Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
A gift, in the eyes of its owner, is, a stone of beauty, whithersoever it turneth, it bringeth prosperity.
The gift of a man, maketh room for him, and, before great men, setteth him down.
Many, will entreat the favour of a noble, and, every one, is a friend to a man abounding in gifts.
Then shall ye say, Also, lo! thy servant Jacob is behind us. For he said: I must pacify him with the present that goeth on before me. And, after that, will I see his face: Peradventure he will accept me.
Then Israel their father said unto them - If so, then do this, - Take of the song of the land in your vessels, and carry down to the man a present, - A little balsam and a little honey, tragacanth gum and cistus gum, pistachio nuts, and almonds.
1 Samuel 25:35
So David received at her hand, that which she had brought him, - and, unto herself, he said - Go up, in peace, unto thy house, see! I have hearkened unto thy voice, and accepted thy person.
But, thou, when doing an alms, let not, thy left hand, know what thy right hand is doing;