“Do not accept a bribe,(A) for a bribe blinds those who see and twists the words of the innocent.

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19 Do not pervert justice(A) or show partiality.(B) Do not accept a bribe,(C) for a bribe blinds the eyes of the wise and twists the words of the innocent.

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Here I stand. Testify against me in the presence of the Lord and his anointed.(A) Whose ox have I taken? Whose donkey(B) have I taken? Whom have I cheated? Whom have I oppressed? From whose hand have I accepted a bribe(C) to make me shut my eyes? If I have done(D) any of these things, I will make it right.”(E)

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who lends money to the poor without interest;(A)
    who does not accept a bribe(B) against the innocent.

Whoever does these things
    will never be shaken.(C)

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23 The wicked accept bribes(A) in secret
    to pervert the course of justice.(B)

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Whoever increases wealth by taking interest(A) or profit from the poor
    amasses it for another,(B) who will be kind to the poor.(C)

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Extortion turns a wise person into a fool,
    and a bribe(A) corrupts the heart.

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He does not lend to them at interest
    or take a profit from them.(A)
He withholds his hand from doing wrong
    and judges fairly(B) between two parties.

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12 In you are people who accept bribes(A) to shed blood; you take interest(B) and make a profit from the poor. You extort unjust gain from your neighbors.(C) And you have forgotten(D) me, declares the Sovereign Lord.(E)

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