Amos 5:12

5:12 For I know. Israel must realize that the Lord knows what they perhaps imagine He does not know (cf. Ps. 73:11; Job 22:13, 14).

bribe. The Hebrew term can refer to a common bribe (1 Sam. 12:3) or to a ransom for loss of life (Ex. 21:30). In view here may be the taking of a ransom for the life of a murderer, which was against the law (Num. 35:31).