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Bible Study Topic: Bribery

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"Do not accept a bribe, for a bribe blinds those who see and twists the words of the righteous.
Exodus 23:8
 
Some time later, he fell in love with a woman in the Valley of Sorek whose name was Delilah.
The rulers of the Philistines went to her and said, "See if you can lure him into showing you the secret of his great strength and how we can overpower him so we may tie him up and subdue him. Each one of us will give you eleven hundred shekels of silver."
Judges 16:4-5
 
But his sons did not walk in his ways. They turned aside after dishonest gain and accepted bribes and perverted justice.
1 Samuel 8:3
 
Here I stand. Testify against me in the presence of the LORD and his anointed. Whose ox have I taken? Whose donkey have I taken? Whom have I cheated? Whom have I oppressed? From whose hand have I accepted a bribe to make me shut my eyes? If I have done any of these, I will make it right."
1 Samuel 12:3
 
"Let there be a treaty between me and you," he said, "as there was between my father and your father. See, I am sending you a gift of silver and gold. Now break your treaty with Baasha king of Israel so he will withdraw from me."
1 Kings 15:19
 
Then Haman said to King Xerxes, "There is a certain people dispersed and scattered among the peoples in all the provinces of your kingdom whose customs are different from those of all other people and who do not obey the king's laws; it is not in the king's best interest to tolerate them.
If it pleases the king, let a decree be issued to destroy them, and I will put ten thousand talents of silver into the royal treasury for the men who carry out this business."
Esther 3:8-9
 
Do not take away my soul along with sinners, my life with bloodthirsty men,
in whose hands are wicked schemes, whose right hands are full of bribes.
Psalms 26:9-10
 
A wicked man accepts a bribe in secret to pervert the course of justice.
Proverbs 17:23
 
A gift opens the way for the giver and ushers him into the presence of the great.
Proverbs 18:16
 
A gift given in secret soothes anger, and a bribe concealed in the cloak pacifies great wrath.
Proverbs 21:14
 
Like clouds and wind without rain is a man who boasts of gifts he does not give.
Proverbs 25:14
 
To show partiality is not good, yet a man will do wrong for a piece of bread.
Proverbs 28:21
 
By justice a king gives a country stability, but one who is greedy for bribes tears it down.
Proverbs 29:4
 
Extortion turns a wise man into a fool, and a bribe corrupts the heart.
Ecclesiastes 7:7
 
Now I have heard that you are able to give interpretations and to solve difficult problems. If you can read this writing and tell me what it means, you will be clothed in purple and have a gold chain placed around your neck, and you will be made the third highest ruler in the kingdom."
Then Daniel answered the king, "You may keep your gifts for yourself and give your rewards to someone else. Nevertheless, I will read the writing for the king and tell him what it means.
Daniel 5:16-17
 
Your rulers are rebels, companions of thieves; they all love bribes and chase after gifts. They do not defend the cause of the fatherless; the widow's case does not come before them.
Isaiah 1:23
 
He who walks righteously and speaks what is right, who rejects gain from extortion and keeps his hand from accepting bribes, who stops his ears against plots of murder and shuts his eyes against contemplating evil-
Isaiah 33:15
 
For I know how many are your offenses and how great your sins. You oppress the righteous and take bribes and you deprive the poor of justice in the courts.
Amos 5:12
 
and asked, "What are you willing to give me if I hand him over to you?" So they counted out for him thirty silver coins.
Matthew 26:15
 
When the chief priests had met with the elders and devised a plan, they gave the soldiers a large sum of money,
telling them, "You are to say, 'His disciples came during the night and stole him away while we were asleep.'
Matthew 28:12-13
 
At the same time he was hoping that Paul would offer him a bribe, so he sent for him frequently and talked with him.
Acts 24:26
 
not given to drunkenness, not violent but gentle, not quarrelsome, not a lover of money.
1 Timothy 3:3
 
For the love of money is a root of all kinds of evil. Some people, eager for money, have wandered from the faith and pierced themselves with many griefs.Paul's Charge to Timothy
1 Timothy 6:10
 
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