Parallel Verses

New American Standard Bible

A wicked man receives a bribe from the bosom To pervert the ways of justice.

King James Version

A wicked man taketh a gift out of the bosom to pervert the ways of judgment.

Holman Bible

A wicked man secretly takes a bribe to subvert the course of justice.

International Standard Version

The wicked man takes a bribe in secret in order to pervert the course of justice.

A Conservative Version

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

American Standard Version

A wicked man receiveth a bribe out of the bosom, To pervert the ways of justice.

Amplified

A wicked man receives a bribe out of the bosom (pocket) to pervert the ways of justice.

Bible in Basic English

A sinner takes an offering out of his robe, to get a decision for himself in a cause.

Darby Translation

A wicked man taketh a gift out of the bosom, to pervert the paths of judgment.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

A wicked man takes a gift in secret to pervert the paths of judgment.

Julia Smith Translation

The unjust one will take a gift from the bosom to turn, aside the paths of judgment

King James 2000

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

Lexham Expanded Bible

The wicked will accept a bribe from the lap, [in order] to pervert the ways of justice.

Modern King James verseion

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

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

The ungodly taketh gifts out of the bosom, to wrest the ways of judgment.

NET Bible

A wicked person receives a bribe secretly to pervert the ways of justice.

New Heart English Bible

A wicked man receives a bribe in secret, to pervert the ways of justice.

The Emphasized Bible

A bribe out of his bosom, doth a lawless man take, to pervert the ways of justice.

Webster

A wicked man taketh a gift out of the bosom to pervert the ways of judgment.

World English Bible

A wicked man receives a bribe in secret, to pervert the ways of justice.

Youngs Literal Translation

A bribe from the bosom the wicked taketh, To turn aside the paths of judgment.

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
רשׁע 
Rasha` 
Usage: 263

לקח 
Laqach 
Usage: 966

a gift
שׁחד 
Shachad 
Usage: 23

out of the bosom
חוק חק חיק 
Cheyq 
Usage: 38

the ways
ארח 
'orach 
Usage: 59

References

Context Readings

Proverbs Of Solomon

22 A joyful heart is good medicine, But a broken spirit dries up the bones. 23 A wicked man receives a bribe from the bosom To pervert the ways of justice. 24 Wisdom is in the presence of the one who has understanding, But the eyes of a fool are on the ends of the earth.



Cross References

Exodus 23:8

"You shall not take a bribe, for a bribe blinds the clear-sighted and subverts the cause of the just.

Proverbs 17:8

A bribe is a charm in the sight of its owner; Wherever he turns, he prospers.

Micah 7:3

Concerning evil, both hands do it well The prince asks, also the judge, for a bribe, And a great man speaks the desire of his soul; So they weave it together.

Deuteronomy 16:19

"You shall not distort justice; you shall not be partial, and you shall not take a bribe, for a bribe blinds the eyes of the wise and perverts the words of the righteous.

1 Samuel 8:3

His sons, however, did not walk in his ways, but turned aside after dishonest gain and took bribes and perverted justice.

1 Samuel 12:3

"Here I am; bear witness against me before the LORD and His anointed Whose ox have I taken, or whose donkey have I taken, or whom have I defrauded? Whom have I oppressed, or from whose hand have I taken a bribe to blind my eyes with it? I will restore it to you."

Proverbs 18:16

A man's gift makes room for him And brings him before great men.

Proverbs 21:14

A gift in secret subdues anger, And a bribe in the bosom, strong wrath.

Isaiah 1:23

Your rulers are rebels And companions of thieves; Everyone loves a bribe And chases after rewards They do not defend the orphan, Nor does the widow's plea come before them.

Ezekiel 22:12

"In you they have taken bribes to shed blood; you have taken interest and profits, and you have injured your neighbors for gain by oppression, and you have forgotten Me," declares the Lord GOD.

Micah 3:11

Her leaders pronounce judgment for a bribe, Her priests instruct for a price And her prophets divine for money Yet they lean on the LORD saying, "Is not the LORD in our midst? Calamity will not come upon us."

Mark 14:10-11

Then Judas Iscariot, who was one of the twelve, went off to the chief priests in order to betray Him to them.



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