Bribe
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Easton's Bible Dictionary
None to be taken; "for the gift maketh open eyes blind, and perverteth the cause of the righteous" (Exodus 23:8, literally rendered).
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
1. (n.) A gift begged; a present.

2. (n.) A price, reward, gift, or favor bestowed or promised with a view to prevent the judgment or corrupt the conduct of a judge, witness, voter, or other person in a position of trust.

3. (n.) That which seduces; seduction; allurement.

4. (v. t.) To rob or steal.

5. (v. t.) To give or promise a reward or consideration to (a judge, juror, legislator, voter, or other person in a position of trust) with a view to prevent the judgment or corrupt the conduct; to induce or influence by a bribe; to give a bribe to.

6. (v. t.) To gain by a bribe; of induce as by a bribe.

7. (v. i.) To commit robbery or theft.

8. (v. i.) To give a bribe to a person; to pervert the judgment or corrupt the action of a person in a position of trust, by some gift or promise.

Strong's Hebrew
7809. shachad -- to give a present, bribe
... 7808, 7809. shachad. 7810 . to give a present, bribe. Transliteration: shachad
Phonetic Spelling: (shaw-khad') Short Definition: bribe. Word Origin a prim. ...
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7810. shochad -- a present, bribe
... 7809, 7810. shochad. 7811 . a present, bribe. Transliteration: shochad
Phonetic Spelling: (shakh'-ad) Short Definition: bribe. Word ...
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8021. shalmon -- a reward, bribe
... shalmon. 8022 . a reward, bribe. Transliteration: shalmon Phonetic Spelling:
(shal-mone') Short Definition: rewards. ... reward. From shalam; a bribe -- reward. ...
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3724. kopher -- the price of a life, ransom
... 3723, 3724. kopher. 3724a . the price of a life, ransom. Transliteration:
kopher Phonetic Spelling: (ko'-fer) Short Definition: bribe. ...
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7966. shillum -- requital
... 7965, 7966. shillum or shillum. 7967 . requital. Transliteration: shillum or
shillum Phonetic Spelling: (shil-loom') Short Definition: bribe. ...
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4979. mattanah -- a gift
... Word Origin fem. of mattan Definition a gift NASB Word Usage bestowed (1),
bribe (1), bribes (1), gift (3), gifts (10), give (1). gift. ...
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3724a. kopher -- the price of a life, ransom
... Word Origin from an unused word Definition the price of a life, ransom NASB Word
Usage bribe (1), bribes (1), ransom (11). 3724, 3724a. kopher. 3724b . ...
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Library

Thus Wrote the Aforesaid Pope Boniface for the Salvation of King ...
... understood that he had appeared in that province, and that he and his companions
were hospitably entertained by Redwald, he sent messengers to bribe that king ...
/.../bede/bedes ecclesiastical history of england/chap xii thus wrote the.htm

Your Letter Goes On:
... 4. Your letter goes on. "Pray do not trouble yourself to give a large sum of gold
to bribe my secretary, as your friends did in ... What! I bribe your Secretary! ...
/.../4 your letter goes on .htm

Letter Liii. To the Chorepiscopi.
... To the recipient of the bribe it must be said, as was said by the Apostles to him
who was willing to give money to buy the fellowship of the Holy Ghost, "Thy ...
/.../basil/basil letters and select works/letter liii to the chorepiscopi.htm

Epistle cx. To Theoderic and Theodebert, Kings of the Franks .
... 2:18). But what can be the works of a priest who is convicted of obtaining
the dignity of so great a sacrament by a bribe? Thus ...
/.../gregory/the epistles of saint gregory the great/epistle cx to theoderic and.htm

Epistle xxxii. To Peter, Subdeacon of Sicily.
... of the servant of God, brother Cyriacus, at Rome I questioned him closely as to
whether he had communicated with thee about the receiving of a bribe in the ...
/.../the epistles of saint gregory the great/epistle xxxii to peter subdeacon.htm

Simon the Sorcerer
... on 'whomsoever I lay hands, he may receive the Holy Ghost.' That preposterous wish
was quite as bad as, and was the root of, his absurd offer to bribe Peter. ...
/.../maclaren/expositions of holy scripture the acts/simon the sorcerer.htm

Prolonged Agony
... I received a bribe.'. For what bribe did you sell your guilty soul?' asked Chrysostom. ...
If holy priests bribe slaves to murder, how can ignorant slaves resist? ...
/.../chapter l prolonged agony.htm

The Sins of Society
... For I know your manifold transgressions and your mighty sins: they afflict the just,
they take a bribe, and they turn aside the poor in the gate from their ...
/.../maclaren/expositions of holy scripture a/the sins of society.htm

Psalm LXXX.
... thou doest it because thou fearest. A man would bribe thee, for example,
to bear false witness. Countless cases there are, but I ...
/.../augustine/exposition on the book of psalms/psalm lxxx.htm

Jesus Before Herod.
... chiefly inhabited by Pharisees, to let them know that they must assemble in the
neighbourhood of Pilate's palace, gather together the rabble, and bribe them to ...
/.../the dolorous passion of our lord jesus christ/chapter xx jesus before herod.htm

Thesaurus
Bribe (27 Occurrences)
... voter, or other person in a position of trust) with a view to prevent the judgment
or corrupt the conduct; to induce or influence by a bribe; to give a bribe to ...
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Gift (148 Occurrences)
... (3.) A bribe to a judge to obtain a favourable verdict (Exodus 23:8;
Deuteronomy 16:19). ... 3. (n.) A bribe; anything given to corrupt. ...
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Judicial (2 Occurrences)
... According to the Book of the Covenant (Exodus 23:8) `a bribe blindeth the eyes of
the open-eyed.' This descriptive phrase indicates a prolific cause of the ...
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Twists (12 Occurrences)
... Twists (12 Occurrences). Exodus 23:8 "You shall take no bribe, for a bribe blinds
those who have sight and perverts the words of the righteous. (See NIV). ...
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Subverts (4 Occurrences)
... Subverts (4 Occurrences). Exodus 23:8 "You shall take no bribe, for a bribe blinds
those who have sight and perverts the words of the righteous. (See NAS RSV). ...
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Blindness (7 Occurrences)
... According to the Book of the Covenant (Exodus 23:8) `a bribe blindeth the eyes of
the open-eyed.' This descriptive phrase indicates a prolific cause of the ...
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Pervert (18 Occurrences)
... Deuteronomy 16:19 You shall not wrest justice: you shall not respect persons; neither
shall you take a bribe; for a bribe does blind the eyes of the wise, and ...
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Bribes (14 Occurrences)
... your God -- He 'is' God of the gods, and Lord of the lords; God, the great, the
mighty, and the fearful; who accepteth not persons, nor taketh a bribe; (See NIV ...
/b/bribes.htm - 10k

Bribery (2 Occurrences)
... 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 ...
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Accepts (14 Occurrences)
... your God -- He 'is' God of the gods, and Lord of the lords; God, the great, the
mighty, and the fearful; who accepteth not persons, nor taketh a bribe; (See NIV ...
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Concordance
Bribe (27 Occurrences)

Acts 24:26
Meanwhile, he also hoped that money would be given to him by Paul, that he might release him. Therefore also he sent for him more often, and talked with him.
(See NIV)

Exodus 18:21
Moreover you shall provide out of all the people able men, such as fear God: men of truth, hating unjust gain; and place such over them, to be rulers of thousands, rulers of hundreds, rulers of fifties, and rulers of tens.
(See RSV)

Exodus 23:8
"You shall take no bribe, for a bribe blinds those who have sight and perverts the words of the righteous.
(WEB ASV DBY YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Deuteronomy 10:17
for Jehovah your God -- He 'is' God of the gods, and Lord of the lords; God, the great, the mighty, and the fearful; who accepteth not persons, nor taketh a bribe;
(YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Deuteronomy 16:19
You shall not wrest justice: you shall not respect persons; neither shall you take a bribe; for a bribe does blind the eyes of the wise, and pervert the words of the righteous.
(WEB ASV DBY YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Deuteronomy 27:25
'Cursed is he who takes a bribe to kill an innocent person.' All the people shall say,'Amen.'
(WEB JPS ASV YLT NAS RSV NIV)

1 Samuel 8:3
His sons didn't walk in his ways, but turned aside after lucre, and took bribes, and perverted justice.
(Root in WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

1 Samuel 12:3
Behold, here I am: witness against me before the LORD, and before his anointed: whose ox have I taken? or whose ass have I taken? or whom have I defrauded? whom have I oppressed? or of whose hand have I received any bribe to blind mine eyes therewith? and I will restore it you.
(KJV WBS NAS RSV NIV)

2 Kings 16:8
And Ahaz taketh the silver and the gold that is found in the house of Jehovah, and in the treasures of the house of the king, and sendeth to the king of Asshur -- a bribe.
(YLT)

2 Chronicles 19:7
Now therefore let the fear of Yahweh be on you; take heed and do it: for there is no iniquity with Yahweh our God, nor respect of persons, nor taking of bribes.
(Root in WEB JPS ASV YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Job 6:22
Is it because I said, Give to me? And, By your power bribe for me?
(YLT NAS RSV)

Job 36:18
Don't let riches entice you to wrath, neither let the great size of a bribe turn you aside.
(WEB NIV)

Psalms 15:5
he who doesn't lend out his money for usury, nor take a bribe against the innocent. He who does these things shall never be shaken.
(WEB JPS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Proverbs 6:35
He accepteth not the appearance of any atonement, Yea, he doth not consent, Though thou dost multiply bribes!
(Root in YLT NIV)

Proverbs 17:8
A bribe is a precious stone in the eyes of him who gives it; wherever he turns, he prospers.
(WEB ASV YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Proverbs 17:23
A wicked man receives a bribe in secret, to pervert the ways of justice.
(WEB ASV YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Proverbs 21:14
A gift in secret pacifies anger; and a bribe in the cloak, strong wrath.
(WEB YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Ecclesiastes 7:7
Surely extortion makes the wise man foolish; and a bribe destroys the understanding.
(WEB ASV NAS RSV NIV)

Isaiah 1:23
Your princes are rebellious, and companions of thieves. Everyone loves bribes, and follows after rewards. They don't judge the fatherless, neither does the cause of the widow come to them.
(Root in WEB JPS ASV YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Isaiah 5:23
who acquit the guilty for a bribe, but deny justice for the innocent!
(WEB ASV DBY YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Isaiah 33:15
He who walks righteously, and speaks blamelessly; He who despises the gain of oppressions, who gestures with his hands, refusing to take a bribe, who stops his ears from hearing of blood, and shuts his eyes from looking at evil-
(WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Isaiah 45:13
I have stirred him up in righteousness, And all his ways I make straight, He doth build My city, and My captivity doth send out, Not for price, nor for bribe, said Jehovah of Hosts.
(YLT)

Ezekiel 16:33
They give gifts to all prostitutes; but you give your gifts to all your lovers, and bribe them, that they may come to you on every side for your prostitution.
(WEB JPS ASV YLT NAS)

Ezekiel 22:12
In you have they taken bribes to shed blood; you have taken interest and increase, and you have greedily gained of your neighbors by oppression, and have forgotten me, says the Lord Yahweh.
(Root in WEB ASV YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Amos 5:12
For I know how many your offenses, and how great are your sins- you who afflict the just, who take a bribe, and who turn aside the needy in the courts.
(WEB KJV ASV DBY WBS NAS RSV NIV)

Micah 3:11
Her leaders judge for bribes, and her priests teach for a price, and her prophets of it tell fortunes for money: yet they lean on Yahweh, and say, "Isn't Yahweh in the midst of us? No disaster will come on us."
(Root in WEB YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Micah 7:3
Their hands are on that which is evil to do it diligently. The ruler and judge ask for a bribe; and the powerful man dictates the evil desire of his soul. Thus they conspire together.
(WEB NAS RSV NIV)

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