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Genesis 24:53

And the servant brought out jewels of silver, jewels of gold, and garments and gave them to Rebekah; he also gave precious things to her brother and her mother.

Genesis 45:22

To each of them he gave changes of raiment, but to Benjamin he gave 300 pieces of silver and five changes of raiment.

1 Samuel 9:8

The servant replied, I have here a quarter of a shekel of silver. I will give that to the man of God to tell us our way -- "

1 Samuel 25:27

And now this gift, which your handmaid has brought my lord, let it be given to the young men who follow my lord.

1 Samuel 30:26

When David came to Ziklag, he sent part of the spoil to the elders of Judah, his friends, saying, Here is a gift for you of the spoil of the enemies of the Lord:

1 Kings 10:10

And she gave the king 120 talents of gold and of spices a very great store and precious stones. Never again came such abundance of spices as these the queen of Sheba gave King Solomon.

1 Kings 10:13

King Solomon gave to the queen of Sheba all she wanted, whatever she asked, besides his gifts to her from his royal bounty. So she returned to her own country, she and her servants.

1 Kings 14:3

Take ten loaves, some cakes, and a bottle of honey, and go to him. He will tell you what shall happen to the child.

2 Kings 8:9

So Hazael went to meet Elisha and took a present with him of every good thing of Damascus, forty camel loads, and came and stood before him and said, Your son Ben-hadad king of Syria has sent me to you, asking, Shall I recover from this disease?

Job 42:11

Then there came to him all his brothers and sisters and all who had known him before, and they ate bread with him in his house; and they sympathized with him and comforted him over all the [distressing] calamities that the Lord had brought upon him. Every man also gave him a piece of money, and every man an earring of gold.

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1 Kings 10:25

Every man brought tribute: vessels of silver and gold, garments, equipment, spices, horses, and mules, so much year by year.

1 Samuel 16:20

And Jesse took a donkey loaded with bread, a skin of wine, and a kid and sent them by David his son to Saul.

1 Kings 10:2

She came to Jerusalem with a very great train, with camels bearing spices, very much gold, and precious stones. When she had come to Solomon, she communed with him about all that was in her mind.

2 Samuel 8:2

He defeated Moab, and measured them with a line, making them lie down on the ground; two lines he measured to be put to death, and one full line to keep alive. And the Moabites became servants to David, bringing tribute.

Psalm 72:10

The kings of Tarshish and of the coasts shall bring offerings; the kings of Sheba and Seba shall offer gifts.

Presents » Were given » To appease the angry feelings of others

Genesis 32:20

And say, Moreover, 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.

1 Samuel 25:27-28

And now this gift, which your handmaid has brought my lord, let it be given to the young men who follow my lord. Forgive, I pray you, the trespass of your handmaid, for the Lord will certainly make my lord a sure house, because my lord is fighting the Lord's battles, and evil has not been found in you all your days.

1 Samuel 25:35

So David accepted what she had brought him and said to her, Go up in peace to your house. See, I have hearkened to your voice and have granted your petition.

Presents » Often conveyed on camels, &c

1 Samuel 25:18

Then Abigail made haste and took 200 loaves, two skins of wine, five sheep already dressed, five measures of parched grain, 100 clusters of raisins, and 200 cakes of figs, and laid them on donkeys.

2 Kings 8:9

So Hazael went to meet Elisha and took a present with him of every good thing of Damascus, forty camel loads, and came and stood before him and said, Your son Ben-hadad king of Syria has sent me to you, asking, Shall I recover from this disease?

2 Chronicles 9:1

When the queen of Sheba heard of the fame of Solomon, she came to Jerusalem to test him with hard questions, accompanied by very many attendants and camels bearing spices, much gold, and precious stones. And when she came to Solomon, she talked with him of all that was on her mind.

Presents » Were given » As tribute

Judges 3:15

But when the Israelites cried to the Lord, the Lord raised them up a deliverer, Ehud son of Gera, a Benjamite, a left-handed man; and by him the Israelites sent tribute to Eglon king of Moab.

2 Samuel 8:2

He defeated Moab, and measured them with a line, making them lie down on the ground; two lines he measured to be put to death, and one full line to keep alive. And the Moabites became servants to David, bringing tribute.

2 Chronicles 17:5

Therefore the Lord established the kingdom in his hand; and all Judah brought tribute to Jehoshaphat, and he had great riches and honor.

Presents » Things given as » Eatables

Genesis 43:11

And their father Israel said to them, If it must be so, now do this; take of the choicest products in the land in your sacks and carry down a present to the man, a little balm (balsam) and a little honey, aromatic spices and gum (of rock rose) or ladanum, pistachio nuts, and almonds.

1 Samuel 25:18

Then Abigail made haste and took 200 loaves, two skins of wine, five sheep already dressed, five measures of parched grain, 100 clusters of raisins, and 200 cakes of figs, and laid them on donkeys.

1 Kings 14:3

Take ten loaves, some cakes, and a bottle of honey, and go to him. He will tell you what shall happen to the child.

Presents » Things given as » Servants

Genesis 29:29

(And Laban gave Bilhah his maid to Rachel his daughter to be her maid.)

Genesis 29:24

And Laban gave Zilpah his maid to his daughter Leah to be her maid.

Genesis 20:14

Then Abimelech took sheep and oxen and male and female slaves and gave them to Abraham and restored to him Sarah his wife.

Presents » Laid out and presented with great ceremony

Genesis 43:25

And they made ready the present they had brought for Joseph before his coming at noon, for they heard that they were to dine there.

Judges 3:18

And when Ehud had finished presenting the tribute, he sent away the people who had carried it.

Presents » Were given » To reward service

Daniel 2:48

Then the king made Daniel great and gave him many great gifts, and he made him to rule over the whole province of Babylon and to be chief governor over all the wise men of Babylon.

2 Samuel 18:12

The man told Joab, Though I should receive 1,000 pieces of silver, yet I would not put forth my hand against the king's son. For in our hearing the king charged you, Abishai, and Ittai, Have a care, whoever you be, for the young man Absalom.

Daniel 2:6

But if you show the dream and its interpretation, you shall receive from me gifts and rewards and great honor. So show me the dream and the interpretation of it.

Presents » Things given as » Money

Job 42:11

Then there came to him all his brothers and sisters and all who had known him before, and they ate bread with him in his house; and they sympathized with him and comforted him over all the [distressing] calamities that the Lord had brought upon him. Every man also gave him a piece of money, and every man an earring of gold.

Genesis 45:22

To each of them he gave changes of raiment, but to Benjamin he gave 300 pieces of silver and five changes of raiment.

1 Samuel 9:8

The servant replied, I have here a quarter of a shekel of silver. I will give that to the man of God to tell us our way -- "

Presents » Were given » By kings to each other in token of inferiority

1 Kings 10:25

Every man brought tribute: vessels of silver and gold, garments, equipment, spices, horses, and mules, so much year by year.

2 Chronicles 9:23-24

And all the kings of the earth sought the presence of Solomon to hear his wisdom which God had put into his mind. And every man brought his tribute: silver and gold articles, robes, armor, spices, horses, and mules, so much year by year.

Presents » Things given as » Cattle

Genesis 32:14-15

Two hundred she-goats, 20 he-goats, 200 ewes, 20 rams, Thirty milk camels with their colts, 40 cows, 10 bulls, 20 she-donkeys, and 10 [donkey] colts.

Genesis 32:18

Then you shall say, They are your servant Jacob's; it is a present sent to my lord Esau; and moreover, he is behind us.

Presents » Of persons of rank, of great value and variety

2 Kings 5:2

The Syrians had gone out in bands and had brought away captive out of the land of Israel a little maid, and she waited on Naaman's wife.

2 Chronicles 9:1

When the queen of Sheba heard of the fame of Solomon, she came to Jerusalem to test him with hard questions, accompanied by very many attendants and camels bearing spices, much gold, and precious stones. And when she came to Solomon, she talked with him of all that was on her mind.

Presents » Generally procured a favorable reception

Proverbs 18:16

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

Presents » Things given as » Ornaments

Genesis 24:22

And when the camels had finished drinking, the man took a gold earring or nose ring of half a shekel in weight, and for her hands two bracelets of ten shekels in weight in gold,

Genesis 24:47

I asked her, Whose daughter are you? She said, The daughter of Bethuel, Nahor's son, whom Milcah bore to him. And I put the earring or nose ring on her face and the bracelets on her arms.

Presents » Things given as » Garments

1 Samuel 18:4

And Jonathan stripped himself of the robe that was on him and gave it to David, and his armor, even his sword, his bow, and his girdle.

Genesis 45:22

To each of them he gave changes of raiment, but to Benjamin he gave 300 pieces of silver and five changes of raiment.

Presents » Were given » On sending away friends

Genesis 45:22

To each of them he gave changes of raiment, but to Benjamin he gave 300 pieces of silver and five changes of raiment.

Jeremiah 40:5

While [Jeremiah] was hesitating, [the captain of the guard] said, Go back then to Gedaliah son of Ahikam, the son of Shaphan, whom the king of Babylon made governor over the cities of Judah, and dwell with him among the people; or go wherever it seems right for you to go. So the captain of the guard gave him an allowance of food and a present and let him go.

Presents » Generally presented in person

Genesis 43:15

Then the men took the present, and they took double the [grain] money with them, and Benjamin; and they arose and went down to Egypt and stood before Joseph.

Genesis 43:26

And when Joseph came home, they brought into the house to him the present which they had with them, and bowed themselves to him to the ground.

Presents » Antiquity of

Genesis 43:15

Then the men took the present, and they took double the [grain] money with them, and Benjamin; and they arose and went down to Egypt and stood before Joseph.

Genesis 32:13

And Jacob lodged there that night and took from what he had with him as a present for his brother Esau:

Presents » Not bringing, considered a mark of disrespect and disaffection

2 Kings 17:24

The king of Assyria brought men from Babylon, Cuthah, Avva, Hamath, and Sepharvaim and placed them in the cities of Samaria instead of the Israelites. They possessed Samaria and dwelt in its cities.

Isaiah 10:27

And it shall be in that day that the burden of [the Assyrian] shall depart from your shoulders, and his yoke from your neck. The yoke shall be destroyed because of fatness [which prevents it from going around your neck].

Presents » Were given » On all occasions of public rejoicing

Esther 9:19

Therefore the Jews of the villages, who dwell in the unwalled towns, make the fourteenth day of the month of Adar a day of gladness and feasting, a holiday, and a day for sending choice portions to one another.

Nehemiah 8:12

And all the people went their way to eat, drink, send portions, and make great rejoicing, for they had understood the words that were declared to them.

Presents » Were given » At marriages

Genesis 24:53

And the servant brought out jewels of silver, jewels of gold, and garments and gave them to Rebekah; he also gave precious things to her brother and her mother.

Psalm 45:12

And, O daughter of Tyre, the richest of the people shall entreat your favor with a gift.

Presents » Were given » To judges to secure a favorable hearing

Proverbs 17:23

A wicked man receives a bribe out of the bosom (pocket) to pervert the ways of justice.

Amos 2:6

Thus says the Lord: For three transgressions of Israel and for four [for multiplied delinquencies], I will not reverse the punishment of it or revoke My word concerning it, because they have sold the [strictly] just and uncompromisingly righteous for silver and the needy for a pair of sandals;

Presents » Were given » To confirm covenants

Genesis 21:28-30

Abraham set apart seven ewe lambs of the flock, And Abimelech said to Abraham, What do these seven ewe lambs which you have set apart mean? He said, You are to accept these seven ewe lambs from me as a witness for me that I dug this well.

Presents » Receiving of, a token of good will

Genesis 33:10-11

But Jacob replied, No, I beg of you, if now I have found favor in your sight, receive my gift that I am presenting; for truly to see your face is to me as if I had seen the face of God, and you have received me favorably. Accept, I beg of you, my blessing and gift that I have brought to you; for God has dealt graciously with me and I have everything. And he kept urging him and he accepted it.

Presents » Were given » In token of friendship

1 Samuel 18:3-4

Then Jonathan made a covenant with David, because he loved him as his own life. And Jonathan stripped himself of the robe that was on him and gave it to David, and his armor, even his sword, his bow, and his girdle.

Presents » Things given as » Gold and silver vessels

1 Kings 10:25

Every man brought tribute: vessels of silver and gold, garments, equipment, spices, horses, and mules, so much year by year.

Presents » Things given as » Horses and mules

1 Kings 10:25

Every man brought tribute: vessels of silver and gold, garments, equipment, spices, horses, and mules, so much year by year.

Presents » Things given as » Weapons of war

1 Samuel 18:4

And Jonathan stripped himself of the robe that was on him and gave it to David, and his armor, even his sword, his bow, and his girdle.

Presents » Were given » To kings to engage their aid

1 Kings 15:18

Then Asa took all the silver and gold left in the treasuries of the house of the Lord and of the king's house and delivered them into the hands of his servants. And King Asa sent them to Ben-hadad son of Tabrimmon, the son of Hezion, king of Syria, who dwelt at Damascus, saying,

Presents » Were given » On recovering from sickness

2 Kings 20:12

At that time Merodach-baladan son of Baladan king of Babylon sent letters and a present to Hezekiah, for he had heard of Hezekiah's illness.

Presents » Sometimes sent before the giver

Genesis 32:21

So the present went on before him, and he himself lodged that night in the camp.

Presents » Things given as » Precious stones

1 Kings 10:2

She came to Jerusalem with a very great train, with camels bearing spices, very much gold, and precious stones. When she had come to Solomon, she communed with him about all that was in her mind.

Presents » Were given » On restoration to prosperity

Job 42:10-11

And the Lord turned the captivity of Job and restored his fortunes, when he prayed for his friends; also the Lord gave Job twice as much as he had before. Then there came to him all his brothers and sisters and all who had known him before, and they ate bread with him in his house; and they sympathized with him and comforted him over all the [distressing] calamities that the Lord had brought upon him. Every man also gave him a piece of money, and every man an earring of gold.

Presents » Considered essential on all visits of business

1 Samuel 9:7

Then Saul said to his servant, But if we go, what shall we bring the man? The bread in our sacks is gone, and there is no gift for the man of God. What have we?

Presents » Were given » On occasions of visits

2 Kings 8:8

And the king said to Hazael, Take a present in your hand and go meet the man of God, and inquire of the Lord by him, saying, Shall I recover from this disease?

Presents » Were given » To show respect

Judges 6:18

Do not leave here, I pray You, until I return to You and bring my offering and set it before You. And He said, I will wait until you return.

Presents » When small or defective, refused

Malachi 1:8

When you [priests] offer blind [animals] for sacrifice, is it not evil? And when you offer the lame and the sick, is it not evil? Present such a thing [a blind or lame or sick animal] now to your governor [in payment of your taxes, and see what will happen]. Will he be pleased with you? Or will he receive you graciously? says the Lord of hosts.

Presents » Often borne by servants

Judges 3:18

And when Ehud had finished presenting the tribute, he sent away the people who had carried it.

Prophets » Benefits of » Presents

2 Kings 4:42

[At another time] a man from Baal-shalisha came and brought the man of God bread of the firstfruits, twenty loaves of barley, and fresh ears of grain [in the husk] in his sack. And Elisha said, Give to the men that they may eat.

1 Kings 14:3

Take ten loaves, some cakes, and a bottle of honey, and go to him. He will tell you what shall happen to the child.

1 Samuel 9:7-8

Then Saul said to his servant, But if we go, what shall we bring the man? The bread in our sacks is gone, and there is no gift for the man of God. What have we? The servant replied, I have here a quarter of a shekel of silver. I will give that to the man of God to tell us our way -- "

2 Kings 8:8-9

And the king said to Hazael, Take a present in your hand and go meet the man of God, and inquire of the Lord by him, saying, Shall I recover from this disease? So Hazael went to meet Elisha and took a present with him of every good thing of Damascus, forty camel loads, and came and stood before him and said, Your son Ben-hadad king of Syria has sent me to you, asking, Shall I recover from this disease?

Ezekiel 13:19

You have profaned Me among My people [in payment] for handfuls of barley and for pieces of bread, slaying persons who should not die and giving [a guaranty of] life to those who should not live, by your lying to My people, who give heed to lies.

Token » Presents

Genesis 21:30

He said, You are to accept these seven ewe lambs from me as a witness for me that I dug this well.