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Theasaurus: Bribery

7 Bible Verses about Bribery

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Proverbs 17:8

A bribe is a precious stone in the eyes of him who gives it; wherever he turns, he prospers.

Psalm 15:5

he who doesn't lend out his money for usury, nor take a bribe against the innocent. He who does these things shall never be shaken. A Poem by David.

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Bribery » Condemned

Isaiah 1:23

Your princes are rebellious, and companions of thieves. Everyone loves bribes, and follows after rewards. They don't judge the fatherless, neither does the cause of the widow come to them.

Proverbs 17:23

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

Isaiah 5:23

who acquit the guilty for a bribe, but deny justice for the innocent!

More verses: Isaiah 33:15 Amos 5:12

Bribery » Examples of

1 Kings 15:19

"There is a treaty between me and you, between my father and your father. Behold, I have sent to you a present of silver and gold. Go, break your treaty with Baasha king of Israel, that he may depart from me."

Judges 16:5

The lords of the Philistines came up to her, and said to her, "Entice him, and see in which his great strength lies, and by what means we may prevail against him, that we may bind him to afflict him; and we will each give you eleven hundred [pieces] of silver."

Esther 3:9

If it pleases the king, let it be written that they be destroyed; and I will pay ten thousand talents of silver into the hands of those who are in charge of the king's business, to bring it into the king's treasuries."

Matthew 28:12

When they were assembled with the elders, and had taken counsel, they gave a large amount of silver to the soldiers,

More verses: Mark 14:11 Acts 8:18

Bribery » What gifts (bribes) do

Deuteronomy 16:19

You shall not wrest justice: you shall not respect persons; neither shall you take a bribe; for a bribe does blind the eyes of the wise, and pervert 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 extortion makes the wise man foolish; and a bribe destroys the understanding.

Bribery » Not taking gifts (bribes)

Deuteronomy 16:19

You shall not wrest justice: you shall not respect persons; neither shall you take a bribe; for a bribe does blind the eyes of the wise, and pervert the words of the righteous.

2 Chronicles 19:7

Now therefore let the fear of Yahweh be on you. Take heed and do it: for there is no iniquity with Yahweh our God, nor respect of persons, nor taking of bribes."

Bribery » Instances of » Chief priests bribe judas

Mark 14:11

They, when they heard it, were glad, and promised to give him money. He sought how he might conveniently deliver him.

Matthew 26:15

and said, "What are you willing to give me, that I should deliver him to you?" They weighed out for him thirty pieces of silver.

Matthew 27:3-9

Then Judas, who betrayed him, when he saw that Jesus was condemned, felt remorse, and brought back the thirty pieces of silver to the chief priests and elders, saying, "I have sinned in that I betrayed innocent blood." But they said, "What is that to us? You see to it." He threw down the pieces of silver in the sanctuary, and departed. He went away and hanged himself. read more.
The chief priests took the pieces of silver, and said, "It's not lawful to put them into the treasury, since it is the price of blood." They took counsel, and bought the potter's field with them, to bury strangers in. Therefore that field was called "The Field of Blood" to this day. Then that which was spoken through Jeremiah the prophet was fulfilled, saying, "They took the thirty pieces of silver, the price of him upon whom a price had been set, whom some of the children of Israel priced,

Luke 22:5

They were glad, and agreed to give him money.

Bribery » Those that do not receive bribes

Isaiah 33:15-16

He who walks righteously, and speaks blamelessly; He who despises the gain of oppressions, who gestures with his hands, refusing to take a bribe, who stops his ears from hearing of blood, and shuts his eyes from looking at evil -- he will dwell on high. His place of defense will be the fortress of rocks. His bread will be supplied. His waters 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

When they were assembled with the elders, and had taken counsel, they gave a large amount of silver to the soldiers, saying, "Say that his disciples came by night, and stole him away while we slept. If this comes to the governor's ears, we will persuade him and make you free of worry." read more.
So they took the money and did as they were told. This saying was spread abroad among the Jews, and continues until this day.

Bribery » Instances of » The false prophet, shemaiah

Nehemiah 6:10-13

I went to the house of Shemaiah the son of Delaiah the son of Mehetabel, who was shut in at his home; 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 will come to kill you; yes, in the night will they come to kill you." I said, "Should such a man as I flee? Who is there that, being such as I, would go into the temple to save his life? I will not go in." I discerned, and behold, God had not sent him; but he pronounced this prophecy against me. Tobiah and Sanballat had hired him. read more.
He hired so that I would be afraid, do so, and sin, and that they might have material for an evil report, that they might reproach me.

Bribery » Instances of » benhadad

1 Kings 15:19

"There is a treaty between me and you, between my father and your father. Behold, I have sent to you a present of silver and gold. Go, break your treaty with Baasha king of Israel, that he may depart 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.

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

Acts 24:26

Meanwhile, he also hoped that money would be given to him by Paul, that he might release him. Therefore also he sent for him more often, and talked with him.

Bribery » Instances of » Delilah

Judges 16:5

The lords of the Philistines came up to her, and said to her, "Entice him, and see in which his great strength lies, and by what means we may prevail against him, that we may bind him to afflict 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 pleases the king, let it be written that they be destroyed; and I will pay ten thousand talents of silver into the hands of those who are in charge of the king's business, to bring it into the king's treasuries."

The Nation » Bribery » Condemned

Isaiah 1:23

Your princes are rebellious, and companions of thieves. Everyone loves bribes, and follows after rewards. They don't judge the fatherless, neither does the cause of the widow come to them.

Proverbs 17:23

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

Isaiah 5:23

who acquit the guilty for a bribe, but deny justice for the innocent!

More verses: Isaiah 33:15 Amos 5:12

The Nation » Bribery » Examples of

1 Kings 15:19

"There is a treaty between me and you, between my father and your father. Behold, I have sent to you a present of silver and gold. Go, break your treaty with Baasha king of Israel, that he may depart from me."

Judges 16:5

The lords of the Philistines came up to her, and said to her, "Entice him, and see in which his great strength lies, and by what means we may prevail against him, that we may bind him to afflict him; and we will each give you eleven hundred [pieces] of silver."

Esther 3:9

If it pleases the king, let it be written that they be destroyed; and I will pay ten thousand talents of silver into the hands of those who are in charge of the king's business, to bring it into the king's treasuries."

Matthew 28:12

When they were assembled with the elders, and had taken counsel, they gave a large amount of silver to the soldiers,

More verses: Mark 14:11 Acts 8:18

Topics on Bribery

Bribery, Examples Of

Numbers 22:17-18

for I will promote you to very great honor, and whatever you say to me I will do. Please come therefore, and curse this people for me.'"