|Noah Webster's Dictionary|
1. (n.) Robbery; extortion.
2. (n.) The act or practice of giving or taking bribes; the act of influencing the official or political action of another by corrupt inducements.
Int. Standard Bible Encyclopedia
brib'-er-i (shochadh, "a gift," in a corrupt sense, "a bribe"): The Hebrew law condemns everything that would tend to impair the impartial administration of justice, particularly the giving and receiving of gifts or bribes, in order to pervert judgment (Exodus 23:8). Allusions are frequent to the prevailing corruption of oriental judges and rulers. "And fire shall consume the tents of bribery" (Job 15:34 1 Samuel 8:3 Psalm 26:10 Isaiah 1:23; Isaiah 33:15 Ezekiel 22:12). Samuel speaks of a "ransom" in the sense of a bribe: "Of whose hand have I taken a ransom (kopher, "covering," the King James Version "bribe") to blind mine eyes therewith?" (1 Samuel 12:3 Amos 5:12; compare Amos 2:6).
See CRIMES; JUSTICE; PUNISHMENTS.
Bribery (2 Occurrences)
2 Chronicles 19:7 Now therefore let the fear of the LORD be upon you; take heed and do it; for there is no iniquity with the LORD our God, nor respect of persons, nor taking of bribes.' (See NIV)
Job 15:34 For the company of the godless shall be barren, and fire shall consume the tents of bribery. (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT RSV)