Deuteronomy 16:19 Parallel Verses [⇓ See commentary ⇓]

Deuteronomy 16:19, 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 innocent."

Deuteronomy 16:19, ESV: "You shall not pervert justice. You shall not show partiality, and you shall not accept a bribe, for a bribe blinds the eyes of the wise and subverts the cause of the righteous."

Deuteronomy 16:19, KJV: "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."

Deuteronomy 16:19, NASB: "You shall not distort justice, you shall not show partiality; and you shall not accept a bribe, because a bribe blinds the eyes of the wise and distorts the words of the righteous."

Deuteronomy 16:19, 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."

Deuteronomy 16:19, CSB: "Do not deny justice or show partiality to anyone. Do not accept a bribe, for it blinds the eyes of the wise and twists the words of the righteous."

What does Deuteronomy 16:19 mean? [⇑ See verse text ⇑]

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