Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Summary

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

General references

Bible References

Whithersoever

Genesis 33:9
But Esau said, "I have plenty, my brother. Keep what belongs to you."
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 take a gift down to the man -- a little balm and a little honey, spices and myrrh, pistachios and almonds.
1 Samuel 25:35
Then David took from her hand what she had brought to him. He said to her, "Go back to your home in peace. Be assured that I have listened to you and responded favorably."
2 Samuel 16:1
When David had gone a short way beyond the summit, Ziba the servant of Mephibosheth was there to meet him. He had a couple of donkeys that were saddled, and on them were two hundred loaves of bread, a hundred raisin cakes, a hundred baskets of summer fruit, and a container of wine.
Micah 7:3
They are determined to be experts at doing evil; government officials and judges take bribes, prominent men make demands, and they all do what is necessary to satisfy them.

General references

Proverbs 17:23
A wicked person receives a bribe secretly to pervert the ways of justice.
Proverbs 18:16
A person's gift makes room for him, and leads him before important people.

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