Proverbs 15:27; Proverbs 17:8; Proverbs 17:23; Proverbs 18:16; Proverbs 21:14; Proverbs 28:21; Proverbs 29:4

27  Whoever is vgreedy for unjust gain wtroubles his own household,

but he who hates xbribes will live.

yA bribe is like a magic1 stone in the eyes of the one who gives it;

wherever he turns he prospers.

23  The wicked accepts qa bribe in secret1

to rpervert the ways of justice.

16  A man’s qgift makes room for him

and brings him before the great.

14  rA gift in secret averts anger,

and a concealed bribe,1 strong wrath.

21  To show kpartiality is not good,

but for la piece of bread a man will do wrong.

By justice a king hbuilds up the land,

but he who exacts gifts1 tears it down.