25 Bible Verses About Bribes (ESV)

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This is a hand-curated and ranked list of the most relevant Bible verses about Bribes (ESV). Verses are ranked by number of votes.

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100

Exodus 23:8

And you shall take no bribe, for a bribe blinds the clear-sighted and subverts the cause of those who are in the right.

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66

Proverbs 15:27

27   Whoever is greedy for unjust gain troubles his own household,
    but he who hates bribes will live.

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40

Proverbs 21:14

14   A gift in secret averts anger,
    and a concealed bribe, strong wrath.

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39

Ecclesiastes 7:7

  Surely oppression drives the wise into madness,
    and a bribe corrupts the heart.

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33

Amos 5:12

12   For I know how many are your transgressions
    and how great are your sins—
  you who afflict the righteous, who take a bribe,
    and turn aside the needy in the gate.

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31

Deuteronomy 16:19

19 You shall not pervert justice. You shall not show partiality, 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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29

Proverbs 17:23

23   The wicked accepts a bribe in secret
    to pervert the ways of justice.

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24

Hebrews 13:5-6

Keep your life free from love of money, and be content with what you have, for he has said, “I will never leave you nor forsake you.” So we can confidently say,

  “The Lord is my helper;
    I will not fear;
  what can man do to me?”

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22

Isaiah 1:23

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

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21

Deuteronomy 27:25

25 “‘Cursed be anyone who takes a bribe to shed innocent blood.’ And all the people shall say, ‘Amen.’

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20

Proverbs 17:8

  A bribe is like a magic stone in the eyes of the one who gives it;
    wherever he turns he prospers.

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20

1 Samuel 8:3

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

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17

James 3:16

16 For where jealousy and selfish ambition exist, there will be disorder and every vile practice.

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17

Deuteronomy 10:17

17 For the LORD your God is God of gods and Lord of lords, the great, the mighty, and the awesome God, who is not partial and takes no bribe.

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17

Isaiah 5:23

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

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17

Proverbs 29:4

  By justice a king builds up the land,
    but he who exacts gifts tears it down.

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16

Psalm 26:10

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

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16

Psalm 15:5

  who does not put out his money at interest
    and does not take a bribe against the innocent.
  He who does these things shall never be moved.

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14

Job 15:34

34   For the company of the godless is barren,
    and fire consumes the tents of bribery.

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13

Micah 7:3

  Their hands are on what is evil, to do it well;
    the prince and the judge ask for a bribe,
  and the great man utters the evil desire of his soul;
    thus they weave it together.

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12

Matthew 28:12-15

12 And when they had assembled with the elders and taken counsel, they gave a sufficient sum of money to the soldiers 13 and said, “Tell people, ‘His disciples came by night and stole him away while we were asleep.’ 14 And if this comes to the governor’s ears, we will satisfy him and keep you out of trouble.” 15 So they took the money and did as they were directed. And this story has been spread among the Jews to this day.

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12

Micah 3:11

11   Its heads give judgment for a bribe;
    its priests teach for a price;
    its prophets practice divination for money;
  yet they lean on the LORD and say,
    “Is not the LORD in the midst of us?
    No disaster shall come upon us.”

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12

Acts 24:26

26 At the same time he hoped that money would be given him by Paul. So he sent for him often and conversed with him.

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9

Isaiah 33:15

15   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
    and shuts his eyes from looking on evil,

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7

Ezekiel 22:12

12 In you they take bribes to shed blood; you take interest and profit and make gain of your neighbors by extortion; but me you have forgotten, declares the Lord GOD.

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