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Theasaurus: Bribery

7 Bible Verses about Bribery

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Proverbs 17:8

A gift is a precious stone in the eyes of the possessor: whithersoever it turneth it prospereth.

Psalm 26:10

In whose hands are evil devices, and their right hand is full of bribes.

Psalm 15:5

He that putteth not out his money to usury, nor taketh reward against the innocent. He that doeth these things shall never be moved.

From Thematic Bible


Bribery » Condemned

Isaiah 1:23

thy princes are rebellious, and companions of thieves; every one loveth presents, and hunteth after rewards; they judge not the fatherless, and the cause of the widow cometh not unto them.

Psalm 26:10

In whose hands are evil devices, and their right hand is full of bribes.

Proverbs 17:23

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

Isaiah 5:23

who justify the wicked for a bribe, and turn away the righteousness of the righteous from them!

More verses: Isaiah 33:15 Amos 5:12

Bribery » Examples of

1 Kings 15:19

There is a league between me and thee, as between my father and thy father; behold, I send thee a present of silver and gold: go, break thy league with Baasha king of Israel, that he may depart from me.

Judges 16:5

And the lords of the Philistines came to her and said to her, "Entice him, and see wherein 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 eleven hundred pieces of silver."

Esther 3:9

If it please the king, let it be written that they may be destroyed, and I will pay ten thousand talents of silver into the hands of those that have charge of the affairs, to bring it into the king's treasuries.

Matthew 28:12

And having assembled with the elders, and having taken counsel, they gave a large sum of money to the soldiers,

More verses: Mark 14:11 Acts 8:18

Bribery » What gifts (bribes) do

Deuteronomy 16:19

Thou shalt not wrest judgment; thou shalt not respect persons, neither take a bribe; for the bribe blindeth the eyes of the wise, and perverteth the words of the righteous.

Proverbs 18:16

A man's gift maketh room for him, and bringeth him before great men.

Ecclesiastes 7:7

Surely oppression maketh a wise man mad, and a gift destroyeth the heart.

Bribery » Not taking gifts (bribes)

Deuteronomy 16:19

Thou shalt not wrest judgment; thou shalt not respect persons, neither take a bribe; for the bribe blindeth the eyes of the wise, and perverteth the words of the righteous.

2 Chronicles 19:7

And now, let the terror of Jehovah be upon you; be careful what ye do, for there is no iniquity with Jehovah, nor respect of persons, nor taking of presents.

Bribery » Instances of » Chief priests bribe judas

Mark 14:11

and they, when they heard it, rejoiced, and promised him to give money. And he sought how he could opportunely deliver him up.

Matthew 26:15

and said, What are ye willing to give me, and I will deliver him up to you? And they appointed to him thirty pieces of silver.

Matthew 27:3-9

Then Judas, who delivered him up, seeing that he had been condemned, filled with remorse, returned the thirty pieces of silver to the chief priests and the elders, saying, I have sinned in having delivered up guiltless blood. But they said, What is that to us? see thou to that. And having cast down the pieces of silver in the temple, he left the place, and went away and hanged himself. read more.
And the chief priests took the pieces of silver and said, It is not lawful to cast them into the Corban, since it is the price of blood. And having taken counsel, they bought with them the field of the potter for a burying-ground for strangers. Wherefore that field has been called Blood-field unto this day. Then was fulfilled that which was spoken through Jeremias the prophet, saying, And I took the thirty pieces of silver, the price of him that was set a price on, whom they who were of the sons of Israel had set a price on,

Luke 22:5

And they were rejoiced, and agreed to give him money.

Bribery » Those that do not receive bribes

Isaiah 33:15-16

He that walketh righteously, and speaketh uprightly; he that despiseth the gain of oppressions, that shaketh his hands from taking hold of bribes, that stoppeth his ears from hearing of blood, and shutteth his eyes from seeing evil: he shall dwell on high, the fortresses of the rocks shall be his high retreat; bread shall be given him, his water shall 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 having assembled with the elders, and having taken counsel, they gave a large sum of money to the soldiers, saying, Say that his disciples coming by night stole him while we were sleeping. And if this should come to the hearing of the governor, we will persuade him, and save you from all anxiety. read more.
And they took the money and did as they had been taught. And this report is current among the Jews until this day.

Bribery » Instances of » The false prophet, shemaiah

Nehemiah 6:10-13

And I came to the house of Shemaiah the son of Delaiah, the son of Mehetabeel, who had shut himself up. And 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 thee; even in the night are they coming to kill thee. And I said, Should such a man as I flee? and who is there, that, being as I am, could go into the temple, and live? I will not go in. And I perceived, and behold, God had not sent him; for he pronounced this prophecy against me; and Tobijah and Sanballat had hired him. read more.
Therefore was he hired, that I should be afraid, and do so, and sin, and that they might have wherewith to spread an evil report, that they might reproach me.

Bribery » Instances of » benhadad

1 Kings 15:19

There is a league between me and thee, as between my father and thy father; behold, I send thee a present of silver and gold: go, break thy league with Baasha king of Israel, that he may depart from me.

Bribery » The tabernacles of bribery

Job 15:34

For the family of the ungodly shall be barren, and fire shall consume the tents of bribery.

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

Acts 24:26

hoping at the same time that money would be given him by Paul: wherefore also he sent for him the oftener and communed with him.

Bribery » Instances of » Delilah

Judges 16:5

And the lords of the Philistines came to her and said to her, "Entice him, and see wherein 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 eleven hundred pieces of silver."

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

Esther 3:9

If it please the king, let it be written that they may be destroyed, and I will pay ten thousand talents of silver into the hands of those that have charge of the affairs, to bring it into the king's treasuries.

The Nation » Bribery » Condemned

Isaiah 1:23

thy princes are rebellious, and companions of thieves; every one loveth presents, and hunteth after rewards; they judge not the fatherless, and the cause of the widow cometh not unto them.

Psalm 26:10

In whose hands are evil devices, and their right hand is full of bribes.

Proverbs 17:23

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

Isaiah 5:23

who justify the wicked for a bribe, and turn away the righteousness of the righteous from them!

More verses: Isaiah 33:15 Amos 5:12

The Nation » Bribery » Examples of

1 Kings 15:19

There is a league between me and thee, as between my father and thy father; behold, I send thee a present of silver and gold: go, break thy league with Baasha king of Israel, that he may depart from me.

Judges 16:5

And the lords of the Philistines came to her and said to her, "Entice him, and see wherein 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 eleven hundred pieces of silver."

Esther 3:9

If it please the king, let it be written that they may be destroyed, and I will pay ten thousand talents of silver into the hands of those that have charge of the affairs, to bring it into the king's treasuries.

Matthew 28:12

And having assembled with the elders, and having taken counsel, they gave a large 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 very highly will I honour thee, and whatever thou shalt say to me will I do; come therefore, I pray thee, curse me this people.

Bribery, Is Sin

2;23;8

And thou shalt take no bribe; for the bribe blindeth those whose eyes are open, and perverteth the words of the righteous.

Bribery, Results Of

19;26;10

In whose hands are evil devices, and their right hand is full of bribes.