19 (A)You shall not pervert justice. (B)You shall not show partiality, (C)and you shall not accept a bribe, for a bribe blinds the eyes of the wise and subverts the cause of the righteous.

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Yet his sons did not walk in his ways (A)but turned aside after gain. (B)They took bribes and perverted justice.

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Now then, let the fear of the Lord be upon you. Be careful what you do, for (A)there is no injustice with the Lord our God, (B)or partiality or taking bribes.”

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10 in whose hands are evil devices,
    and whose right hands are full of (A)bribes.

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23 The wicked accepts (A)a bribe in secret[a]
    to (B)pervert the ways of justice.

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Footnotes

  1. Proverbs 17:23 Hebrew a bribe from the bosom

23 Your princes are rebels
    and companions of thieves.
Everyone (A)loves a bribe
    and runs after gifts.
(B)They do not bring justice to the fatherless,
    and the widow's cause does not come to them.

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23 who (A)acquit the guilty for a bribe,
    and deprive the innocent of his right!

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15 (A)He who walks righteously and speaks uprightly,
    who despises the gain of oppressions,
who shakes his hands, lest they hold a bribe,
    who stops his ears from hearing of bloodshed
    (B)and shuts his eyes from looking on evil,

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