WHICH IS GREATER GIFTS OR RELATIONSHIPS?
Deuteronomy 16:19 (GNT)
"They are not to be unjust or show partiality in their judgments; and they are not to accept bribes, for gifts blind the eyes even of wise and honest men, and cause them to give wrong decisions."
Exodus 23:8 (NLT)
"Take no bribes, for a bribe makes you ignore something that you clearly see. A bribe makes even a righteous person twist the truth."
Bribe: Money or favor given or promised in order to influence the judgment or conduct of a person in a position of trust.
Exodus 29:46 (AMP)
"And they shall know [from personal experience] that I am the Lord their God, Who brought them forth out of the land of Egypt that I might dwell among them; I am the Lord their God."
Isaiah 43:11-13 (AMP)
"I, even I, am the Lord, and besides Me there is no Savior. I have declared [the future] and have saved [the nation in times of danger], and I have shown [that I am God]--when there was no strange and alien god among you; therefore you are My witnesses, says the Lord, that I am God.13 Yes, from the time of the first existence of day and from this day forth I am He; and there is no one who can deliver out of My hand. I will work, and who can hinder or reverse it?"
Isaiah 43:15-16 (AMP)
"I am the Lord, your Holy One, the Creator of Israel, your King. Thus says the Lord, Who makes a way through the sea and a path through the mighty waters."