Deuteronomy 27:25
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New International Version
"Cursed is anyone who accepts a bribe to kill an innocent person." Then all the people shall say, "Amen!"

New Living Translation
'Cursed is anyone who accepts payment to kill an innocent person.' And all the people will reply, 'Amen.'

English Standard Version
“‘Cursed be anyone who takes a bribe to shed innocent blood.’ And all the people shall say, ‘Amen.’

New American Standard Bible
'Cursed is he who accepts a bribe to strike down an innocent person.' And all the people shall say, 'Amen.'

King James Bible
Cursed be he that taketh reward to slay an innocent person. And all the people shall say, Amen.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
The one who accepts a bribe to kill an innocent person is cursed.' And all the people will say, 'Amen!'

International Standard Version
"'Cursed is one who accepts a bribe to kill an innocent person. "Then all the people are to respond by saying, 'Amen!'

NET Bible
Cursed is the one who takes a bribe to kill an innocent person.' Then all the people will say, 'Amen!'

GOD'S WORD® Translation
"Whoever accepts money to kill an innocent person will be cursed." Then all the people will say amen.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Cursed is he that takes a bribe to slay an innocent person. And all the people shall say, Amen.

King James 2000 Bible
Cursed be he that takes a bribe to slay an innocent person. And all the people shall say, Amen.

American King James Version
Cursed be he that takes reward to slay an innocent person. And all the people shall say, Amen.

American Standard Version
Cursed be he that taketh a bribe to slay an innocent person. And all the people shall say, Amen.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Cursed be he that taketh gifts, to slay an innocent person: and all the people shall say: Amen.

Darby Bible Translation
Cursed be he that taketh reward to smite mortally [shedding] innocent blood! And all the people shall say, Amen.

English Revised Version
Cursed be he that taketh reward to slay an innocent person. And all the people shall say, Amen.

Webster's Bible Translation
Cursed be he that taketh reward to slay an innocent person: and all the people shall say, Amen.

World English Bible
'Cursed is he who takes a bribe to kill an innocent person.' All the people shall say, 'Amen.'

Young's Literal Translation
Cursed is he who is taking a bribe to smite a person, innocent blood, -- and all the people have said, Amen.
Parallel Commentaries
Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary

27:11-26 The six tribes appointed for blessing, were all children of the free women, for to such the promise belongs, Ga 4:31. Levi is here among the rest. Ministers should apply to themselves the blessing and curse they preach to others, and by faith set their own Amen to it. And they must not only allure people to their duty with the promises of a blessing, but awe them with the threatenings of a curse, by declaring that a curse would be upon those who do such things. To each of the curses the people were to say, Amen. It professed their faith, that these, and the like curses, were real declarations of the wrath of God against the ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, not one jot of which shall fall to the ground. It was acknowledging the equity of these curses. Those who do such things deserve to fall, and lie under the curse. Lest those who were guilty of other sins, not here mentioned, should think themselves safe from the curse, the last reaches all. Not only those who do the evil which the law forbids, but those also who omit the good which the law requires. Without the atoning blood of Christ, sinners can neither have communion with a holy God, nor do any thing acceptable to him; his righteous law condemns every one who, at any time, or in any thing, transgresses it. Under its awful curse we remain as transgressors, until the redemption of Christ is applied to our hearts. Wherever the grace of God brings salvation, it teaches the believer to deny ungodliness and wordly lusts, to live soberly, righteously, and godly in this present world, consenting to, and delighting in the words of God's law, after the inward man. In this holy walk, true peace and solid joy are to be found.

Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

Cursed be he that taketh reward to slay an innocent person,.... As an assassin, to murder him privately; or as a judge, that takes a bribe to condemn to death an innocent person: so Aben Ezra observes, that according to the sense of some a judge is meant; but, says he, in my opinion a false witness; one that swears a man's life away for the sake of a reward given him:

and all the people shall say Amen; at so detestable a crime.



Deuteronomy 27:25 Additional Commentaries
Context
Curses Pronounced from Ebal
24'Cursed is he who strikes his neighbor in secret.' And all the people shall say, 'Amen.' 25'Cursed is he who accepts a bribe to strike down an innocent person.' And all the people shall say, 'Amen.' 26'Cursed is he who does not confirm the words of this law by doing them.' And all the people shall say, 'Amen.'
Cross References
Exodus 23:7
Have nothing to do with a false charge and do not put an innocent or honest person to death, for I will not acquit the guilty.

Leviticus 19:16
"'Do not go about spreading slander among your people. "'Do not do anything that endangers your neighbor's life. I am the LORD.

Deuteronomy 10:17
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.

Judges 9:24
God did this in order that the crime against Jerub-Baal's seventy sons, the shedding of their blood, might be avenged on their brother Abimelek and on the citizens of Shechem, who had helped him murder his brothers.

Psalm 15:5
who lends money to the poor without interest; who does not accept a bribe against the innocent. Whoever does these things will never be shaken.

Ezekiel 22:12
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.
Treasury of Scripture

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Proverbs 1:11-29 If they say, Come with us, let us lay wait for blood, let us lurk …

Ezekiel 22:12,13 In you have they taken gifts to shed blood; you have taken usury and increase…

Micah 3:10,11 They build up Zion with blood, and Jerusalem with iniquity…

Micah 7:2,3 The good man is perished out of the earth: and there is none upright …

Matthew 26:15 And said to them, What will you give me, and I will deliver him to …

Matthew 27:3,4 Then Judas, which had betrayed him, when he saw that he was condemned, …

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