Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
In whose hands is mischief, and their right hand is full of bribes.
Thou have seen. For thou behold mischief and spite, to repay with thy hand. The poor man commits [himself] to thee. Thou have been the helper of the fatherless.
For, lo, the wicked bend the bow. They make ready their arrow upon the string that they may shoot in darkness at the upright in heart.
He devises iniquity upon his bed. He sets himself in a way that is not good. He does not abhor evil.
Thy tongue devises wickedness, like a sharp razor, working deceitfully.
Destroy, O LORD, divide their tongue, for I have seen violence and strife in the city.
For their feet run to evil, and they make haste to shed blood.
For they do not sleep unless they do evil. And their sleep is taken away unless they cause to fall.
Woe to those who devise iniquity and work evil upon their beds! When the morning is light they practice it, because it is in the power of their hand.
Then the chief priests, and the scholars, and the elders of the people, assembled together to the courtyard of the high priest, who was called Caiaphas,
And when it became day, some of the Jews, having made a conspiracy, put themselves under a curse, saying neither to eat nor to drink until they would kill Paul.
And thou shall take no bribe, for a bribe blinds those who have sight, and perverts the words of the righteous.
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.
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.
He who walks righteously, and speaks uprightly. He who despises the gain of oppressions, who shakes his hands from taking a bribe, who stops his ears from hearing of blood, and shuts his eyes from looking upon evil.
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.
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].
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.