Treasury of Scripture Knowledge


Many will intreat the favour of the prince: and every man is a friend to him that giveth gifts.

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Proverbs 19:12
The king's wrath is as the roaring of a lion, but his favor is as dew upon the grass.
Proverbs 16:15
In the light of the king's countenance is life, and his favor is as a cloud of the latter rain.
Proverbs 29:26
Many seek the ruler's favor, but a man's justice [is] from LORD.
Genesis 42:6
And Joseph was the governor over the land. It was he who sold to all the people of the land. And Joseph's brothers came, and bowed down themselves to him with their faces to the earth.
2 Samuel 19:19
And he said to the king, Let not my lord impute iniquity to me, neither remember thou that which thy servant did perversely the day that my lord the king went out of Jerusalem, that the king should take it to his heart.
Job 29:24
I smiled on them when they had no confidence, and they did not cast down the light of my countenance.
Psalm 45:12
And the daughter of Tyre shall adore him with a gift. The rich among the people shall entreat thy favor.
Matthew 2:11
And having come into the house, they saw the child with Mary his mother, and having fallen down, they worshiped him. And having opened their treasures, they brought to him gifts, gold and frankincense and myrrh.


Proverbs 17:8
A bribe is a precious stone in the eyes of him who has it; wherever it turns, it prospers.
Proverbs 18:16
A man's gift makes room for him, and brings him before great men.
Proverbs 21:14
A gift in secret pacifies anger, and a present in the bosom, strong wrath.
Genesis 32:20
and ye shall say, Moreover, behold, thy servant Jacob is behind us. For he said, I will appease him with the present that goes before me, and afterward I will see his face. Perhaps he will accept me.
Genesis 43:15
And the men took that present, and they took double money in their hand, and Benjamin, and rose up, and went down to Egypt, and stood before Joseph.
Romans 6:23
For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.

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Proverbs 18:16
A man's gift makes room for him, and brings him before great men.