A bribe works wonders in the eyes of its giver; wherever he turns he prospers.
A person's gift opens doors for him, bringing him access to important people.
Privately given gifts pacify wrath, and payments made secretly appease great anger.
Unjust gain makes the wise foolish, and a bribe corrupts the heart.
You are not to take a bribe because a bribe blinds the clear-sighted and distorts the words of the righteous.
A king brings stability to a land through justice, but a man who takes bribes brings it to ruin.
To show partiality isn't good, yet for a piece of bread the valiant will transgress.
Their hands are filled with wicked schemes, and their right hands with bribes.
The wicked man takes a bribe in secret in order to pervert the course of justice.
""Cursed is one who accepts a bribe to kill an innocent person.' "Then all the people are to respond by saying, "Amen!'
"All prostitutes receive gifts, but you give your gifts to all your lovers, then you bribe them to come to you from everywhere to get your sexual favors!