Cross-references Explore similar Bible verses on Proverbs 17:8 in English Standard Version "A bribe is like a magic stone in the eyes of the one who gives it; wherever he turns he prospers." Ex 23:8 And you shall take no bribe, for a bribe blinds the clear-sighted and subverts the cause of those who are in the right. Pr 17:23 The wicked accepts a bribe in secret to pervert the ways of justice. Pr 18:16 A man’s gift makes room for him and brings him before the great. Pr 19:6 Many seek the favor of a generous man, and everyone is a friend to a man who gives gifts. Pr 21:14 A gift in secret averts anger, and a concealed bribe, strong wrath. Isa 1:23 Your princes are rebels and companions of thieves. Everyone loves a bribe and runs after gifts. They do not bring justice to the fatherless, and the widow’s cause does not come to them. Am 5:12 For I know how many are your transgressions and how great are your sins— you who afflict the righteous, who take a bribe, and turn aside the needy in the gate.