Cross-references Explore similar Bible verses on Ecclesiastes 7:7 in English Standard Version "Surely oppression drives the wise into madness, and a bribe corrupts the heart." De 16:19 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. Pr 17:8 A bribe is like a magic stone in the eyes of the one who gives it; wherever he turns he prospers. Ec 4:1 Again I saw all the oppressions that are done under the sun. And behold, the tears of the oppressed, and they had no one to comfort them! On the side of their oppressors there was power, and there was no one to comfort them.