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.
A man's gift makes room for him and brings him before great men.
A gift in secret pacifies and turns away anger, and a bribe in the lap, strong wrath.
Surely oppression and extortion make a wise man foolish, and a bribe destroys the understanding and judgment.
You shall take no bribe, for the bribe blinds those who have sight and perverts the testimony and the cause of the righteous.
The king by justice establishes the land, but he who exacts gifts and tribute overthrows it.
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.
In whose hands is wickedness, and their right hands are full of bribes.
A wicked man receives a bribe out of the bosom (pocket) to pervert the ways of justice.
Cursed is he who takes a bribe to slay an innocent person. All the people shall say, Amen.
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).