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:
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.
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.
not out his money to usury, nor taketh
reward against the innocent. He that doeth
] shall never be moved.
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:
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.
They build up Zion
, 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
] not the LORD among us? none evil can come upon us.
] 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
], he uttereth his mischievous desire
: so they wrap it up.
And said [unto them
will ye give me, and I will deliver him unto you? And they covenanted with him for thirty
pieces of silver.
, 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
] to us? see
thou [to that
man purchased a field with
the reward of iniquity; and falling
headlong, he burst asunder in the midst, and all his bowels gushed out.