Proverbs 17:8; Proverbs 17:18; Proverbs 17:23

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

wherever he turns he prospers.

18  One who lacks sense gives a pledge

and puts up security in the presence of his neighbor.

23  The wicked accepts qa bribe in secret1

to rpervert the ways of justice.