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Theasaurus: Bribery

7 Bible Verses about Bribery

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Proverbs 17:8

A bribe is like a bright, precious stone that dazzles the eyes and affects the mind of him who gives it; [as if by magic] he prospers, whichever way he turns.

Psalm 15:5

[He who] does not put out his money for interest [to one of his own people] and who will not take a bribe against the innocent. He who does these things shall never be moved.

From Thematic Bible


Bribery » Condemned

Isaiah 1:23

Your princes are rebels and companions of thieves; everyone loves bribes and runs after compensation and rewards. They judge not for the fatherless nor defend them, neither does the cause of the widow come to them [for they delay or turn a deaf ear].

Proverbs 17:23

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

Isaiah 5:23

Who justify and acquit the guilty for a bribe, but take away the rights of the innocent and righteous from them!

More verses: Isaiah 33:15 Amos 5:12

Bribery » Examples of

1 Kings 15:19

Let there be a league between me and you, as was between my father and your father. Behold, I am sending you a present of silver and gold; go, break your league with Baasha king of Israel, that he may withdraw from me.

Judges 16:5

And the lords of the Philistines came to her and said to her, Entice him and see in what his great strength lies, and by what means we may overpower him that we may bind him to subdue him. And we will each give you 1,100 pieces of silver.

Esther 3:9

If it pleases the king, let it be decreed that they be destroyed, and I will pay 10,000 talents of silver into the hands of those who have charge of the king's business, that it may be brought into the king's treasuries.

Matthew 28:12

And when they [the chief priests] had gathered with the elders and had consulted together, they gave a sufficient sum of money to the soldiers,

More verses: Mark 14:11 Acts 8:18

Bribery » What gifts (bribes) do

Deuteronomy 16:19

You shall not misinterpret or misapply judgment; you shall not be partial, or take a bribe, for a bribe blinds the eyes of the wise and perverts the words of the righteous.

Proverbs 18:16

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

Ecclesiastes 7:7

Surely oppression and extortion make a wise man foolish, and a bribe destroys the understanding and judgment.

Bribery » Not taking gifts (bribes)

Deuteronomy 16:19

You shall not misinterpret or misapply judgment; you shall not be partial, or take a bribe, for a bribe blinds the eyes of the wise and perverts the words of the righteous.

2 Chronicles 19:7

So now let the reverence and fear of the Lord be upon you; take heed what you do, for there is no injustice with the Lord our God, or partiality or taking of bribes.

Bribery » Instances of » Chief priests bribe judas

Mark 14:11

And when they heard it, they rejoiced and were delighted, and they promised to give him money. And he [busying himself continually] sought an opportunity to betray Him.

Matthew 26:15

And said, What are you willing to give me if I hand Him over to you? And they weighed out for and paid to him thirty pieces of silver [about twenty-one dollars and sixty cents].

Matthew 27:3-9

When Judas, His betrayer, saw that [Jesus] was condemned, [Judas was afflicted in mind and troubled for his former folly; and] with remorse [with little more than a selfish dread of the consequences] he brought back the thirty pieces of silver to the chief priests and the elders, Saying, I have sinned in betraying innocent blood. They replied, What is that to us? See to that yourself. And casting the pieces of silver [forward] into the [Holy Place of the sanctuary of the] temple, he departed; and he went off and hanged himself. read more.
But the chief priests, picking up the pieces of silver, said, It is not legal to put these in the [consecrated] treasury, for it is the price of blood. So after consultation they bought with them [the pieces of silver] the potter's field [as a place] in which to bury strangers. Therefore that piece of ground has been called the Field of Blood to the present day. Then were fulfilled the words spoken by Jeremiah the prophet when he said, And they took the thirty pieces of silver, the price of Him on Whom a price had been set by some of the sons of Israel,

Luke 22:5

And they were delighted and pledged [themselves] to give him money.

Bribery » Those that do not receive bribes

Isaiah 33:15-16

He who walks righteously and speaks uprightly, who despises gain from fraud and from oppression, who shakes his hand free from the taking of bribes, who stops his ears from hearing of bloodshed and shuts his eyes to avoid looking upon evil. [Such a man] will dwell on the heights; his place of defense will be the fortresses of rocks; his bread will be given him; water for him will be sure.

Bribery » Those that hate gifts (bribes)

Bribery » Those that receive gifts (bribes)

Bribery » Instances of » Soldiers bribed to declare that the disciples stole the body of jesus

Matthew 28:12-15

And when they [the chief priests] had gathered with the elders and had consulted together, they gave a sufficient sum of money to the soldiers, And said, Tell people, His disciples came at night and stole Him away while we were sleeping. And if the governor hears of it, we will appease him and make you safe and free from trouble and care. read more.
So they took the money and did as they were instructed; and this story has been current among the Jews to the present day.

Bribery » Instances of » The false prophet, shemaiah

Nehemiah 6:10-13

I went into the house of Shemaiah son of Delaiah, the son of Mehetabel, who was shut up. He said, Let us meet together in the house of God, within the temple, and let us shut the doors of the temple, for they are coming to kill you -- "at night they are coming to kill you. But I said, Should such a man as I flee? And what man such as I could go into the temple [where only the priests are allowed to go] and yet live? I will not go in. And behold, I saw that God had not sent him, but he made this prophecy against me because Tobiah and Sanballat had hired him. read more.
He was hired that I should be made afraid and do as he said and sin, that they might have matter for an evil report with which to taunt and reproach me.

Bribery » Instances of » benhadad

1 Kings 15:19

Let there be a league between me and you, as was between my father and your father. Behold, I am sending you a present of silver and gold; go, break your league with Baasha king of Israel, that he may withdraw from me.

Bribery » The tabernacles of bribery

Job 15:34

For the company of the godless shall be barren, and fire shall consume the tents of bribery (wrong and injustice).

Bribery » Instances of » Governor felix seeks a bribe from paul

Acts 24:26

At the same time he hoped to get money from Paul, for which reason he continued to send for him and was in his company and conversed with him often.

Bribery » Instances of » Delilah

Judges 16:5

And the lords of the Philistines came to her and said to her, Entice him and see in what his great strength lies, and by what means we may overpower him that we may bind him to subdue him. And we will each give you 1,100 pieces of silver.

Bribery » Instances of » Haman bribes ahasuerus to destroy the jews

Esther 3:9

If it pleases the king, let it be decreed that they be destroyed, and I will pay 10,000 talents of silver into the hands of those who have charge of the king's business, that it may be brought into the king's treasuries.

The Nation » Bribery » Condemned

Isaiah 1:23

Your princes are rebels and companions of thieves; everyone loves bribes and runs after compensation and rewards. They judge not for the fatherless nor defend them, neither does the cause of the widow come to them [for they delay or turn a deaf ear].

Proverbs 17:23

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

Isaiah 5:23

Who justify and acquit the guilty for a bribe, but take away the rights of the innocent and righteous from them!

More verses: Isaiah 33:15 Amos 5:12

The Nation » Bribery » Examples of

1 Kings 15:19

Let there be a league between me and you, as was between my father and your father. Behold, I am sending you a present of silver and gold; go, break your league with Baasha king of Israel, that he may withdraw from me.

Judges 16:5

And the lords of the Philistines came to her and said to her, Entice him and see in what his great strength lies, and by what means we may overpower him that we may bind him to subdue him. And we will each give you 1,100 pieces of silver.

Esther 3:9

If it pleases the king, let it be decreed that they be destroyed, and I will pay 10,000 talents of silver into the hands of those who have charge of the king's business, that it may be brought into the king's treasuries.

Matthew 28:12

And when they [the chief priests] had gathered with the elders and had consulted together, they gave a sufficient sum of money to the soldiers,

More verses: Mark 14:11 Acts 8:18

Topics on Bribery

Bribery, Examples Of

4;22;17-18

For I will promote you to very great honor and I will do whatever you tell me; so come, I beg of you, curse this people for me.

Bribery, Is Sin

2;23;8

You shall take no bribe, for the bribe blinds those who have sight and perverts the testimony and the cause of the righteous.

Bribery, Results Of

19;26;10

In whose hands is wickedness, and their right hands are full of bribes.