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Can Christians Take or Pay Bribes?


Bribing people for any reason whether good or bad is a sin. When you bribe someone, you are corrupting him and making him greed for money. Paying bribe shows that you lack trust in God. Whenever you face a problem, you should pray and ask God to help you instead of resolving to giving bribery. Christians should not take or pay bribe. When you take or pay bribe, you are perverting justice of the needy. We must act justly in every situation and not accept bribery.

 And thou shalt take no gift: for the gift blindeth the wise, and perverteth the words of the righteous. (Exodus 23:8 KJV)

He that is greedy of gain troubleth his own house; but he that hateth gifts shall live. (Proverbs 15:27 KJV)

A wicked man taketh a gift out of the bosom to pervert the ways of judgment. (Proverbs 17:23 KJV)

A gift is as a precious stone in the eyes of him that hath it: whithersoever it turneth, it prospereth. (Proverbs 17:8 KJV)

For the love of money is the root of all evil: which while some coveted after, they have erred from the faith, and pierced themselves through with many sorrows. (1 Timothy 6:10 KJV)

For I know your manifold transgressions and your mighty sins: they afflict the just, they take a bribe, and they turn aside the poor in the gate from their right. (Amos 5:12 KJV)

In whose hands is mischief, and their right hand is full of bribes. (Psalm 26:10 KJV)

Surely oppression maketh a wise man mad; and a gift destroyeth the heart. (Ecclesiastes 7:7 KJV)

A gift in secret pacifieth anger: and a reward in the bosom strong wrath. (Proverbs 21:14 KJV)

Which justify the wicked for reward, and take away the righteousness of the righteous from him! (Isaiah 5:23 KJV)

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