You must not take a bribe,(A) for a bribe blinds the clear-sighted and corrupts the words[a] of the righteous.

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Footnotes

  1. 23:8 Or and subverts the cause

19 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.(A)

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who does not lend his silver at interest(A)
or take a bribe against the innocent(B)
the one who does these things will never be shaken.(C)

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23 A wicked person secretly takes a bribe(A)
to subvert the course of justice.(B)

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16 A leader who lacks understanding
is very oppressive,
but one who hates dishonest profit
prolongs his life.(A)

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