Deuteronomy 16:19

NET ©

You must not pervert justice or show favor. Do not take a bribe, for bribes blind the eyes of the wise and distort the words of the righteous.

NIV ©

Do not pervert justice or show partiality. Do not accept a bribe, for a bribe blinds the eyes of the wise and twists the words of the righteous.

NASB ©

"You shall not distort justice; you shall not be partial, and you shall not take a bribe, for a bribe blinds the eyes of the wise and perverts the words of the righteous.

NLT ©

You must never twist justice or show partiality. Never accept a bribe, for bribes blind the eyes of the wise and corrupt the decisions of the godly.

MSG ©

Don't twist the law. Don't play favorites. Don't take a bribe--a bribe blinds even a wise person; it undermines the intentions of the best of people.

BBE ©

You are not to be moved in your judging by a man’s position, you are not to take rewards; for rewards make the eyes of the wise man blind, and the decisions of the upright false.

NRSV ©

You must not distort justice; you must not show partiality; and you must not accept bribes, for a bribe blinds the eyes of the wise and subverts the cause of those who are in the right.

NKJV ©

"You shall not pervert justice; you shall not show partiality, nor take a bribe, for a bribe blinds the eyes of the wise and twists the words of the righteous.

KJV
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thou shalt not respect
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jpsm
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hjt
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al (16:19)
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LXXM
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ADV
ekklinousin
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krisin
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N-ASF
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ADV
epignwsontai
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proswpon
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N-ASN
oude
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CONJ
lhmqontai
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V-FMI-3P
dwron
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N-ASN
ta
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T-APN
gar
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PRT
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ektufloi
 
V-PAI-3S
ofyalmouv
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N-APM
sofwn
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A-GPM
kai
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CONJ
exairei
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logouv
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dikaiwn
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A-GPM
NET © [draft] ITL
You must not
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pervert
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justice
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or
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show
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favor. Do not
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take
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a bribe
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, for
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bribes
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blind
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the eyes
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of the wise
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and distort
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the words
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of the righteous
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.
NET © Notes

tn Heb “twist, overturn”; NRSV “subverts the cause.”

tn Or “innocent”; NRSV “those who are in the right”; NLT “the godly.”