Parallel Verses

New American Standard Bible

A bribe is a charm in the sight of its owner; Wherever he turns, he prospers.

King James Version

A gift is as a precious stone in the eyes of him that hath it: whithersoever it turneth, it prospereth.

Holman Bible

A bribe seems like a magic stone to its owner; wherever he turns, he succeeds.

International Standard Version

A bribe works wonders in the eyes of its giver; wherever he turns he prospers.

A Conservative Version

A bribe is a precious stone in the eyes of him who has it; wherever it turns, it prospers.

American Standard Version

A bribe is as a precious stone in the eyes of him that hath it; Whithersoever it turneth, it prospereth.

Amplified

A bribe is like a bright, precious stone that dazzles the eyes and affects the mind of him who gives it; [as if by magic] he prospers, whichever way he turns.

Bible in Basic English

An offering of money is like a stone of great price in the eyes of him who has it: wherever he goes, he does well.

Darby Translation

A gift is a precious stone in the eyes of the possessor: whithersoever it turneth it prospereth.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

A bribe is as a precious stone in the eyes of him that has it; wherever it turns, it prospers.

Julia Smith Translation

The gift a stone of grace in the, eyes of him possessing it: to all which it shall turn it shall prosper.

King James 2000

A bribe is as a magic stone in the eyes of him that gives it: wherever he turns, he prospers.

Lexham Expanded Bible

The bribe [is] a stone of magic in the eyes of its owner; {everywhere} he will turn, he will prosper.

Modern King James verseion

A bribe is like a precious stone in the eyes of him who has it; wherever he turns, he is prudent.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

Liberality is a precious stone unto him that hath it; for wheresoever he becometh, he prospereth.

NET Bible

A bribe works like a charm for the one who offers it; in whatever he does he succeeds.

New Heart English Bible

A bribe is a precious stone in the eyes of him who gives it; wherever he turns, he prospers.

The Emphasized Bible

A gift, in the eyes of its owner, is, a stone of beauty, whithersoever it turneth, it bringeth prosperity.

Webster

A gift is as a precious stone in the eyes of him that hath it: whithersoever it turneth, it prospereth.

World English Bible

A bribe is a precious stone in the eyes of him who gives it; wherever he turns, he prospers.

Youngs Literal Translation

A stone of grace is the bribe in the eyes of its possessors, Whithersoever it turneth, it prospereth.

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
A gift
שׁחד 
Shachad 
Usage: 23

is as a precious
חן 
Chen 
Usage: 69

in the eyes
עין 
`ayin 
Usage: 372

בּעל 
Ba`al 
Usage: 85

פּנה 
Panah 
Usage: 134

References

Context Readings

Proverbs Of Solomon

7 Excellent speech is not fitting for a fool, Much less are lying lips to a prince. 8 A bribe is a charm in the sight of its owner; Wherever he turns, he prospers. 9 He who conceals a transgression seeks love, But he who repeats a matter separates intimate friends.



Cross References

Exodus 23:8

"You shall not take a bribe, for a bribe blinds the clear-sighted and subverts the cause of the just.

Proverbs 17:23

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

Genesis 33:9-11

But Esau said, "I have plenty, my brother; let what you have be your own."

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.

Deuteronomy 16:19

"You shall not distort justice; you shall not be partial, and you shall not take a bribe, for a bribe blinds the eyes of the wise and perverts the words of the righteous.

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."

2 Samuel 16:1-4

Now when David had passed a little beyond the summit, behold, Ziba the servant of Mephibosheth met him with a couple of saddled donkeys, and on them were two hundred loaves of bread, a hundred clusters of raisins, a hundred summer fruits, and a jug of wine.

Psalm 18:16

He sent from on high, He took me; He drew me out of many waters.

Psalm 19:6

Its rising is from one end of the heavens, And its circuit to the other end of them; And there is nothing hidden from its heat.

Psalm 21:13

Be exalted, O LORD, in Your strength; We will sing and praise Your power.

Psalm 29:4

The voice of the LORD is powerful, The voice of the LORD is majestic.

Proverbs 21:14

A gift in secret subdues anger, And a bribe in the bosom, strong wrath.

Isaiah 1:23

Your rulers are rebels And companions of thieves; Everyone loves a bribe And chases after rewards They do not defend the orphan, Nor does the widow's plea come before them.

Amos 5:12

For I know your transgressions are many and your sins are great, You who distress the righteous and accept bribes And turn aside the poor in the gate.

Micah 7:3

Concerning evil, both hands do it well The prince asks, also the judge, for a bribe, And a great man speaks the desire of his soul; So they weave it together.



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