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Deuteronomy 27:25 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— Cursed be he that taketh a bribe to slay an innocent person. And all the people shall say, Amen.
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— Cursed [be] he that taketh reward to slay an innocent person. And all the people shall say, Amen.
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— ‘Cursed is he who accepts a bribe to strike down an innocent person.’ And all the people shall say, ‘Amen.’
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— Cursed [be] he that taketh reward to slay an innocent person: and all the people shall say, Amen.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— Cursed be he that taketh reward to smite mortally [shedding] innocent blood! And all the people shall say, Amen.
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— Cursed, be he that taketh a bribe to shed innocent blood. And all the people shall say—Amen.
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— 'Cursed [is] he who is taking a bribe to smite a person, innocent blood,—and all the people have said, Amen.
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— Cursed be he that taketh gifts, to slay an innocent person: and all the people shall say: Amen.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— Cursed [be] he that taketh reward to slay an innocent person: and all the people shall say, Amen.
Brenton Greek Septuagint (LXX, Restored Names)
— Cursed is he whosoever shall have taken a bribe to slay an innocent man: and all the people shall say, So be it.
Full Hebrew Names / Holy Name KJV (2008) [2] [3]
— Cursed [be] he that taketh reward to slay an innocent person. And all the people shall say, Amen.

Strong's Numbers & Hebrew NamesHebrew Old TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
Cursed 779
{0779} Prime
A primitive root; to execrate.
<8803> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Participle Passive (See H8815)
Count - 1415
[be] he that taketh 3947
{3947} Prime
A primitive root; to take (in the widest variety of applications).
<8802> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Participle Active (See H8814)
Count - 5386
reward 7810
{7810} Prime
From H7809; a donation (venal or redemptive).
to slay 5221
{5221} Prime
A primitive root; to strike (lightly or severely, literally or figuratively).
<8687> Grammar
Stem - Hiphil (See H8818)
Mood - Infinitive (See H8812)
Count - 1162
an innocent 5355
{5355} Prime
From H5352; innocent.
person. 5315
{5315} Prime
From H5314; properly a breathing creature, that is, animal or (abstractly) vitality; used very widely in a literal, accommodated or figurative sense (bodily or mental).
[1818] Standard
From H1826 (compare H0119); blood (as that which when shed causes death) of man or an animal; by analogy the juice of the grape; figuratively (especially in the plural) bloodshed (that is, drops of blood).
And all x3605
(3605) Complement
From H3634; properly the whole; hence all, any or every (in the singular only, but often in a plural sense).
the people 5971
{5971} Prime
From H6004; a people (as a congregated unit); specifically a tribe (as those of Israel); hence (collectively) troops or attendants; figuratively a flock.
shall say, 559
{0559} Prime
A primitive root; to say (used with great latitude).
<8804> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Perfect (See H8816)
Count - 12562
Amen. 543
{0543} Prime
From H0539; sure; abstractly faithfulness; adverbially truly.
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Deuteronomy 10:17 For the LORD your God [is] God of gods, and Lord of lords, a great God, a mighty, and a terrible, which regardeth not persons, nor taketh reward:
Deuteronomy 16:19 Thou shalt not wrest judgment; thou shalt not respect persons, neither take a gift: for a gift doth blind the eyes of the wise, and pervert the words of the righteous.
Exodus 23:7-8 Keep thee far from a false matter; and the innocent and righteous slay thou not: for I will not justify the wicked. ... And thou shalt take no gift: for the gift blindeth the wise, and perverteth the words of the righteous.
Psalms 15:5 [He that] putteth not out his money to usury, nor taketh reward against the innocent. He that doeth these [things] shall never be moved.
Proverbs 1:11-29 If they say, Come with us, let us lay wait for blood, let us lurk privily for the innocent without cause: ... For that they hated knowledge, and did not choose the fear of the LORD:
Ezekiel 22:12-13 In thee have they taken gifts to shed blood; thou hast taken usury and increase, and thou hast greedily gained of thy neighbours by extortion, and hast forgotten me, saith the Lord GOD. ... Behold, therefore I have smitten mine hand at thy dishonest gain which thou hast made, and at thy blood which hath been in the midst of thee.
Micah 3:10-11 They build up Zion with blood, and Jerusalem with iniquity. ... The heads thereof judge for reward, and the priests thereof teach for hire, and the prophets thereof divine for money: yet will they lean upon the LORD, and say, [Is] not the LORD among us? none evil can come upon us.
Micah 7:2-3 The good [man] is perished out of the earth: and [there is] none upright among men: they all lie in wait for blood; they hunt every man his brother with a net. ... That they may do evil with both hands earnestly, the prince asketh, and the judge [asketh] for a reward; and the great [man], he uttereth his mischievous desire: so they wrap it up.
Matthew 26:15 And said [unto them], What will ye give me, and I will deliver him unto you? And they covenanted with him for thirty pieces of silver.
Matthew 27:3-4 Then Judas, which had betrayed him, when he saw that he was condemned, repented himself, and brought again the thirty pieces of silver to the chief priests and elders, ... Saying, I have sinned in that I have betrayed the innocent blood. And they said, What [is that] to us? see thou [to that].
Acts 1:18 Now this man purchased a field with the reward of iniquity; and falling headlong, he burst asunder in the midst, and all his bowels gushed out.
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