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Want to know what the Bible says about Bribes? Here are 49 Bible verses about Bribes from the Old and New Testaments of the Holy Bible, New International Version (NIV), sorted from the most relevant to the least relevant.

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Exodus 23:8 NIV
“Do not accept a bribe, for a bribe blinds those who see and twists the words of the innocent.
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Proverbs 15:27 NIV
The greedy bring ruin to their households,
    but the one who hates bribes will live.
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Proverbs 21:14 NIV
A gift given in secret soothes anger,
    and a bribe concealed in the cloak pacifies great wrath.
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Ecclesiastes 7:7 NIV
Extortion turns a wise person into a fool,
    and a bribe corrupts the heart.
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Amos 5:12 NIV
For I know how many are your offenses
    and how great your sins.
There are those who oppress the innocent and take bribes
    and deprive the poor of justice in the courts.
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Deuteronomy 16:19 NIV
Do not pervert justice or show partiality. Do not accept a bribe, for a bribe blinds the eyes of the wise and twists the words of the innocent.
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Hebrews 13:5-6 NIV
5 Keep your lives free from the love of money and be content with what you have, because God has said,
“Never will I leave you;
    never will I forsake you.”
6 So we say with confidence,
“The Lord is my helper; I will not be afraid.
    What can mere mortals do to me?”
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Proverbs 17:23 NIV
The wicked accept bribes in secret
    to pervert the course of justice.
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James 3:16 NIV
For where you have envy and selfish ambition, there you find disorder and every evil practice.
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Proverbs 17:8 NIV
A bribe is seen as a charm by the one who gives it;
    they think success will come at every turn.
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Isaiah 1:23 NIV
Your rulers are rebels,
    partners with thieves;
they all love bribes
    and chase after gifts.
They do not defend the cause of the fatherless;
    the widow’s case does not come before them.
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Deuteronomy 10:17 NIV
For the Lord your God is God of gods and Lord of lords, the great God, mighty and awesome, who shows no partiality and accepts no bribes.
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Deuteronomy 27:25 NIV
“Cursed is anyone who accepts a bribe to kill an innocent person.”
Then all the people shall say, “Amen!”
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1 Samuel 8:3 NIV
But his sons did not follow his ways. They turned aside after dishonest gain and accepted bribes and perverted justice.
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Isaiah 5:23 NIV
who acquit the guilty for a bribe,
    but deny justice to the innocent.
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Proverbs 29:4 NIV
By justice a king gives a country stability,
    but those who are greedy for bribes tear it down.
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Job 15:34 NIV
For the company of the godless will be barren,
    and fire will consume the tents of those who love bribes.
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Micah 7:3 NIV
Both hands are skilled in doing evil;
    the ruler demands gifts,
the judge accepts bribes,
    the powerful dictate what they desire—
    they all conspire together.
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Micah 3:11 NIV
Her leaders judge for a bribe,
    her priests teach for a price,
    and her prophets tell fortunes for money.
Yet they look for the Lord’s support and say,
    “Is not the Lord among us?
    No disaster will come upon us.”
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Ezekiel 22:12 NIV
In you are people who accept bribes to shed blood; you take interest and make a profit from the poor. You extort unjust gain from your neighbors. And you have forgotten me, declares the Sovereign Lord.
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