiality, neither take a bribe: for a bribe does blind the eyes of the wise, and pervert the words of the righteous.

Proverbs 15:27

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

Proverbs 17:23

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

Isaiah 5:23

Who justify the wicked for a bribe, and take away the justice of the righteous from him!

1 Samuel 8:3

And his sons walked not in his ways, but turned aside after gain, and took bribes, and perverted justice.

Psalm 26:10

In whose hands is mischief, and their right hand is full of bribes.

Proverbs 17:8

A bribe is as a magic stone in the eyes of him that gives it: wherever he turns, he prospers.

Deuteronomy 10:17

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

1 Samuel 12:3

Behold, here I am: witness against me before the 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 received any bribe to blind my eyes with? and I will restore it to you.

Proverbs 19:4

Wealth makes many friends; but the poor is separated from his neighbor.

Ecclesiastes 7:7

Surely oppression makes a wise man mad; and a bribe destroys the heart.

Isaiah 1:13

Bring no more vain offerings; incense is an abomination unto me; the new moons and sabbaths, the calling of assemblies, I cannot endure; it is iniquity, even the solemn meeting.

Ezekiel 22:12

In you have they taken bribes to shed blood; you have taken interest and increase, and you have greedily gained from your neighbors by extortion, and have forgotten me, says the Lord GOD.

Hosea 4:18

Their drink is sour: they have committed harlotry continually: her rulers love shame more than glory.

Amos 5:12

For I know your manifold transgressions, and your mighty sins: they afflict the just, they take a bribe, and they turn aside the poor in the gate from their right.

Micah 7:3

That they may do evil with both hands earnestly, the prince asks, and the judge asks for a bribe; and the great man, he utters his evil desire: so they weave it together.

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