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Genesis 24:53

The servant brought out articles of silver and articles of gold, and garments, and gave them to Rebekah; he also gave precious things to her brother and to her mother.

Genesis 45:22

To each of them he gave changes of garments, but to Benjamin he gave three hundred pieces of silver and five changes of garments.

1 Samuel 9:8

The servant answered Saul again and said, "Behold, I have in my hand a fourth of a shekel of silver; I will give it to the man of God and he will tell us our way."

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1 Samuel 25:27

"Now let this gift which your maidservant has brought to my lord be given to the young men who accompany my lord.

1 Samuel 30:26

Now when David came to Ziklag, he sent some of the spoil to the elders of Judah, to his friends, saying, "Behold, a gift for you from the spoil of the enemies of the LORD:

1 Kings 10:10

She gave the king a hundred and twenty talents of gold, and a very great amount of spices and precious stones. Never again did such abundance of spices come in as that which the queen of Sheba gave King Solomon.

1 Kings 10:13

King Solomon gave to the queen of Sheba all her desire which she requested, besides what he gave her according to his royal bounty. Then she turned and went to her own land together with her servants.

1 Kings 14:3

"Take ten loaves with you, some cakes and a jar of honey, and go to him. He will tell you what will happen to the boy."

2 Kings 8:9

So Hazael went to meet him and took a gift in his hand, even every kind of good thing of Damascus, forty camels' loads; and he came and stood before him and said, "Your son Ben-hadad king of Aram has sent me to you, saying, 'Will I recover from this sickness?'"

Job 42:11

Then all his brothers and all his sisters and all who had known him before came to him, and they ate bread with him in his house; and they consoled him and comforted him for all the adversities that the LORD had brought on him. And each one gave him one piece of money, and each a ring of gold.

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1 Kings 10:25

They brought every man his gift, articles of silver and gold, garments, weapons, spices, horses, and mules, so much year by year.

1 Samuel 16:20

Jesse took a donkey loaded with bread and a jug of wine and a young goat, and sent them to Saul by David his son.

1 Kings 10:2

So she came to Jerusalem with a very large retinue, with camels carrying spices and very much gold and precious stones. When she came to Solomon, she spoke with him about all that was in her heart.

2 Samuel 8:2

He defeated Moab, and measured them with the line, making them lie down on the ground; and he measured two lines to put to death and one full line to keep alive And the Moabites became servants to David, bringing tribute.

Psalm 72:10

Let the kings of Tarshish and of the islands bring presents; The kings of Sheba and Seba offer gifts.

Presents » Were given » To appease the angry feelings of others

Genesis 32:20

and you shall say, 'Behold, your servant Jacob also is behind us.'" For he said, "I will appease him with the present that goes before me. Then afterward I will see his face; perhaps he will accept me."

1 Samuel 25:27-28

"Now let this gift which your maidservant has brought to my lord be given to the young men who accompany my lord. "Please forgive the transgression of your maidservant; for the LORD will certainly make for my lord an enduring house, because my lord is fighting the battles of the LORD, and evil will not be found in you all your days.

1 Samuel 25:35

So David received from her hand what she had brought him and said to her, "Go up to your house in peace See, I have listened to you and granted your request."

Presents » Often conveyed on camels, &c

1 Samuel 25:18

Then Abigail hurried and took two hundred loaves of bread and two jugs of wine and five sheep already prepared and five measures of roasted grain and a hundred clusters of raisins and two hundred cakes of figs, and loaded them on donkeys.

2 Kings 8:9

So Hazael went to meet him and took a gift in his hand, even every kind of good thing of Damascus, forty camels' loads; and he came and stood before him and said, "Your son Ben-hadad king of Aram has sent me to you, saying, 'Will I recover from this sickness?'"

2 Chronicles 9:1

Now when the queen of Sheba heard of the fame of Solomon, she came to Jerusalem to test Solomon with difficult questions. She had a very large retinue, with camels carrying spices and a large amount of gold and precious stones; and when she came to Solomon, she spoke with him about all that was on her heart.

Presents » Were given » As tribute

Judges 3:15

But when the sons of Israel cried to the LORD, the LORD raised up a deliverer for them, Ehud the son of Gera, the Benjamite, a left-handed man. And the sons of Israel sent tribute by him to Eglon the king of Moab.

2 Samuel 8:2

He defeated Moab, and measured them with the line, making them lie down on the ground; and he measured two lines to put to death and one full line to keep alive And the Moabites became servants to David, bringing tribute.

2 Chronicles 17:5

So the LORD established the kingdom in his control, and all Judah brought tribute to Jehoshaphat, and he had great riches and honor.

Presents » Things given as » Eatables

Genesis 43:11

Then their father Israel said to them, "If it must be so, then do this: take some of the best products of the land in your bags, and carry down to the man as a present, a little balm and a little honey, aromatic gum and myrrh, pistachio nuts and almonds.

1 Samuel 25:18

Then Abigail hurried and took two hundred loaves of bread and two jugs of wine and five sheep already prepared and five measures of roasted grain and a hundred clusters of raisins and two hundred cakes of figs, and loaded them on donkeys.

1 Kings 14:3

"Take ten loaves with you, some cakes and a jar of honey, and go to him. He will tell you what will happen to the boy."

Presents » Things given as » Servants

Genesis 29:29

Laban also gave his maid Bilhah to his daughter Rachel as her maid.

Genesis 29:24

Laban also gave his maid Zilpah to his daughter Leah as a maid.

Genesis 20:14

Abimelech then took sheep and oxen and male and female servants, and gave them to Abraham, and restored his wife Sarah to him.

Presents » Laid out and presented with great ceremony

Genesis 43:25

So they prepared the present for Joseph's coming at noon; for they had heard that they were to eat a meal there.

Judges 3:18

It came about when he had finished presenting the tribute, that he sent away the people who had carried the tribute.

Presents » Were given » To reward service

Daniel 2:48

Then the king promoted Daniel and gave him many great gifts, and he made him ruler over the whole province of Babylon and chief prefect over all the wise men of Babylon.

2 Samuel 18:12

The man said to Joab, "Even if I should receive a thousand pieces of silver in my hand, I would not put out my hand against the king's son; for in our hearing the king charged you and Abishai and Ittai, saying, 'Protect for me the young man Absalom!'

Daniel 2:6

"But if you declare the dream and its interpretation, you will receive from me gifts and a reward and great honor; therefore declare to me the dream and its interpretation."

Presents » Things given as » Money

Job 42:11

Then all his brothers and all his sisters and all who had known him before came to him, and they ate bread with him in his house; and they consoled him and comforted him for all the adversities that the LORD had brought on him. And each one gave him one piece of money, and each a ring of gold.

Genesis 45:22

To each of them he gave changes of garments, but to Benjamin he gave three hundred pieces of silver and five changes of garments.

1 Samuel 9:8

The servant answered Saul again and said, "Behold, I have in my hand a fourth of a shekel of silver; I will give it to the man of God and he will tell us our way."

Presents » Were given » By kings to each other in token of inferiority

1 Kings 10:25

They brought every man his gift, articles of silver and gold, garments, weapons, spices, horses, and mules, so much year by year.

2 Chronicles 9:23-24

And all the kings of the earth were seeking the presence of Solomon, to hear his wisdom which God had put in his heart. They brought every man his gift, articles of silver and gold, garments, weapons, spices, horses and mules, so much year by year.

Presents » Things given as » Cattle

Genesis 32:14-15

two hundred female goats and twenty male goats, two hundred ewes and twenty rams, thirty milking camels and their colts, forty cows and ten bulls, twenty female donkeys and ten male donkeys.

Genesis 32:18

then you shall say, 'These belong to your servant Jacob; it is a present sent to my lord Esau. And behold, he also is behind us.'"

Presents » Of persons of rank, of great value and variety

2 Kings 5:2

Now the Arameans had gone out in bands and had taken captive a little girl from the land of Israel; and she waited on Naaman's wife.

2 Chronicles 9:1

Now when the queen of Sheba heard of the fame of Solomon, she came to Jerusalem to test Solomon with difficult questions. She had a very large retinue, with camels carrying spices and a large amount of gold and precious stones; and when she came to Solomon, she spoke with him about all that was on her heart.

Presents » Generally procured a favorable reception

Proverbs 18:16

A man's gift makes room for him And brings him before great men.

Proverbs 19:6

Many will seek the favor of a generous man, And every man is a friend to him who gives gifts.

Presents » Things given as » Ornaments

Genesis 24:22

When the camels had finished drinking, the man took a gold ring weighing a half-shekel and two bracelets for her wrists weighing ten shekels in gold,

Genesis 24:47

"Then I asked her, and said, 'Whose daughter are you?' And she said, 'The daughter of Bethuel, Nahor's son, whom Milcah bore to him'; and I put the ring on her nose, and the bracelets on her wrists.

Presents » Things given as » Garments

1 Samuel 18:4

Jonathan stripped himself of the robe that was on him and gave it to David, with his armor, including his sword and his bow and his belt.

Genesis 45:22

To each of them he gave changes of garments, but to Benjamin he gave three hundred pieces of silver and five changes of garments.

Presents » Were given » On sending away friends

Genesis 45:22

To each of them he gave changes of garments, but to Benjamin he gave three hundred pieces of silver and five changes of garments.

Jeremiah 40:5

As Jeremiah was still not going back, he said, "Go on back then to Gedaliah the son of Ahikam, the son of Shaphan, whom the king of Babylon has appointed over the cities of Judah, and stay with him among the people; or else go anywhere it seems right for you to go " So the captain of the bodyguard gave him a ration and a gift and let him go.

Presents » Generally presented in person

Genesis 43:15

So the men took this present, and they took double the money in their hand, and Benjamin; then they arose and went down to Egypt and stood before Joseph.

Genesis 43:26

When Joseph came home, they brought into the house to him the present which was in their hand and bowed to the ground before him.

Presents » Antiquity of

Genesis 43:15

So the men took this present, and they took double the money in their hand, and Benjamin; then they arose and went down to Egypt and stood before Joseph.

Genesis 32:13

So he spent the night there. Then he selected from what he had with him a present for his brother Esau:

Presents » Not bringing, considered a mark of disrespect and disaffection

2 Kings 17:24

The king of Assyria brought men from Babylon and from Cuthah and from Avva and from Hamath and Sephar-vaim, and settled them in the cities of Samaria in place of the sons of Israel. So they possessed Samaria and lived in its cities.

Isaiah 10:27

So it will be in that day, that his burden will be removed from your shoulders and his yoke from your neck, and the yoke will be broken because of fatness.

Presents » Were given » On all occasions of public rejoicing

Esther 9:19

Therefore the Jews of the rural areas, who live in the rural towns, make the fourteenth day of the month Adar a holiday for rejoicing and feasting and sending portions of food to one another.

Nehemiah 8:12

All the people went away to eat, to drink, to send portions and to celebrate a great festival, because they understood the words which had been made known to them.

Presents » Were given » At marriages

Genesis 24:53

The servant brought out articles of silver and articles of gold, and garments, and gave them to Rebekah; he also gave precious things to her brother and to her mother.

Psalm 45:12

The daughter of Tyre will come with a gift; The rich among the people will seek your favor.

Presents » Were given » To judges to secure a favorable hearing

Proverbs 17:23

A wicked man receives a bribe from the bosom To pervert the ways of justice.

Amos 2:6

Thus says the LORD, "For three transgressions of Israel and for four I will not revoke its punishment, Because they sell the righteous for money And the needy for a pair of sandals.

Presents » Were given » To confirm covenants

Genesis 21:28-30

Then Abraham set seven ewe lambs of the flock by themselves. Abimelech said to Abraham, "What do these seven ewe lambs mean, which you have set by themselves?" He said, "You shall take these seven ewe lambs from my hand so that it may be a witness to me, that I dug this well."

Presents » Receiving of, a token of good will

Genesis 33:10-11

Jacob said, "No, please, if now I have found favor in your sight, then take my present from my hand, for I see your face as one sees the face of God, and you have received me favorably. "Please take my gift which has been brought to you, because God has dealt graciously with me and because I have plenty." Thus he urged him and he took it.

Presents » Were given » In token of friendship

1 Samuel 18:3-4

Then Jonathan made a covenant with David because he loved him as himself. Jonathan stripped himself of the robe that was on him and gave it to David, with his armor, including his sword and his bow and his belt.

Presents » Things given as » Gold and silver vessels

1 Kings 10:25

They brought every man his gift, articles of silver and gold, garments, weapons, spices, horses, and mules, so much year by year.

Presents » Things given as » Horses and mules

1 Kings 10:25

They brought every man his gift, articles of silver and gold, garments, weapons, spices, horses, and mules, so much year by year.

Presents » Things given as » Weapons of war

1 Samuel 18:4

Jonathan stripped himself of the robe that was on him and gave it to David, with his armor, including his sword and his bow and his belt.

Presents » Were given » To kings to engage their aid

1 Kings 15:18

Then Asa took all the silver and the gold which were left in the treasuries of the house of the LORD and the treasuries of the king's house, and delivered them into the hand of his servants And King Asa sent them to Ben-hadad the son of Tabrimmon, the son of Hezion, king of Aram, who lived in Damascus, saying,

Presents » Were given » On recovering from sickness

2 Kings 20:12

At that time Berodach-baladan a son of Baladan, king of Babylon, sent letters and a present to Hezekiah, for he heard that Hezekiah had been sick.

Presents » Sometimes sent before the giver

Genesis 32:21

So the present passed on before him, while he himself spent that night in the camp.

Presents » Things given as » Precious stones

1 Kings 10:2

So she came to Jerusalem with a very large retinue, with camels carrying spices and very much gold and precious stones. When she came to Solomon, she spoke with him about all that was in her heart.

Presents » Were given » On restoration to prosperity

Job 42:10-11

The LORD restored the fortunes of Job when he prayed for his friends, and the LORD increased all that Job had twofold. Then all his brothers and all his sisters and all who had known him before came to him, and they ate bread with him in his house; and they consoled him and comforted him for all the adversities that the LORD had brought on him. And each one gave him one piece of money, and each a ring of gold.

Presents » Considered essential on all visits of business

1 Samuel 9:7

Then Saul said to his servant, "But behold, if we go, what shall we bring the man? For the bread is gone from our sack and there is no present to bring to the man of God. What do we have?"

Presents » Were given » On occasions of visits

2 Kings 8:8

The king said to Hazael, "Take a gift in your hand and go to meet the man of God, and inquire of the LORD by him, saying, 'Will I recover from this sickness?'"

Presents » Were given » To show respect

Judges 6:18

"Please do not depart from here, until I come back to You, and bring out my offering and lay it before You." And He said, "I will remain until you return."

Presents » When small or defective, refused

Malachi 1:8

"But when you present the blind for sacrifice, is it not evil? And when you present the lame and sick, is it not evil? Why not offer it to your governor? Would he be pleased with you? Or would he receive you kindly?" says the LORD of hosts.

Presents » Often borne by servants

Judges 3:18

It came about when he had finished presenting the tribute, that he sent away the people who had carried the tribute.

Prophets » Benefits of » Presents

2 Kings 4:42

Now a man came from Baal-shalishah, and brought the man of God bread of the first fruits, twenty loaves of barley and fresh ears of grain in his sack. And he said, "Give them to the people that they may eat."

1 Kings 14:3

"Take ten loaves with you, some cakes and a jar of honey, and go to him. He will tell you what will happen to the boy."

1 Samuel 9:7-8

Then Saul said to his servant, "But behold, if we go, what shall we bring the man? For the bread is gone from our sack and there is no present to bring to the man of God. What do we have?" The servant answered Saul again and said, "Behold, I have in my hand a fourth of a shekel of silver; I will give it to the man of God and he will tell us our way."

2 Kings 8:8-9

The king said to Hazael, "Take a gift in your hand and go to meet the man of God, and inquire of the LORD by him, saying, 'Will I recover from this sickness?'" So Hazael went to meet him and took a gift in his hand, even every kind of good thing of Damascus, forty camels' loads; and he came and stood before him and said, "Your son Ben-hadad king of Aram has sent me to you, saying, 'Will I recover from this sickness?'"

Ezekiel 13:19

"For handfuls of barley and fragments of bread, you have profaned Me to My people to put to death some who should not die and to keep others alive who should not live, by your lying to My people who listen to lies."'"

Token » Presents

Genesis 21:30

He said, "You shall take these seven ewe lambs from my hand so that it may be a witness to me, that I dug this well."



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