A bribe is as a magic stone in the eyes of him that gives it: wherever he turns, he prospers.
A man's gift makes room for him, and brings him before great men.
A gift in secret averts anger: and a bribe in the bosom, strong wrath.
Surely oppression makes a wise man mad; and a bribe destroys the heart.
And you shall take no bribe: for the bribe blinds the wise, and perverts the words of the righteous.
The king by justice establishes the land: but he that receives bribes overthrows it.
To show partiality is not good: because for a piece of bread that man will transgress.
In whose hands is mischief, and their right hand is full of bribes.
A wicked man takes a bribe out of the bosom to pervert the ways of justice.
Cursed be he that takes a bribe to slay an innocent person. And all the people shall say, Amen.
They give gifts to all harlots: but you give your gifts to all your lovers, and hire them, that they may come unto you on every side for your harlotry.