|Easton's Bible Dictionary|
None to be taken; "for the gift maketh open eyes blind, and perverteth the cause of the righteous" (Exodus 23:8, literally rendered).
Noah Webster's Dictionary
1. (n.) A gift begged; a present.
2. (n.) A price, reward, gift, or favor bestowed or promised with a view to prevent the judgment or corrupt the conduct of a judge, witness, voter, or other person in a position of trust.
3. (n.) That which seduces; seduction; allurement.
4. (v. t.) To rob or steal.
5. (v. t.) To give or promise a reward or consideration to (a judge, juror, legislator, voter, or other person in a position of trust) with a view to prevent the judgment or corrupt the conduct; to induce or influence by a bribe; to give a bribe to.
6. (v. t.) To gain by a bribe; of induce as by a bribe.
7. (v. i.) To commit robbery or theft.
8. (v. i.) To give a bribe to a person; to pervert the judgment or corrupt the action of a person in a position of trust, by some gift or promise.
Bribe (27 Occurrences)
Acts 24:26 Meanwhile, he also hoped that money would be given to him by Paul, that he might release him. Therefore also he sent for him more often, and talked with him. (See NIV)
Exodus 18:21 Moreover you shall provide out of all the people able men, such as fear God: men of truth, hating unjust gain; and place such over them, to be rulers of thousands, rulers of hundreds, rulers of fifties, and rulers of tens. (See RSV)
Exodus 23:8 "You shall take no bribe, for a bribe blinds those who have sight and perverts the words of the righteous. (WEB ASV DBY YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Deuteronomy 10:17 for Jehovah your God -- He 'is' God of the gods, and Lord of the lords; God, the great, the mighty, and the fearful; who accepteth not persons, nor taketh a bribe; (YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Deuteronomy 16:19 You shall not wrest justice: you shall not respect persons; neither shall you take a bribe; for a bribe does blind the eyes of the wise, and pervert the words of the righteous. (WEB ASV DBY YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Deuteronomy 27:25 'Cursed is he who takes a bribe to kill an innocent person.' All the people shall say,'Amen.' (WEB JPS ASV YLT NAS RSV NIV)
1 Samuel 8:3 His sons didn't walk in his ways, but turned aside after lucre, and took bribes, and perverted justice. (Root in WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
1 Samuel 12:3 Behold, here I am: witness against me before the LORD, and before his anointed: whose ox have I taken? or whose ass have I taken? or whom have I defrauded? whom have I oppressed? or of whose hand have I received any bribe to blind mine eyes therewith? and I will restore it you. (KJV WBS NAS RSV NIV)
2 Kings 16:8 And Ahaz taketh the silver and the gold that is found in the house of Jehovah, and in the treasures of the house of the king, and sendeth to the king of Asshur -- a bribe. (YLT)
2 Chronicles 19:7 Now therefore let the fear of Yahweh be on you; take heed and do it: for there is no iniquity with Yahweh our God, nor respect of persons, nor taking of bribes. (Root in WEB JPS ASV YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Job 6:22 Is it because I said, Give to me? And, By your power bribe for me? (YLT NAS RSV)
Job 36:18 Don't let riches entice you to wrath, neither let the great size of a bribe turn you aside. (WEB NIV)
Psalms 15:5 he who doesn't lend out his money for usury, nor take a bribe against the innocent. He who does these things shall never be shaken. (WEB JPS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Proverbs 6:35 He accepteth not the appearance of any atonement, Yea, he doth not consent, Though thou dost multiply bribes! (Root in YLT NIV)
Proverbs 17:8 A bribe is a precious stone in the eyes of him who gives it; wherever he turns, he prospers. (WEB ASV YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Proverbs 17:23 A wicked man receives a bribe in secret, to pervert the ways of justice. (WEB ASV YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Proverbs 21:14 A gift in secret pacifies anger; and a bribe in the cloak, strong wrath. (WEB YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Ecclesiastes 7:7 Surely extortion makes the wise man foolish; and a bribe destroys the understanding. (WEB ASV NAS RSV NIV)
Isaiah 1:23 Your princes are rebellious, and companions of thieves. Everyone loves bribes, and follows after rewards. They don't judge the fatherless, neither does the cause of the widow come to them. (Root in WEB JPS ASV YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Isaiah 5:23 who acquit the guilty for a bribe, but deny justice for the innocent! (WEB ASV DBY YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Isaiah 33:15 He who walks righteously, and speaks blamelessly; He who despises the gain of oppressions, who gestures with his hands, refusing to take a bribe, who stops his ears from hearing of blood, and shuts his eyes from looking at evil- (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Isaiah 45:13 I have stirred him up in righteousness, And all his ways I make straight, He doth build My city, and My captivity doth send out, Not for price, nor for bribe, said Jehovah of Hosts. (YLT)
Ezekiel 16:33 They give gifts to all prostitutes; but you give your gifts to all your lovers, and bribe them, that they may come to you on every side for your prostitution. (WEB JPS ASV YLT NAS)
Ezekiel 22:12 In you have they taken bribes to shed blood; you have taken interest and increase, and you have greedily gained of your neighbors by oppression, and have forgotten me, says the Lord Yahweh. (Root in WEB ASV YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Amos 5:12 For I know how many your offenses, and how great are your sins- you who afflict the just, who take a bribe, and who turn aside the needy in the courts. (WEB KJV ASV DBY WBS NAS RSV NIV)
Micah 3:11 Her leaders judge for bribes, and her priests teach for a price, and her prophets of it tell fortunes for money: yet they lean on Yahweh, and say, "Isn't Yahweh in the midst of us? No disaster will come on us." (Root in WEB YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Micah 7:3 Their hands are on that which is evil to do it diligently. The ruler and judge ask for a bribe; and the powerful man dictates the evil desire of his soul. Thus they conspire together. (WEB NAS RSV NIV)