New American Standard Bible
"You shall not take a bribe, for a bribe blinds the clear-sighted and subverts the cause of the just.
King James Bible
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.
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"For the LORD your God is the God of gods and the Lord of lords, the great, the mighty, and the awesome God who does not show partiality nor take a bribe.
"You shall not distort justice; you shall not be partial, and you shall not take a bribe, for a bribe blinds the eyes of the wise and perverts the words of the righteous.
1 Samuel 8:3
His sons, however, did not walk in his ways, but turned aside after dishonest gain and took bribes and perverted justice.
1 Samuel 12:3
"Here I am; bear witness against me before the LORD and His anointed. Whose ox have I taken, or whose donkey have I taken, or whom have I defrauded? Whom have I oppressed, or from whose hand have I taken a bribe to blind my eyes with it? I will restore it to you."
He does not put out his money at interest, Nor does he take a bribe against the innocent. He who does these things will never be shaken.
He who profits illicitly troubles his own house, But he who hates bribes will live.
A bribe is a charm in the sight of its owner; Wherever he turns, he prospers.
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