And you shall take no bribe, for a bribe blinds the clear-sighted and subverts the cause of those who are in the right.
Whoever is greedy for unjust gain troubles his own household, but he who hates bribes will live.
The wicked accepts a bribe in secret to pervert the ways of justice.
A bribe is like a magic stone in the eyes of the one who gives it; wherever he turns he prospers.
Surely oppression drives the wise into madness, and a bribe corrupts the heart.
For I know how many are your transgressions and how great are your sins— you who afflict the righteous, who take a bribe, and turn aside the needy in the gate.
You shall not pervert justice. You shall not show partiality, and you shall not accept a bribe, for a bribe blinds the eyes of the wise and subverts the cause of the righteous.
A gift in secret averts anger, and a concealed bribe, strong wrath.
In whose hands are evil devices, and whose right hands are full of bribes.
Who acquit the guilty for a bribe, and deprive the innocent of his right!
Your princes are rebels and companions of thieves. Everyone loves a bribe and runs after gifts. They do not bring justice to the fatherless, and the widow's cause does not come to them.
Treasures gained by wickedness do not profit, but righteousness delivers from death.
For the company of the godless is barren, and fire consumes the tents of bribery.
1 Timothy 6:10
For the love of money is a root of all kinds of evils. It is through this craving that some have wandered away from the faith and pierced themselves with many pangs.
And when they had assembled with the elders and taken counsel, they gave a sufficient sum of money to the soldiers and said, “Tell people, ‘His disciples came by night and stole him away while we were asleep.’ And if this comes to the governor's ears, we will satisfy him and keep you out of trouble.” So they took the money and did as they were directed. And this story has been spread among the Jews to this day.
To show partiality is not good, but for a piece of bread a man will do wrong.
1 Samuel 8:3
Yet his sons did not walk in his ways but turned aside after gain. They took bribes and perverted justice.
And the lords of the Philistines came up to her and said to her, “Seduce him, and see where his great strength lies, and by what means we may overpower him, that we may bind him to humble him. And we will each give you 1,100 pieces of silver.”
Their hands are on what is evil, to do it well; the prince and the judge ask for a bribe, and the great man utters the evil desire of his soul; thus they weave it together.
In you they take bribes to shed blood; you take interest and profit and make gain of your neighbors by extortion; but me you have forgotten, declares the Lord God.
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