Deuteronomy 27:25
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.’

Berean Study Bible
‘Cursed is he who accepts a bribe to kill an innocent person.’ And let all the people say, ‘Amen!’

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

New King James Version
‘Cursed is the one who takes a bribe to slay an innocent person.’ “And all the people shall say, ‘Amen!’

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

NASB 1995
'Cursed is he who accepts a bribe to strike down an innocent person.' And all the people shall say, 'Amen.'

NASB 1977
‘Cursed is he who accepts a bribe to strike down an innocent person.’ And all the people shall say, ‘Amen.’

Amplified Bible
‘Cursed is he who accepts a bribe to strike down an innocent person.’ And all the people shall say, ‘Amen.’

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

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

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Cursed is everyone who will take a bribe to kill the soul of innocent blood, and all the people shall say, “Amen.”

Brenton Septuagint Translation
Cursed is he whosoever shall have taken a bribe to slay an innocent man: and all the people shall say, So be it.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Cursed be he that taketh gifts, to slay an innocent person: 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.

Good News Translation
"'God's curse on anyone who accepts money to murder an innocent person.' "And all the people will answer, 'Amen!'

GOD'S WORD® Translation
"Whoever accepts money to kill an innocent person will be cursed." Then 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!'

JPS Tanakh 1917
Cursed be he that taketh a bribe to slay an innocent person. And all the people shall say: Amen.

Literal Standard Version
“Cursed [is] he who is taking a bribe to strike a person, innocent blood.” And all the people have said, “Amen.”

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

New Heart English Bible
'Cursed is he who takes a bribe to kill an innocent person.' 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.

Additional Translations ...
Context
Curses Pronounced from Ebal
24‘Cursed is he who strikes down his neighbor in secret.’ And let all the people say, ‘Amen!’ 25‘Cursed is he who accepts a bribe to kill an innocent person.’ And let all the people say, ‘Amen!’ 26‘Cursed is he who does not put the words of this law into practice.’ And let all the people say, ‘Amen!’…

Cross References
Exodus 23:7
Stay far away from a false accusation. Do not kill the innocent or the just, for I will not acquit the guilty.

Leviticus 19:16
You must not go about spreading slander among your people. You must not endanger the life of your neighbor. I am the LORD.

Deuteronomy 10:17
For the LORD your God is God of gods and Lord of lords, the great, mighty, and awesome God, showing no partiality and accepting no bribe.

Judges 9:24
in order that the crime against the seventy sons of Jerubbaal might come to justice and their blood be avenged on their brother Abimelech and on the leaders of Shechem, who had helped him murder his brothers.

Psalm 15:5
who lends his money without interest and refuses a bribe against the innocent. He who does these things will never be shaken.

Ezekiel 22:12
In you they take bribes to shed blood. You engage in usury, take excess interest, and extort your neighbors. But Me you have forgotten, declares the Lord GOD.


Treasury of Scripture

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

Deuteronomy 10:17
For the LORD your God is God of gods, and Lord of lords, a great God, a mighty, and a terrible, which regardeth not persons, nor taketh reward:

Deuteronomy 16:19
Thou shalt not wrest judgment; thou shalt not respect persons, neither take a gift: for a gift doth blind the eyes of the wise, and pervert the words of the righteous.

Exodus 23:7,8
Keep thee far from a false matter; and the innocent and righteous slay thou not: for I will not justify the wicked…











Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
‘Cursed is
אָרוּר֙ (’ā·rūr)
Verb - Qal - QalPassParticiple - masculine singular
Strong's 779: To execrate

he who accepts
לֹקֵ֣חַ (lō·qê·aḥ)
Verb - Qal - Participle - masculine singular
Strong's 3947: To take

a bribe
שֹׁ֔חַד (šō·ḥaḏ)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 7810: A present, bribe

to kill
לְהַכּ֥וֹת (lə·hak·kō·wṯ)
Preposition-l | Verb - Hifil - Infinitive construct
Strong's 5221: To strike

an innocent
נָקִ֑י (nā·qî)
Adjective - masculine singular
Strong's 5355: Clean, free from, exempt

person.’
נֶ֖פֶשׁ (ne·p̄eš)
Noun - feminine singular construct
Strong's 5315: A soul, living being, life, self, person, desire, passion, appetite, emotion

And {let} all
כָּל־ (kāl-)
Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's 3605: The whole, all, any, every

the people
הָעָ֖ם (hā·‘ām)
Article | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 5971: A people, a tribe, troops, attendants, a flock

say,
וְאָמַ֥ר (wə·’ā·mar)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Conjunctive perfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 559: To utter, say

‘Amen!’
אָמֵֽן׃ (’ā·mên)
Adverb
Strong's 543: Sure, faithfulness, truly


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