Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
A bribe is a precious stone in the eyes of him who has it; wherever it turns, it prospers.
A man's gift makes room for him, and brings him before great men.
Many will entreat the favor of a generous man, and every man is a friend to him who gives gifts.
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.
And their father Israel said to them, If it be so now, do this: Take of the choice fruits of the land in your vessels, and carry a present down to the man, a little balm, and a little honey, spicery and myrrh, nuts, and almonds.
1 Samuel 25:35
So David received from her hand that which she had brought him. And he said to her, Go up in peace to thy house. See, I have hearkened to thy voice, and have accepted thy person.
But when thou do charity, let not thy left hand know what thy right hand does,