A gift is a precious stone in the eyes of the possessor: whithersoever it turneth it prospereth.
A man's gift maketh room for him, and bringeth him before great men.
A gift in secret pacifieth anger; and a present in the bosom, vehement fury.
Surely oppression maketh a wise man mad, and a gift destroyeth the heart.
And thou shalt take no bribe; for the bribe blindeth those whose eyes are open, and perverteth the words of the righteous.
A king by just judgment establisheth the land; but he that taketh gifts overthroweth it.
To have respect of persons is not good; but for a piece of bread will a man transgress.
In whose hands are evil devices, and their right hand is full of bribes.
A wicked man taketh a gift out of the bosom, to pervert the paths of judgment.
Cursed be he that taketh reward to smite mortally shedding innocent blood! And all the people shall say, Amen.
They give rewards to all harlots; but thou gavest thy rewards to all thy lovers, and rewardedst them, that they might come unto thee on every side for thy whoredoms.