Effect Of Bribes

Most Relevant Verses

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.

Proverbs 18:16

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

Proverbs 21:14

A gift in secret pacifies and turns away anger, and a bribe in the lap, strong wrath.

Ecclesiastes 7:7

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

Exodus 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.

Proverbs 28:21

To have respect of persons and to show partiality is not good, neither is it good that man should transgress for a piece of bread.

Psalm 26:10

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

Proverbs 17:23

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

Deuteronomy 27:25

Cursed is he who takes a bribe to slay an innocent person. All the people shall say, Amen.

Ezekiel 16:33

Men give gifts to all harlots, but you give your gifts to all your lovers and hire them, bribing [the nations to ally themselves with you], that they may come to you on every side for your harlotries (your idolatrous unfaithfulnesses to God).

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