Proverbs 17:23
Good News Translation
Corrupt judges accept secret bribes, and then justice is not done.

Contemporary English Version
Crooks accept secret bribes to keep justice from being done.

Douay-Rheims Bible
The wicked man taketh gifts out of the bosom, that he may pervert the paths of judgment.

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The wicked man taketh gifts out of the bosom, that he may pervert the paths of judgment.

Proverbs 17:8 The expectation of him that expecteth is a most acceptable jewel: whithersoever he turneth himself, he understandeth wisely.

Proverbs 18:16 A man's gift enlargeth his way, and maketh him room before princes.

Proverbs 21:14 A secret present quencheth anger: and a gift in the bosom, the greatest wrath.

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 8:3 And his sons walked not in his ways: but they turned aside after lucre, and took bribes, and perverted judgment.

1 Samuel 12:3 Speak of me before the Lord, and before his anointed, whether I have taken any man's ox, or ass: if I have wronged any man, if I have oppressed any man, if I have taken a bribe at any man's hand: and I will despise it this day, and will restore it to you.

Isaiah 1:23 Thy princes are faithless, companions of thieves: they all love bribes, they run after rewards. They judge not for the fatherless: and the widow's cause cometh not in to them.

Ezekiel 22:12 They have taken gifts in thee to shed blood: thou hast taken usury and increase, and hast covetously oppressed thy neighbours: and thou hast forgotten me, saith the Lord God.

Micah 7:3 The evil of their hands they call good: the prince requireth, and the judge is for giving: and the great man hath uttered the desire of his soul, and they have troubled it.

Mark 14:10,11 And Judas Iscariot, one of the twelve, went to the chief priests, to betray him to them. . . .

Context
Better a Dry Morsel in Quietness
22A joyful mind maketh age flourishing: a sorrowful spirit drieth up the bones. 23The wicked man taketh gifts out of the bosom, that he may pervert the paths of judgment.24Wisdom shineth in the face of the wise: the eyes of fools are in the ends of the earth.…
Cross References
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.

Proverbs 17:8
The expectation of him that expecteth is a most acceptable jewel: whithersoever he turneth himself, he understandeth wisely.

Ecclesiastes 7:7
Oppression troubleth the wise, and shall destroy the strength of his heart.

Micah 3:11
You that build up Sion with blood, and Jerusalem with iniquity.

Micah 7:3
The evil of their hands they call good: the prince requireth, and the judge is for giving: and the great man hath uttered the desire of his soul, and they have troubled it.

Additional Translations
A wicked man takes a covert bribe to subvert the course of justice.A wicked man takes a gift out of the bosom to pervert the ways of judgment.

A wicked man receiveth a bribe out of the bosom, To pervert the ways of justice.

The ways of a man who unjustly receives gifts in his bosom do not prosper; and an ungodly man perverts the ways of righteousness.

A wicked [man] taketh a gift out of the bosom, to pervert the paths of judgment.

A wicked man taketh a gift out of the bosom, to pervert the ways of judgment.

A wicked man taketh a gift out of the bosom to pervert the ways of judgment.

A wicked man receives a bribe in secret, to pervert the ways of justice.

A bribe from the bosom the wicked taketh, To turn aside the paths of judgment.
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