1 Samuel 8:3
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New Living Translation
But they were not like their father, for they were greedy for money. They accepted bribes and perverted justice.

King James Bible
And his sons walked not in his ways, but turned aside after lucre, and took bribes, and perverted judgment.

Darby Bible Translation
And his sons walked not in his ways, but turned aside after lucre, and took bribes, and perverted justice.

World English Bible
His sons didn't walk in his ways, but turned aside after lucre, and took bribes, and perverted justice.

Young's Literal Translation
and his sons have not walked in his ways, and turn aside after the dishonest gain, and take a bribe, and turn aside judgment.

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Wesley's Notes on the Bible

8:3 Took bribes - Opportunity and temptation discovered that corruption in them which 'till now was hid from their father. It has often been the grief of holy men, that their children did not tread in their steps. So far from it, that the sons of eminently good men, have been often eminently wicked.

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Exodus 23:6
"In a lawsuit, you must not deny justice to the poor.

Exodus 23:8
"Take no bribes, for a bribe makes you ignore something that you clearly see. A bribe makes even a righteous person twist the truth.

Deuteronomy 16:19
You must never twist justice or show partiality. Never accept a bribe, for bribes blind the eyes of the wise and corrupt the decisions of the godly.

1 Samuel 2:35
"Then I will raise up a faithful priest who will serve me and do what I desire. I will establish his family, and they will be priests to my anointed kings forever.

1 Samuel 12:2
Your king is now your leader. I stand here before you--an old, gray-haired man--and my sons serve you. I have served as your leader from the time I was a boy to this very day.

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