A gift blinds the wise and perverts the words of the righteous.
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- The wise weigh their words on a scale with gold.
- For a righteous man falls seven times, and rises again. [Proverbs 24:16]
- My dear brothers, take note of this: Everyone should be quick to listen, slow to speak and slow to become angry, for man’s anger does not bring about the righteous life that God desires. [James 1:19-20]
- Judge not according to appearance, but judge righteous judgment.
- For by grace you have been saved through faith; and that not of yourselves, it is the gift of God., not as a result of works, that no one should boast. [Ephesians 2:6, 7]
- If the blind lead the blind, both shall fall into the ditch.