You must not take a bribe,(A) for a bribe blinds the clear-sighted and corrupts the words[a] of the righteous.

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Footnotes

  1. Exodus 23:8 Or and subverts the cause

15 Acquitting the guilty and condemning the just(A)
both are detestable to the Lord.

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23 Your rulers are rebels,
friends of thieves.(A)
They all love graft
and chase after bribes.(B)
They do not defend the rights of the fatherless,
and the widow’s case never comes before them.(C)

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15 The one who lives righteously
and speaks rightly,(A)
who refuses gain from extortion,
whose hand never takes a bribe,
who stops his ears from listening to murderous plots[a]
and shuts his eyes to avoid endorsing evil[b](B)

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Footnotes

  1. Isaiah 33:15 Lit to bloods
  2. Isaiah 33:15 Lit eyes from seeing evil

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