The Meaning of Proverbs 17:23 Explained

Proverbs 17:23

KJV: A wicked man taketh a gift out of the bosom to pervert the ways of judgment.

YLT: A bribe from the bosom the wicked taketh, To turn aside the paths of judgment.

Darby: A wicked man taketh a gift out of the bosom, to pervert the paths of judgment.

ASV: A wicked man receiveth a bribe out of the bosom, To pervert the ways of justice.

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What does Proverbs 17:23 Mean?

Chapter Summary: Proverbs 17

1  Contrasts between the Righteous and the Wicked

What do the individual words in Proverbs 17:23 mean?

A bribe behind the back a wicked [man] accepts to pervert the ways of justice
שֹׁ֣חַד מֵ֭חֵיק רָשָׁ֣ע יִקָּ֑ח לְ֝הַטּ֗וֹת אָרְח֥וֹת מִשְׁפָּֽט

שֹׁ֣חַד  A  bribe 
Parse: Noun, masculine singular
Root: שֹׁחַד  
Sense: present, bribe.
מֵ֭חֵיק  behind  the  back 
Parse: Preposition-m, Noun, masculine singular construct
Root: חֹוק 
Sense: bosom, hollow, bottom, midst.
רָשָׁ֣ע  a  wicked  [man] 
Parse: Adjective, masculine singular
Root: רָשָׁע  
Sense: wicked, criminal.
יִקָּ֑ח  accepts 
Parse: Verb, Qal, Imperfect, third person masculine singular
Root: יָקַח 
Sense: to take, get, fetch, lay hold of, seize, receive, acquire, buy, bring, marry, take a wife, snatch, take away.
לְ֝הַטּ֗וֹת  to  pervert 
Parse: Preposition-l, Verb, Hifil, Infinitive construct
Root: נָטָה 
Sense: to stretch out, extend, spread out, pitch, turn, pervert, incline, bend, bow.
אָרְח֥וֹת  the  ways 
Parse: Noun, common plural construct
Root: אֹרַח  
Sense: way, path.
מִשְׁפָּֽט  of  justice 
Parse: Noun, masculine singular
Root: מִשְׁפָּט  
Sense: judgment, justice, ordinance.

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