Bribes and Gifts
But whoso committeth adultery with a woman lacketh understanding: he that doeth it destroyeth his own soul. A wound and dishonour shall he get; and his reproach shall not be wiped away. For jealousy is the rage of a man: therefore he will not spare in the day of vengeance. He will not regard any ransom; neither will he rest content, though thou givest many gifts.
He that is greedy of gain troubleth his own house; but he that hateth gifts shall live.
A gift is as a precious stone in the eyes of him that hath it: whithersoever it turneth, it prospereth.
A wicked man taketh a gift out of the bosom to pervert the ways of judgment.
A man's gift maketh room for him, and bringeth him before great men.
Many will intreat the favour of the prince: and every man is a friend to him that giveth gifts.
A gift in secret pacifieth anger: and a reward in the bosom strong wrath.
He that oppresseth the poor to increase his riches, and he that giveth to the rich, shall surely come to want.
Whoso boasteth himself of a false gift is like clouds and wind without rain.
The king by judgment establisheth the land: but he that receiveth gifts overthroweth it.
Total Verses: 13
Total Passages: 10