And you shall take no gift: for the gift blinds the wise, and perverts the words of the righteous.
Treasury of Scripture
thou shalt take
Deuteronomy 16:19 You shall not wrest judgment; you shall not respect persons, neither take a gift: for a gift does blind the eyes of the wise...
1 Samuel 8:3 And his sons walked not in his ways, but turned aside after lucre, and took bribes, and perverted judgment.
1 Samuel 12:3 Behold, here I am: witness against me before the LORD, and before his anointed: whose ox have I taken? or whose donkey have I taken?...
Psalm 26:10 In whose hands is mischief, and their right hand is full of bribes.
Proverbs 15:27 He that is greedy of gain troubles his own house; but he that hates gifts shall live.
Proverbs 17:8,23 A gift is as a precious stone in the eyes of him that has it: wherever it turns, it prospers...
Proverbs 19:4 Wealth makes many friends; but the poor is separated from his neighbor.
Ecclesiastes 7:7 Surely oppression makes a wise man mad; and a gift destroys the heart.
Isaiah 1:13 Bring no more vain oblations; incense is an abomination to me; the new moons and sabbaths, the calling of assemblies...
Isaiah 5:23 Which justify the wicked for reward, and take away the righteousness of the righteous from him!
Ezekiel 22:12 In you have they taken gifts to shed blood; you have taken usury and increase...
Hosea 4:18 Their drink is sour: they have committed prostitution continually: her rulers with shame do love, Give you.
Amos 5:12 For I know your manifold transgressions and your mighty sins: they afflict the just, they take a bribe...
Micah 7:3 That they may do evil with both hands earnestly, the prince asks, and the judge asks for a reward; and the great man...
the wise. Heb. the seeing
ContextJustice and Mercy
1You shall not raise a false report: put not your hand with the wicked to be an unrighteous witness. 2You shall not follow a multitude to do evil; neither shall you speak in a cause to decline after many to wrest judgment: 3Neither shall you countenance a poor man in his cause. 4If you meet your enemy's ox or his ass going astray, you shall surely bring it back to him again. 5If you see the ass of him that hates you lying under his burden, and would forbear to help him, you shall surely help with him. 6You shall not wrest the judgment of your poor in his cause. 7Keep you far from a false matter; and the innocent and righteous slay you not: for I will not justify the wicked. 8And you shall take no gift: for the gift blinds the wise, and perverts the words of the righteous. 9Also you shall not oppress a stranger: for you know the heart of a stranger, seeing you were strangers in the land of Egypt.
Parallel VersesAmerican Standard Version
And thou shalt take no bribe: for a bribe blindeth them that have sight, and perverteth the words of the righteous.
Neither shalt thou take bribes, which even blind the wise, and pervert the words of the just.
Darby Bible Translation
And thou shalt take no bribe; for the bribe blindeth those whose eyes are open, and perverteth the words of the righteous.
King James Bible
And thou shalt take no gift: for the gift blindeth the wise, and perverteth the words of the righteous.
Young's Literal Translation
And a bribe thou dost not take; for the bribe bindeth the open -eyed, and perverteth the words of the righteous.