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The Bible's view of bribery depends on whether you are a victim of tyranny or a ruler. The mark of an unrighteous ruler is his acceptance of bribes: Deut. 16:18-19. But for the righteous man trapped in a corrupt legal system, offering a bribe is one way to gain justice: Prov. 17:8; Prov. 18:16; Prov. 21:14; Matt. 5:38-41.
- Gary North, Priorities and Dominion: An Economic Commentary on Matthew Ch. 9 (1999), at www.garynorth.com/freebooks: HTML.