If it must be
and may God Almighty grant you compassion in the sight of the man, so that he will release to you your other brother and Benjamin. And as for me, if I am bereaved of my children, I am bereaved.”
“Go, assemble all the Jews who are found in Susa, and fast for me; do not eat or drink for three days, night or day. I and my maidens also will fast in the same way. And thus I will go in to the king, which is not according to the law; and if I perish, I perish.”
And since he would not be persuaded, we fell silent, remarking, “The will of the Lord be done!”
So he spent the night there. Then he selected from what he had with him a present for his brother Esau:
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.
Then they sat down to eat a meal. And as they raised their eyes and looked, behold, a caravan of Ishmaelites was coming from Gilead, with their camels bearing aromatic gum and balm and myrrh, on their way to bring them down to Egypt.
And with the choice yield of the sun,
And with the choice produce of the months.
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?”
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 Kings 4:21
Now Solomon ruled over all the kingdoms from the River to the land of the Philistines and to the border of Egypt; they brought tribute and served Solomon all the days of his life.
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 Kings 15:19
“Let there be a treaty between you and me, as between my father and your father. Behold, I have sent you a present of silver and gold; go, break your treaty with Baasha king of Israel so that he will withdraw from me.”
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?’”
2 Kings 16:8
Ahaz took the silver and gold that was found in the house of the Lord and in the treasuries of the king’s house, and sent a present to the king of Assyria.
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.
Because of Your temple at Jerusalem
Kings will bring gifts to You.
Let the kings of Tarshish and of the islands bring presents;
The kings of Sheba and Seba offer gifts.
Make vows to the Lord your God and fulfill them;
Let all who are around Him bring gifts to Him who is to be feared.
A man lacking in sense pledges
And becomes guarantor in the presence of his neighbor.
A man’s gift makes room for him
And brings him before great men.
Many will seek the favor of a generous man,
And every man is a friend to him who gives gifts.
A gift in secret subdues anger,
And a bribe in the bosom, strong wrath.
Judah and the land of Israel, they were your traders; with the wheat of Minnith, cakes, honey, oil and balm they paid for your merchandise.