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(A)“You shall not pervert the judgment of your poor in his dispute. (B)Keep yourself far from a false matter; (C)do not kill the innocent and righteous. For (D)I will not justify the wicked. And (E)you shall take no bribe, for a bribe blinds the discerning and perverts the words of the righteous.

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19 (A)You shall not pervert justice; (B)you shall not [a]show partiality, (C)nor take a bribe, for a bribe blinds the eyes of the wise and [b]twists the words of the righteous.

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Footnotes

  1. Deuteronomy 16:19 Lit. regard faces
  2. Deuteronomy 16:19 perverts

Here I am. Witness against me before the Lord and before (A)His anointed: (B)Whose ox have I taken, or whose donkey have I taken, or whom have I cheated? Whom have I oppressed, or from whose hand have I received any (C)bribe with which to (D)blind my eyes? I will restore it to you.”

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