8 “Do not accept a bribe, for a bribe blinds those who see and twists the words of the innocent.

Read Exodus 23:8 Using Other Translations

And thou shalt take no gift: for the gift blindeth the wise, and perverteth the words of the righteous.
And you shall take no bribe, for a bribe blinds the clear-sighted and subverts the cause of those who are in the right.
“Take no bribes, for a bribe makes you ignore something that you clearly see. A bribe makes even a righteous person twist the truth.