And a bribe thou dost not take; for the bribe bindeth the open -eyed, and perverteth the words of the righteous.
2 Chronicles 19:7
and now, let fear of Jehovah be upon you, observe and do, for there is not with Jehovah our God perverseness, and acceptance of faces, and taking of a bribe.'
for Jehovah your God -- He is God of the gods, and Lord of the lords; God, the great, the mighty, and the fearful; who accepteth not persons, nor taketh a bribe;
A gift in secret pacifieth anger, And a bribe in the bosom strong fury.
For the company of the profane is gloomy, And fire hath consumed tents of bribery.
Cursed is he who is taking a bribe to smite a person, innocent blood, -- and all the people have said, Amen.