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72 Bible Verses About Bribery

Here are 72 Bible verses about bribery from the Old and New Testaments of the Holy Bible (King James Version), sorted from most to least relevant.

Exodus 23:8 KJV

And thou shalt take no gift: for the gift blindeth the wise, and perverteth the words of the righteous.

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Proverbs 15:27 KJV

He that is greedy of gain troubleth his own house; but he that hateth gifts shall live.

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Proverbs 17:23 KJV

A wicked man taketh a gift out of the bosom to pervert the ways of judgment.

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Proverbs 17:8 KJV

A gift is as a precious stone in the eyes of him that hath it: whithersoever it turneth, it prospereth.

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Ecclesiastes 7:7 KJV

Surely oppression maketh a wise man mad; and a gift destroyeth the heart.

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Amos 5:12 KJV

For I know your manifold transgressions and your mighty sins: they afflict the just, they take a bribe, and they turn aside the poor in the gate from their right.

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Deuteronomy 16:19 KJV

Thou shalt not wrest judgment; thou shalt not respect persons, neither take a gift: for a gift doth blind the eyes of the wise, and pervert the words of the righteous.

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Proverbs 21:14 KJV

A gift in secret pacifieth anger: and a reward in the bosom strong wrath.

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Psalms 26:10 KJV

In whose hands is mischief, and their right hand is full of bribes.

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Isaiah 5:23 KJV

Which justify the wicked for reward, and take away the righteousness of the righteous from him!

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Isaiah 1:23 KJV

Thy princes are rebellious, and companions of thieves: every one loveth gifts, and followeth after rewards: they judge not the fatherless, neither doth the cause of the widow come unto them.

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Proverbs 10:2 KJV

Treasures of wickedness profit nothing: but righteousness delivereth from death.

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Job 15:34 KJV

For the congregation of hypocrites shall be desolate, and fire shall consume the tabernacles of bribery.

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1 Timothy 6:10 KJV

For the love of money is the root of all evil: which while some coveted after, they have erred from the faith, and pierced themselves through with many sorrows.

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Matthew 28:12-15 KJV

And when they were assembled with the elders, and had taken counsel, they gave large money unto the soldiers, Saying, Say ye, His disciples came by night, and stole him away while we slept. And if this come to the governor’s ears, we will persuade him, and secure you. So they took the money, and did as they were taught: and this saying is commonly reported among the Jews until this day.

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Proverbs 28:21 KJV

To have respect of persons is not good: for for a piece of bread that man will transgress.

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1 Samuel 8:3 KJV

And his sons walked not in his ways, but turned aside after lucre, and took bribes, and perverted judgment.

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Judges 16:5 KJV

And the lords of the Philistines came up unto her, and said unto her, Entice him, and see wherein his great strength lieth, and by what means we may prevail against him, that we may bind him to afflict him: and we will give thee every one of us eleven hundred pieces of silver.

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Matthew 27:3-9 KJV

Then Judas, which had betrayed him, when he saw that he was condemned, repented himself, and brought again the thirty pieces of silver to the chief priests and elders, Saying, I have sinned in that I have betrayed the innocent blood. And they said, What is that to us? see thou to that. And he cast down the pieces of silver in the temple, and departed, and went and hanged himself. And the chief priests took the silver pieces, and said, It is not lawful for to put them into the treasury, because it is the price of blood. And they took counsel, and bought with them the potter’s field, to bury strangers in. Wherefore that field was called, The field of blood, unto this day. Then was fulfilled that which was spoken by Jeremy the prophet, saying, And they took the thirty pieces of silver, the price of him that was valued, whom they of the children of Israel did value;

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Isaiah 33:15 KJV

He that walketh righteously, and speaketh uprightly; he that despiseth the gain of oppressions, that shaketh his hands from holding of bribes, that stoppeth his ears from hearing of blood, and shutteth his eyes from seeing evil;

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Micah 7:3 KJV

That they may do evil with both hands earnestly, the prince asketh, and the judge asketh for a reward; and the great man, he uttereth his mischievous desire: so they wrap it up.

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Ezekiel 22:12 KJV

In thee have they taken gifts to shed blood; thou hast taken usury and increase, and thou hast greedily gained of thy neighbours by extortion, and hast forgotten me, saith the Lord GOD.

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Proverbs 29:4 KJV

The king by judgment establisheth the land: but he that receiveth gifts overthroweth it.

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Ezekiel 13:19 KJV

And will ye pollute me among my people for handfuls of barley and for pieces of bread, to slay the souls that should not die, and to save the souls alive that should not live, by your lying to my people that hear your lies?

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Acts 24:26 KJV

He hoped also that money should have been given him of Paul, that he might loose him: wherefore he sent for him the oftener, and communed with him.

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James 2:7 KJV

Do not they blaspheme that worthy name by the which ye are called?

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1 Kings 15:19 KJV

There is a league between me and thee, and between my father and thy father: behold, I have sent unto thee a present of silver and gold; come and break thy league with Baasha king of Israel, that he may depart from me.

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Proverbs 11:1 KJV

A false balance is abomination to the LORD: but a just weight is his delight.

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Matthew 26:15 KJV

And said unto them, What will ye give me, and I will deliver him unto you? And they covenanted with him for thirty pieces of silver.

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Proverbs 18:16 KJV

A man’s gift maketh room for him, and bringeth him before great men.

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Amos 2:6 KJV

Thus saith the LORD; For three transgressions of Israel, and for four, I will not turn away the punishment thereof; because they sold the righteous for silver, and the poor for a pair of shoes;

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Ezekiel 22:13 KJV

Behold, therefore I have smitten mine hand at thy dishonest gain which thou hast made, and at thy blood which hath been in the midst of thee.

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Proverbs 25:14 KJV

Whoso boasteth himself of a false gift is like clouds and wind without rain.

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Psalms 26:9 KJV

Gather not my soul with sinners, nor my life with bloody men:

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Mark 14:11 KJV

And when they heard it, they were glad, and promised to give him money. And he sought how he might conveniently betray him.

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Proverbs 20:17 KJV

Bread of deceit is sweet to a man; but afterwards his mouth shall be filled with gravel.

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Psalms 15:5 KJV

He that putteth not out his money to usury, nor taketh reward against the innocent. He that doeth these things shall never be moved.

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1 Samuel 12:3 KJV

Behold, here I am: witness against me before the LORD, and before his anointed: whose ox have I taken? or whose ass have I taken? or whom have I defrauded? whom have I oppressed? or of whose hand have I received any bribe to blind mine eyes therewith? and I will restore it you.

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Luke 22:5 KJV

And they were glad, and covenanted to give him money.

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Isaiah 5:22 KJV

Woe unto them that are mighty to drink wine, and men of strength to mingle strong drink:

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Deuteronomy 27:25 KJV

Cursed be he that taketh reward to slay an innocent person. And all the people shall say, Amen.

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Deuteronomy 10:17 KJV

For the LORD your God is God of gods, and Lord of lords, a great God, a mighty, and a terrible, which regardeth not persons, nor taketh reward:

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Proverbs 16:8-9 KJV

Better is a little with righteousness than great revenues without right. A man’s heart deviseth his way: but the LORD directeth his steps.

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Exodus 3:14 KJV

And God said unto Moses, I AM THAT I AM: and he said, Thus shalt thou say unto the children of Israel, I AM hath sent me unto you.

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James 5:4-6 KJV

Behold, the hire of the labourers who have reaped down your fields, which is of you kept back by fraud, crieth: and the cries of them which have reaped are entered into the ears of the Lord of sabaoth. Ye have lived in pleasure on the earth, and been wanton; ye have nourished your hearts, as in a day of slaughter. Ye have condemned and killed the just; and he doth not resist you.

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Ephesians 4:28 KJV

Let him that stole steal no more: but rather let him labour, working with his hands the thing which is good, that he may have to give to him that needeth.

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Luke 16:10-16 KJV

He that is faithful in that which is least is faithful also in much: and he that is unjust in the least is unjust also in much. If therefore ye have not been faithful in the unrighteous mammon, who will commit to your trust the true riches? And if ye have not been faithful in that which is another man’s, who shall give you that which is your own?

No servant can serve two masters: for either he will hate the one, and love the other; or else he will hold to the one, and despise the other. Ye cannot serve God and mammon. And the Pharisees also, who were covetous, heard all these things: and they derided him. And he said unto them, Ye are they which justify yourselves before men; but God knoweth your hearts: for that which is highly esteemed among men is abomination in the sight of God. The law and the prophets were until John: since that time the kingdom of God is preached, and every man presseth into it.

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Matthew 11:12 KJV

And from the days of John the Baptist until now the kingdom of heaven suffereth violence, and the violent take it by force.

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Ezekiel 25:17 KJV

And I will execute great vengeance upon them with furious rebukes; and they shall know that I am the LORD, when I shall lay my vengeance upon them.

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Ezekiel 22:12-13 KJV

In thee have they taken gifts to shed blood; thou hast taken usury and increase, and thou hast greedily gained of thy neighbours by extortion, and hast forgotten me, saith the Lord GOD.

Behold, therefore I have smitten mine hand at thy dishonest gain which thou hast made, and at thy blood which hath been in the midst of thee.

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Jeremiah 6:20 KJV

To what purpose cometh there to me incense from Sheba, and the sweet cane from a far country? your burnt offerings are not acceptable, nor your sacrifices sweet unto me.

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2 Chronicles 19:7 KJV

Wherefore now let the fear of the LORD be upon you; take heed and do it: for there is no iniquity with the LORD our God, nor respect of persons, nor taking of gifts.

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Micah 6:8 KJV

He hath shewed thee, O man, what is good; and what doth the LORD require of thee, but to do justly, and to love mercy, and to walk humbly with thy God?

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Micah 3:11 KJV

The heads thereof judge for reward, and the priests thereof teach for hire, and the prophets thereof divine for money: yet will they lean upon the LORD, and say, Is not the LORD among us? none evil can come upon us.

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Jeremiah 29:11 KJV

For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the LORD, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end.

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Isaiah 33:15-16 KJV

He that walketh righteously, and speaketh uprightly; he that despiseth the gain of oppressions, that shaketh his hands from holding of bribes, that stoppeth his ears from hearing of blood, and shutteth his eyes from seeing evil; He shall dwell on high: his place of defence shall be the munitions of rocks: bread shall be given him; his waters shall be sure.

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Proverbs 17:23-24 KJV

A wicked man taketh a gift out of the bosom to pervert the ways of judgment. Wisdom is before him that hath understanding; but the eyes of a fool are in the ends of the earth.

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Proverbs 13:8 KJV

The ransom of a man’s life are his riches: but the poor heareth not rebuke.

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Psalms 37:21 KJV

The wicked borroweth, and payeth not again: but the righteous sheweth mercy, and giveth.

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Psalms 26:9-10 KJV

Gather not my soul with sinners, nor my life with bloody men:

In whose hands is mischief, and their right hand is full of bribes.

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Psalms 1:3 KJV

And he shall be like a tree planted by the rivers of water, that bringeth forth his fruit in his season; his leaf also shall not wither; and whatsoever he doeth shall prosper.

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Esther 3:9 KJV

If it please the king, let it be written that they may be destroyed: and I will pay ten thousand talents of silver to the hands of those that have the charge of the business, to bring it into the king’s treasuries.

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Nehemiah 6:10-13 KJV

Afterward I came unto the house of Shemaiah the son of Delaiah the son of Mehetabeel, who was shut up; and he said, Let us meet together in the house of God, within the temple, and let us shut the doors of the temple: for they will come to slay thee; yea, in the night will they come to slay thee. And I said, Should such a man as I flee? and who is there, that, being as I am, would go into the temple to save his life? I will not go in. And, lo, I perceived that God had not sent him; but that he pronounced this prophecy against me: for Tobiah and Sanballat had hired him. Therefore was he hired, that I should be afraid, and do so, and sin, and that they might have matter for an evil report, that they might reproach me.

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2 Kings 16:8 KJV

And Ahaz took the silver and gold that was found in the house of the LORD, and in the treasures of the king’s house, and sent it for a present to the king of Assyria.

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Deuteronomy 16:18-20 KJV

Judges and officers shalt thou make thee in all thy gates, which the LORD thy God giveth thee, throughout thy tribes: and they shall judge the people with just judgment. Thou shalt not wrest judgment; thou shalt not respect persons, neither take a gift: for a gift doth blind the eyes of the wise, and pervert the words of the righteous. That which is altogether just shalt thou follow, that thou mayest live, and inherit the land which the LORD thy God giveth thee.

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Genesis 14:21-24 KJV

And the king of Sodom said unto Abram, Give me the persons, and take the goods to thyself. And Abram said to the king of Sodom, I have lift up mine hand unto the LORD, the most high God, the possessor of heaven and earth, That I will not take from a thread even to a shoelatchet, and that I will not take any thing that is thine, lest thou shouldest say, I have made Abram rich: Save only that which the young men have eaten, and the portion of the men which went with me, Aner, Eshcol, and Mamre; let them take their portion.

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Hebrews 11:1 KJV

Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.

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Galatians 2:20 KJV

I am crucified with Christ: nevertheless I live; yet not I, but Christ liveth in me: and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by the faith of the Son of God, who loved me, and gave himself for me.

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Nahum 1:7 KJV

The LORD is good, a strong hold in the day of trouble; and he knoweth them that trust in him.

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Isaiah 5:22-23 KJV

Woe unto them that are mighty to drink wine, and men of strength to mingle strong drink: Which justify the wicked for reward, and take away the righteousness of the righteous from him!

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1 Peter 5:7 KJV

Casting all your care upon him; for he careth for you.

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John 10:34 KJV

Jesus answered them, Is it not written in your law, I said, Ye are gods?

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