Deuteronomy 16:19
Text Analysis
3808 [e]לֹא־
5186 [e]תַטֶּ֣ה
You shall pervertV-Hifil-Imperf-2ms
4941 [e]מִשְׁפָּ֔ט
3808 [e]לֹ֥א
5234 [e]תַכִּ֖יר
you shall showV-Hifil-Imperf-2ms
6440 [e]פָּנִ֑ים
3808 [e]וְלֹא־
norConj-w | Adv-NegPrt
3947 [e]תִקַּ֣ח
7810 [e]שֹׁ֔חַד
a bribeN-ms
3588 [e]כִּ֣י
7810 [e]הַשֹּׁ֗חַד
a bribeArt | N-ms
5786 [e]יְעַוֵּר֙
5869 [e]עֵינֵ֣י
the eyesN-cdc
2450 [e]חֲכָמִ֔ים
of the wiseAdj-mp
5557 [e]וִֽיסַלֵּ֖ף
and twistsConj-w | V-Piel-ConjImperf-3ms
1697 [e]דִּבְרֵ֥י
the wordsN-mpc
6662 [e]צַדִּיקִֽם׃
of the righteousAdj-mp

Hebrew Texts
דברים 16:19 Hebrew OT: Westminster Leningrad Codex
לֹא־תַטֶּ֣ה מִשְׁפָּ֔ט לֹ֥א תַכִּ֖יר פָּנִ֑ים וְלֹא־תִקַּ֣ח שֹׁ֔חַד כִּ֣י הַשֹּׁ֗חַד יְעַוֵּר֙ עֵינֵ֣י חֲכָמִ֔ים וִֽיסַלֵּ֖ף דִּבְרֵ֥י צַדִּיקִֽם׃

דברים 16:19 Hebrew OT: WLC (Consonants Only)
לא־תטה משפט לא תכיר פנים ולא־תקח שחד כי השחד יעור עיני חכמים ויסלף דברי צדיקם׃

דברים 16:19 Paleo-Hebrew OT: WLC (Font Required)
לא־תטה משפט לא תכיר פנים ולא־תקח שחד כי השחד יעור עיני חכמים ויסלף דברי צדיקם׃

דברים 16:19 Hebrew Bible
לא תטה משפט לא תכיר פנים ולא תקח שחד כי השחד יעור עיני חכמים ויסלף דברי צדיקם׃

Parallel Verses
New American Standard Bible
"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.

King James Bible
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.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Do not deny justice or show partiality to anyone. Do not accept a bribe, for it blinds the eyes of the wise and twists the words of the righteous.
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