King James Version
And thou shalt take no gift: for the gift blindeth the wise, and perverteth the words of the righteous.
Darby Bible Translation
And thou shalt take no bribe; for the bribe blindeth those whose eyes are open, and perverteth the words of the righteous.
World English Bible
"You shall take no bribe, for a bribe blinds those who have sight and perverts the words of the righteous.
Young's Literal Translation
And a bribe thou dost not take; for the bribe bindeth the open -eyed, and perverteth the words of the righteous.
Exodus 23:8 Parallel
CommentaryKing James Translators' Notes
the wise: Heb. the seeing
And thou shalt take no gift: for the gift blindeth the wise, and perverteth the words of the righteous.Exodus 23:8 Parallel Commentaries
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For the LORD your God is God of gods, and Lord of lords, a great God, a mighty, and a terrible, which regardeth not persons, nor taketh reward:
Thou shalt not wrest judgment; thou shalt not respect persons, neither take a gift: for a gift doth blind the eyes of the wise, and pervert the words of the righteous.
1 Samuel 8:3
And his sons walked not in his ways, but turned aside after lucre, and took bribes, and perverted judgment.
1 Samuel 12:3
Behold, here I am: witness against me before the LORD, and before his anointed: whose ox have I taken? or whose ass have I taken? or whom have I defrauded? whom have I oppressed? or of whose hand have I received any bribe to blind mine eyes therewith? and I will restore it you.
He that putteth not out his money to usury, nor taketh reward against the innocent. He that doeth these things shall never be moved.
He that is greedy of gain troubleth his own house; but he that hateth gifts shall live.
A gift is as a precious stone in the eyes of him that hath it: whithersoever it turneth, it prospereth.
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