Parallel Verses

New American Standard Bible

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

King James Version

A man's gift maketh room for him, and bringeth him before great men.

Holman Bible

A gift opens doors for a man
and brings him before the great.

International Standard Version

A person's gift opens doors for him, bringing him access to important people.

A Conservative Version

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

American Standard Version

A man's gift maketh room for him, And bringeth him before great men.

Amplified

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

Bible in Basic English

A man's offering makes room for him, letting him come before great men.

Darby Translation

A man's gift maketh room for him, and bringeth him before great men.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

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

Julia Smith Translation

The gift of a man will enlarge to him, and shall conduct him before the great

King James 2000

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

Lexham Expanded Bible

The gift of a person will open doors for him, and before the great, it gives him access.

Modern King James verseion

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

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

Liberality bringeth a man to honour and worship, and setteth him among great men.

NET Bible

A person's gift makes room for him, and leads him before important people.

New Heart English Bible

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

The Emphasized Bible

The gift of a man, maketh room for him, and, before great men, setteth him down.

Webster

A man's gift maketh room for him, and bringeth him before great men.

World English Bible

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

Youngs Literal Translation

The gift of a man maketh room for him, And before the great it leadeth him.

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
A man's
אדם 
'adam 
Usage: 541

מתּן 
Mattan 
Usage: 5

רחב 
Rachab 
Usage: 25

נחה 
Nachah 
Usage: 39

פּנים 
Paniym 
Usage: 2119

References

Easton

Hastings

Watsons

Context Readings

How To Avoid Fools And Foolishness

15 The mind of the prudent acquires knowledge, And the ear of the wise seeks knowledge. 16 A man's gift makes room for him And brings him before great men. 17 The first to plead his case seems right, Until another comes and examines him.



Cross References

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

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

Proverbs 17:8

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

Genesis 33:10

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.

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.

Proverbs 19:6

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

Proverbs 21:14

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

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