Parallel Verses

Lexham Expanded Bible

A gift in secret will avert {anger}, and a {concealed bribe}, strong wrath.

New American Standard Bible

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

King James Version

A gift in secret pacifieth anger: and a reward in the bosom strong wrath.

Holman Bible

A secret gift soothes anger,
and a covert bribe, fierce rage.

International Standard Version

Privately given gifts pacify wrath, and payments made secretly appease great anger.

A Conservative Version

A gift in secret pacifies anger, and a present in the bosom, strong wrath.

American Standard Version

A gift in secret pacifieth anger; And a present in the bosom, strong wrath.

Amplified


A gift in secret subdues anger,
And a bribe [hidden] in the pocket, strong wrath.

Bible in Basic English

By a secret offering wrath is turned away, and the heat of angry feelings by money in the folds of the robe.

Darby Translation

A gift in secret pacifieth anger; and a present in the bosom, vehement fury.

Julia Smith Translation

Giving in secret will subdue anger: and a gift in the bosom, strong wrath.

King James 2000

A gift in secret averts anger: and a bribe in the bosom, strong wrath.

Modern King James verseion

A gift in secret quiets anger; and a bribe in the bosom quiets strong wrath.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

A privy reward pacifieth displeasure; and a gift in the bosom stilleth furiousness.

NET Bible

A gift given in secret subdues anger, and a bribe given secretly subdues strong wrath.

New Heart English Bible

A gift in secret pacifies anger; and a bribe in the cloak, strong wrath.

The Emphasized Bible

A gift in secret, quencheth anger, and, a present in the bosom, mighty wrath.

Webster

A gift in secret pacifieth anger: and a reward in the bosom, strong wrath.

World English Bible

A gift in secret pacifies anger; and a bribe in the cloak, strong wrath.

Youngs Literal Translation

A gift in secret pacifieth anger, And a bribe in the bosom strong fury.

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
A gift
מתּן 
Mattan 
Usage: 5

כּפה 
Kaphah 
Usage: 1

and a reward
שׁחד 
Shachad 
Usage: 23

in the bosom
חוק חק חיק 
Cheyq 
Usage: 38

עז 
`az 
Usage: 22

References

Easton

Context Readings

Proverbs Of Solomon

13 He who closes his ear from the cry of the poor, he also will cry out and not be heard. 14 A gift in secret will avert {anger}, and a {concealed bribe}, strong wrath. 15 [It is] a joy to the righteous to do justice, but dismay to those who do evil.



Cross References

Proverbs 18:16

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

Proverbs 19:6

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

Proverbs 17:8

The bribe [is] a stone of magic in the eyes of its owner; {everywhere} he will turn, he will prosper.

Genesis 32:20

And moreover, you shall say, 'Look, your servant Jacob [is] behind us.'" For he thought, "{Let me appease him} with the gift going before me, and afterward I will see his face. Perhaps he will {show me favor}."

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 take them down to the man as a gift--a little balm and honey, aromatic gum and myrrh, and pistachios and almonds.

1 Samuel 25:35

Then David took from her hand what she had brought for him, and he said to her, "Go up to your house in peace. See, I have listened to your voice, and I have {granted your request}."

Proverbs 17:23

The wicked will accept a bribe from the lap, [in order] to pervert the ways of justice.

Matthew 6:3-4

But you, [when you] practice charitable giving, do not let your left hand know what your right hand is doing,

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