Proverbs 17:23

“A wicked man taketh a gift out of the bosom to pervert the ways of judgment.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

A wicked man taketh a gift out of the bosome, to peruert the wayes of iudgement.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

A wicked man receives a bribe from the bosom To pervert the ways of justice.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

A wicked man receiveth a bribe out of the bosom, To pervert the ways of justice.
- American Standard Version (1901)

A sinner takes an offering out of his robe, to get a decision for himself in a cause.
- Basic English Bible

A wicked [man] taketh a gift out of the bosom, to pervert the paths of judgment.
- Darby Bible

A wicked man taketh a gift out of the bosom to pervert the ways of judgment.
- Webster's Bible

A wicked man receives a bribe in secret, to pervert the ways of justice.
- World English Bible

A bribe from the bosom the wicked taketh, To turn aside the paths of judgment.
- Youngs Literal Bible

A wicked man taketh a gift out of the bosom, to pervert the ways of justice.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

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