A bribe is a charm to its giver; wherever he turns, he succeeds.
Cross ReferencesExodus 23:8
Do not accept a bribe, for a bribe blinds those who see and twists the words of the righteous.
A wicked man takes a covert bribe to subvert the course of justice.
A gift in secret soothes anger, and a covert bribe pacifies great wrath.
Surely extortion turns a wise man into a fool, and a bribe corrupts the heart.
Your rulers are rebels, friends of thieves. They all love bribes and chasing after rewards. They do not defend the fatherless, and the plea of the widow never comes before them.
For I know your transgressions are many and your sins are innumerable. You oppress the righteous, taking bribes, and depriving the poor of justice at the gates.
Chapter Outline1. Contrasts between the Righteous and the Wicked
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