Parallel Verses

World English Bible

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

Lexham Expanded Bible

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

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 Whoever stops his ears at the cry of the poor, he will also cry out, but shall not be heard. 14 A gift in secret pacifies anger; and a bribe in the cloak, strong wrath. 15 It is joy to the righteous to do justice; but it is a destruction to the workers of iniquity.



Cross References

Proverbs 18:16

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

Proverbs 19:6

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

Proverbs 17:8

A bribe is a precious stone in the eyes of him who gives it; wherever he turns, he prospers.

Genesis 32:20

You shall say, 'Not only that, but behold, your 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 43:11

Their father, Israel, said to them, "If it must be so, then do this. Take from the choice fruits of the land in your bags, and carry down a present for the man, a little balm, a little honey, spices and myrrh, nuts, and almonds;

1 Samuel 25:35

So David received of her hand that which she had brought him: and he said to her, "Go up in peace to your house. Behold, I have listened to your voice, and have granted your request."

Proverbs 17:23

A wicked man receives a bribe in secret, to pervert the ways of justice.

Matthew 6:3-4

But when you do merciful deeds, don't let your left hand know what your right hand does,

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