Ecclesiastes 7:7

Surely oppression maketh a wise man mad, and a bribe destroyeth the heart.

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Surely extortion maketh the wise man foolish; and a bribe destroyeth the understanding.

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Surely oppression and extortion make a wise man foolish, and a bribe destroys the understanding and judgment.

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Oppression turns the wise into fools;
    a bribe corrupts the heart.

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But oppression can make a wise man stupid;
also a gift can destroy understanding.

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Corruption makes fools
of sensible people,
    and bribes can ruin you.

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

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For as the crackling of thorns burning under a pot, so is the laughter of a fool: now this also is vanity.

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Even the wise will forget their wisdom,
    if someone pays them enough.
    That money destroys their understanding.

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

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

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Even wise people are fools
if they let ·money change their thinking [L a bribe distort their understanding].

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Better it is to hear the rebuke of a wise man, than that a man should hear the song of fools.

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Oppression can turn a wise person into a fool, and a bribe can corrupt the mind.

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You may be wise, but if you cheat someone, you are acting like a fool. If you take a bribe, you ruin your character.

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Surely, the practice of extortion turns a wise person into a fool,
and a bribe destroys the mind.

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¶ Surely oppression makes a wise man mad, and a gift destroys the heart.

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

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

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Wisdom—Although Vulnerable—is Beneficial

Surely oppression makes a fool of the wise,
    and a bribe corrupts the heart.

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The wise man is turned into a fool by a bribe; it destroys his understanding.

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Brutality stupefies even the wise
And destroys the strongest heart.

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Oppression can turn a wise person into a fool, and a bribe can corrupt the mind.

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For oppression makes a wise man mad,
And a bribe corrupts the heart.

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Even wise people are fools
    if they let money change their thinking.

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Human Wisdom Overturned by Adversity

Surely oppression can turn a wise person into a fool;
likewise, a bribe corrupts the heart.

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When a wise man takes wealth by force, he becomes foolish.
    It is sinful to take money from people who want special favors.

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Extortion turns a wise person into a fool,
    and a bribe corrupts the heart.

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Extortion turns a wise person into a fool,
    and a bribe corrupts the heart.

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Surely oppression destroys a wise man’s reason,
And a bribe debases the heart.

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For sure a bad power makes the wise man angry. And to get paid in secret for wrong-doing destroys the heart.

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Extortion turns wise people into fools,
    and bribes corrupt the heart.

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Surely oppression makes the wise foolish,
    and a bribe corrupts the heart.

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Surely oppression makes the wise foolish,
    and a bribe corrupts the heart.

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Surely oppression makes the wise foolish,
    and a bribe corrupts the heart.

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Surely oppression makes the wise foolish,
    and a bribe corrupts the heart.

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Surely oppression maketh a chacham mad; and a bribe corrupts the heart.

Kohelet 7:7X

Surely oppression makes the wise man foolish,
    and a bribe corrupts the mind.

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Surely oppression makes the wise man foolish,
    and a bribe corrupts the mind.

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    Oppression can turn the wise into fools,
        and a bribe can damage the noblest heart.

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Surely extortion makes the wise man foolish; and a bribe destroys the understanding.

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False challenge troubleth a wise man, and it shall lose the strength of his heart. (Untrue words, that is, lies and slander, trouble a wise person, and they shall destroy the strength of his heart, that is, his resolve, or his determination.)

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Surely oppression maketh the wise mad, And a gift destroyeth the heart.

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