A judge became annoyed by the long delay in settling a case that seemed to him very plain. The judge said, “I hereby discharge this jury.”
One man of the jury, sensing that his personal integrity was being challenged, exclaimed, “You can’t do that.”
“And why not?” asked the judge sternly.
“Because you didn’t hire me,” replied the juror. Pointing to the defense attorney he said, “I’m working for that man there.”
A greedy man brings trouble to his family, but he who hates bribes will live. (Prob. 15:27.)