21 But select capable men(A) from all the people—men who fear(B) God, trustworthy men who hate dishonest gain(C)—and appoint them as officials(D) over thousands, hundreds, fifties and tens.

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15 “‘Do not pervert justice;(A) do not show partiality(B) to the poor or favoritism to the great,(C) but judge your neighbor fairly.(D)

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17 For the Lord your God is God of gods(A) and Lord of lords,(B) the great God, mighty and awesome,(C) who shows no partiality(D) and accepts no bribes.(E)

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25 “Cursed is anyone who accepts a bribe to kill an innocent person.”(A)

Then all the people shall say, “Amen!”

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34 For the company of the godless(A) will be barren,
    and fire will consume(B) the tents of those who love bribes.(C)

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18 Be careful that no one entices you by riches;
    do not let a large bribe(A) turn you aside.(B)

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10 in whose hands are wicked schemes,(A)
    whose right hands are full of bribes.(B)

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35 He will not accept any compensation;
    he will refuse a bribe, however great it is.(A)

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27 The greedy bring ruin to their households,
    but the one who hates bribes will live.(A)

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A bribe is seen as a charm by the one who gives it;
    they think success will come at every turn.(A)

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23 Your rulers are rebels,(A)
    partners with thieves;(B)
they all love bribes(C)
    and chase after gifts.
They do not defend the cause of the fatherless;
    the widow’s case does not come before them.(D)

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11 Her leaders judge for a bribe,(A)
    her priests teach for a price,(B)
    and her prophets tell fortunes for money.(C)
Yet they look(D) for the Lord’s support and say,
    “Is not the Lord among us?
    No disaster will come upon us.”(E)

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Both hands are skilled in doing evil;(A)
    the ruler demands gifts,
the judge accepts bribes,(B)
    the powerful dictate what they desire—
    they all conspire together.

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