New Living Translation
The wicked take secret bribes 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.
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LibraryCæsarius of Arles.
He was born in the district of Chalons-sur-Saone, A. D. 470. He seems to have been early awakened, by a pious education, to vital Christianity. When he was between seven and eight years old, it would often happen that he would give a portion of his clothes to the poor whom he met, and would say, when he came home, that he had been, constrained to do so. When yet a youth, he entered the celebrated convent on the island of Lerins, (Lerina,) in Provence, from which a spirit of deep and practical piety …
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Letter xxiv (Circa A. D. 1126) to Oger, Regular Canon
Twenty Second Sunday after Trinity Paul's Thanks and Prayers for Churches.
How the Silent and the Talkative are to be Admonished.
"Take no bribes, for a bribe makes you ignore something that you clearly see. A bribe makes even a righteous person twist the truth.
You must never twist justice or show partiality. Never accept a bribe, for bribes blind the eyes of the wise and corrupt the decisions of the godly.
A bribe is like a lucky charm; whoever gives one will prosper!
Extortion turns wise people into fools, and bribes corrupt the heart.
You rulers make decisions based on bribes; you priests teach God's laws only for a price; you prophets won't prophesy unless you are paid. Yet all of you claim to depend on the LORD. "No harm can come to us," you say, "for the LORD is here among us."
Both their hands are equally skilled at doing evil! Officials and judges alike demand bribes. The people with influence get what they want, and together they scheme to twist justice.
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