Parallel Verses

A Conservative Version

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

New American Standard Bible

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

King James Version

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

Holman Bible

Many seek a ruler’s favor,
and everyone is a friend of one who gives gifts.

International Standard Version

Many curry favor of an official; everyone is a friend of the gift giver.

American Standard Version

Many will entreat the favor of the liberal man; And every man is a friend to him that giveth gifts.

Amplified


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

Bible in Basic English

Great numbers will make attempts to get the approval of a ruler: and every man is the special friend of him who has something to give.

Darby Translation

Many court the favour of a noble; and every one is friend to a man that giveth.

Julia Smith Translation

Many will wait for the face of the prince, and every one the friend to the man giving.

King James 2000

Many will entreat the favor of the prince: and every man is a friend to him that gives gifts.

Lexham Expanded Bible

Many will seek favor before the generous, and everyone [is] the friend of a man of gifts.

Modern King James verseion

Many will beg the favor of a ruler, and all are friends to a man who gives gifts.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

The multitude hangeth upon great men; and every man favoureth him that giveth rewards.

NET Bible

Many people entreat the favor of a generous person, and everyone is the friend of the person who gives gifts.

New Heart English Bible

Many will entreat the favor of a ruler, and everyone is a friend to a man who gives gifts.

The Emphasized Bible

Many, will entreat the favour of a noble, and, every one, is a friend to a man abounding in gifts.

Webster

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

World English Bible

Many will entreat the favor of a ruler, and everyone is a friend to a man who gives gifts.

Youngs Literal Translation

Many entreat the face of the noble, And all have made friendship to a man of gifts.

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
רב 
Rab 
Usage: 458

the favour
פּנים 
Paniym 
Usage: 2119

of the prince
נדיב 
Nadiyb 
Usage: 28

and every man is a friend
ריע רע 
Rea` 
Usage: 187

to him
אישׁ 
'iysh 
Usage: 692

References

Easton

Fausets

Hastings

Context Readings

How To Avoid Fools And Foolishness

5 A FALSE witness shall not be unpunished, and he who utters lies shall not escape. 6 Many will entreat the favor of a generous man, and every man is a friend to him who gives gifts. 7 All the brothers of a poor man hate him, how much more do his friends go far from him! He pursues [with] words, [but] they are gone.



Cross References

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 29:26

Many seek the ruler's favor, but a man's justice [is] from LORD.

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 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.

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.

2 Samuel 19:19-39

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 29:24-25

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.

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 19:12

The king's wrath is as the roaring of a lion, but his favor is as dew upon the grass.

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.

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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