New International Version
The wicked accept bribes in secret to pervert the course of justice.
King James Bible
A wicked man taketh a gift out of the bosom to pervert the ways of judgment.
Darby Bible Translation
A wicked [man] taketh a gift out of the bosom, to pervert the paths of judgment.
World English Bible
A wicked man receives a bribe in secret, to pervert the ways of justice.
Young's Literal Translation
A bribe from the bosom the wicked taketh, To turn aside the paths of judgment.
Proverbs 17:23 Parallel
CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
A gift out of the bosom - Out of his purse; as in their bosoms, above their girdles, the Asiatics carry their purses. I have often observed this.
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LibraryApril 8. "A Merry Heart Doeth Good Like a Medicine" (Prov. xvii. 22).
"A merry heart doeth good like a medicine" (Prov. xvii. 22). King Solomon left among his wise sayings a prescription for sick and sad hearts, and it is one that we can safely take. "A merry heart doeth good like a medicine." Joy is the great restorer and healer. Gladness of spirit will bring health to the bones and vitality to the nerves when all other tonics fail, and all other sedatives cease to quiet. Sick one, begin to rejoice in the Lord, and your bones will flourish like an herb, and your cheeks …
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"Do not accept a bribe, for a bribe blinds those who see and twists the words of the innocent.
Do not pervert justice or show partiality. Do not accept a bribe, for a bribe blinds the eyes of the wise and twists the words of the innocent.
A bribe is seen as a charm by the one who gives it; they think success will come at every turn.
Extortion turns a wise person into a fool, and a bribe corrupts the heart.
Her leaders judge for a bribe, her priests teach for a price, and her prophets tell fortunes for money. Yet they look for the LORD's support and say, "Is not the LORD among us? No disaster will come upon us."
Both hands are skilled in doing evil; the ruler demands gifts, the judge accepts bribes, the powerful dictate what they desire-- they all conspire together.
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