1 Samuel 8:3
Good News Translation
But they did not follow their father's example; they were interested only in making money, so they accepted bribes and did not decide cases honestly.

Contemporary English Version
But they were not like their father. They were dishonest and accepted bribes to give unfair decisions.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And his sons walked not in his ways: but they turned aside after lucre, and took bribes, and perverted judgment.

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And his sons walked not in his ways: but they turned aside after lucre, and took bribes, and perverted judgment.

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2 Samuel 15:4 O that they would make me judge over the land, that all that have business might come to me, that I might do them justice.

1 Kings 12:6-11 King Roboam took counsel with the old men, that stood before Solomon, his father, while he yet lived, and he said: What counsel do you give me, that I may answer this people? . . .

2 Kings 21:1-3 Manasses was twelve years old when he began to reign, and he reigned five and fifty years in Jerusalem: the name of his mother was Haphsiba. . . .

Ecclesiastes 2:19 Whom I know not whether he will be a wise man or a fool, and he shall have rule over all my labours with which I have laboured and been solicitous: and is there anything so vain?

Jeremiah 22:15-17 Shalt thou reign, because thou comparest thyself to the cedar? did not thy father eat and drink, and do judgment and justice, and it was then well with him? . . .

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Exodus 18:21 And provide out of all the people able men, such as fear God, in whom there is truth, and that hate avarice, and appoint of them rulers of thousands, and of hundreds, and of fifties, and of tens,

Deuteronomy 16:19 And not go aside to either part. Thou shalt not accept person nor gifts: for gifts blind the eyes of the wise, and change the words of the just.

Psalm 15:5 He that hath not put out his money to usury, nor taken bribes against the innocent: He that doth these things, shall not be moved for ever.

Psalm 26:10 In whose hands are iniquities: their right hand is filled with gifts.

Isaiah 33:15 He that walketh in justices, and speaketh truth, that casteth away avarice by oppression, and shaketh his hands from all bribes, that stoppeth his ears lest he hear blood, and shutteth his eyes that he may see no evil.

1 Timothy 3:3 Not given to wine, no striker, but modest, not quarrelsome, not covetous, but

1 Timothy 6:10 For the desire of money is the root of all evils; which some coveting have erred from the faith and have entangled themselves in many sorrows.

Context
Israel Demands a King
2Now the name of his firstborn son was Joel: and the name of the second was Abia, judges in Bersabee. 3And his sons walked not in his ways: but they turned aside after lucre, and took bribes, and perverted judgment.4Then all the ancients of Israel being assembled came to Samuel to Ramatha.…
Cross References
Exodus 23:6
Thou shalt not go aside in the poor man's judgment.

Exodus 23:8
Neither shalt thou take bribes, which even blind the wise, and pervert the words of the just.

Deuteronomy 16:19
And not go aside to either part. Thou shalt not accept person nor gifts: for gifts blind the eyes of the wise, and change the words of the just.

1 Samuel 2:35
And I will raise me up a faithful priest, who shall do according to my heart, and my soul and I will build him a faithful house, and he shall walk all days before my anointed.

1 Samuel 12:2
And now the king goeth before you: but I am old and greyheaded: and my sons are with you: having then conversed with you from my youth until this day, behold here I am.

Additional Translations
But his sons did not walk in his ways; they turned aside toward dishonest gain, accepted bribes, and perverted justice.And his sons walked not in his ways, but turned aside after lucre, and took bribes, and perverted judgment.

And his sons walked not in his ways, but turned aside after lucre, and took bribes, and perverted justice.

And his sons did not walk in his way; and they turned aside after gain, and took gifts, and perverted judgments.

And his sons walked not in his ways, but turned aside after lucre, and took bribes, and perverted justice.

And his sons walked not in his ways, but turned aside after lucre, and took bribes, and perverted judgment.

And his sons walked not in his ways, but turned aside after lucre, and took bribes, and perverted judgment.

His sons didn't walk in his ways, but turned aside after lucre, and took bribes, and perverted justice.

and his sons have not walked in his ways, and turn aside after the dishonest gain, and take a bribe, and turn aside judgment.
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