New American Standard Bible
A wicked man receives a bribe from the bosom To pervert the ways of justice.
King James Bible
A wicked man taketh a gift out of the bosom to pervert the ways of judgment.
Darby Bible Translation
A wicked man taketh a gift out of the bosom, to pervert the paths of judgment.
World English Bible
A wicked man receives a bribe in secret, to pervert the ways of justice.
Young's Literal Translation
A bribe from the bosom the wicked taketh, To turn aside the paths of judgment.
Proverbs 17:23 Parallel
CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
The words "out of the bosom," from the fold of the garment, rather than from the bag or girdle in which money was usually carried, possibly point to the stealthiness with which the "gift" (or, bribe) is offered to the judge.
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"You shall not take a bribe, for a bribe blinds the clear-sighted and subverts the cause of the just.
"You shall not distort justice; you shall not be partial, and you shall not take a bribe, for a bribe blinds the eyes of the wise and perverts the words of the righteous.
A bribe is a charm in the sight of its owner; Wherever he turns, he prospers.
For oppression makes a wise man mad, And a bribe corrupts the heart.
Her leaders pronounce judgment for a bribe, Her priests instruct for a price And her prophets divine for money. Yet they lean on the LORD saying, "Is not the LORD in our midst? Calamity will not come upon us."
Concerning evil, both hands do it well. The prince asks, also the judge, for a bribe, And a great man speaks the desire of his soul; So they weave it together.
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