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Genesis 24:53

Then the servant brought out some silver and gold items, along with some clothing, and gave them to Rebekah. He also gave gifts to her brother and to her mother.

Genesis 45:22

He gave each of them some changes of clothes, but he also gave Benjamin 300 pieces of silver and five changes of clothes.

1 Samuel 9:8

The young man answered Saul again, "Look here! I have in my hand a quarter shekel of silver. I'll give it to the man of God, and he will tell us about our journey."

1 Samuel 25:27

Now let this present that your servant has brought to your majesty be given to the young men who follow your majesty.

1 Samuel 30:26

David came to Ziklag, and he sent some of the spoil to the elders of Judah, and to his friends, telling them, "Look, this is a gift for you from the spoil of the enemies of the LORD

1 Kings 10:10

Then she gave the king 120 talents of gold, a vast quantity of spices, and precious stones. No spices ever came again that were comparable to those that the queen of Sheba gave to King Solomon.

1 Kings 10:13

In return, King Solomon gave the queen of Sheba everything she wanted and had requested in addition to what he had given her consistent with his generosity. Afterward, she returned to her own land with her servants.

1 Kings 14:3

Take ten loaves with you, some cakes, and a jar of honey and go visit him. He will tell you what will happen to the boy."

2 Kings 8:9

So Hazael went out to meet with him and took a gift with him 40 camel loads filled with samples of everything good in Damascus. He approached the man of God and said, "Your son King Ben-hadad from Aram has sent me to you to ask you, "Will I recover from this sickness?'"

Job 42:11

Then all his brothers and sisters and all those who knew him before arrived. They ate food with him in his house, mourned for him, and consoled him for all the trouble that the LORD had brought and placed on him. Some gave him gold bullion and some brought gold earrings.

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1 Kings 10:25

Everyone kept on bringing gifts on an annual basis, including items made of silver and gold, garments, myrrh, spices, horses, and mules.

1 Samuel 16:20

Jesse took a donkey loaded with bread, a container of wine, and one kid, and sent them to Saul along with his son David.

1 Kings 10:2

She brought along a large retinue, camels laden with spices, and lots of gold and precious stones. Upon her arrival, she spoke with Solomon about everything that was on her mind.

2 Samuel 8:2

David also conquered Moab, then measured them with a cord, making them lie down on the ground. He executed everyone measured out in each two lengths' measurement of the cord, but spared the ones measured out by every third length. Then the Moabites were placed under servitude to David, and made to pay tribute.

Psalm 72:10

May the kings of Tarshish and of distant shores bring gifts, and may the kings of Sheba and Seba offer tribute.

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

Genesis 32:20

You are to tell him, "Look! Your servant Jacob is coming along behind us.'"

1 Samuel 25:27-28

Now let this present that your servant has brought to your majesty be given to the young men who follow your majesty. Please forgive the offense of your servant. For the LORD will certainly make a strong dynasty for your majesty, for your majesty is fighting the LORD's battles. May evil not be found in you for all of your life.

1 Samuel 25:35

David took from her what she had brought him and told her, "Go up to your house in peace. Look, I've heard your request and will grant it."

Presents » Often conveyed on camels, &c

1 Samuel 25:18

Abigail quickly took 200 loaves of bread, two skins of wine, five butchered sheep, five measures of roasted grain, 100 bunches of raisins, and 200 fig cakes and loaded them on donkeys.

2 Kings 8:9

So Hazael went out to meet with him and took a gift with him 40 camel loads filled with samples of everything good in Damascus. He approached the man of God and said, "Your son King Ben-hadad from Aram has sent me to you to ask you, "Will I recover from this sickness?'"

2 Chronicles 9:1

When the queen of Sheba heard about Solomon's reputation, she traveled to Jerusalem and tested him with difficult questions. She brought along a large retinue, camels laden with spices, and lots of gold and precious stones. Upon her arrival, she spoke with Solomon about everything that was on her mind.

Presents » Were given » As tribute

Judges 3:15

But when the Israelis cried out to the LORD, the LORD raised up Gera's son Ehud, a left-handed descendant of Benjamin, as a deliverer for them. The Israelis paid tribute through him to king Eglon of Moab.

2 Samuel 8:2

David also conquered Moab, then measured them with a cord, making them lie down on the ground. He executed everyone measured out in each two lengths' measurement of the cord, but spared the ones measured out by every third length. Then the Moabites were placed under servitude to David, and made to pay tribute.

2 Chronicles 17:5

Therefore the LORD secured Jehoshaphat's kingdom under his control, with all of Judah paying him tribute, and Jehoshaphat became very wealthy and greatly respected.

Presents » Things given as » Eatables

Genesis 43:11

"If that's the way it has to be," their father Israel replied, "then do this: take some of the best produce of the land in your containers and take them to the man as a gift some resin ointment, some honey, fragrant resins, myrrh, pistachios, and almonds.

1 Samuel 25:18

Abigail quickly took 200 loaves of bread, two skins of wine, five butchered sheep, five measures of roasted grain, 100 bunches of raisins, and 200 fig cakes and loaded them on donkeys.

1 Kings 14:3

Take ten loaves with you, some cakes, and a jar of honey and go visit him. He will tell you what will happen to the boy."

Presents » Things given as » Servants

Genesis 29:29

Laban also gave his woman servant Bilhah to his daughter Rachel to be her maidservant.

Genesis 29:24

Laban also gave his servant woman Zilpah to Leah to be her maidservant.

Genesis 20:14

So Abimelech took some sheep and oxen, and some male and female servants, gave them to Abraham, returned his wife Sarah to him,

Presents » Laid out and presented with great ceremony

Genesis 43:25

Then off he went to prepare the honorary meal that was to be made ready for Joseph's arrival at noon, since they had been informed that they were going to be eating there.

Judges 3:18

As he finished presenting the tribute, Ehud sent away the people who had been carrying it.

Presents » Were given » To reward service

Daniel 2:48

Then the king promoted Daniel to a high position and lavished many great gifts on him, including making him ruler over the entire province of Babylon and chief administrator over the advisors of Babylon.

2 Samuel 18:12

But the soldier replied to Joab, "I wouldn't have touched the king's son even if you dropped 1,000 pieces of silver right into my hands, because we heard the king command you, Abishai, and Ittai, "Watch how you treat the young man Absalom!'

Daniel 2:6

But if you do relate the dream to me as well as its meaning, you'll receive gifts, rewards, and great honor from me. Therefore reveal the dream to me, along with its meaning."

Presents » Things given as » Money

Job 42:11

Then all his brothers and sisters and all those who knew him before arrived. They ate food with him in his house, mourned for him, and consoled him for all the trouble that the LORD had brought and placed on him. Some gave him gold bullion and some brought gold earrings.

Genesis 45:22

He gave each of them some changes of clothes, but he also gave Benjamin 300 pieces of silver and five changes of clothes.

1 Samuel 9:8

The young man answered Saul again, "Look here! I have in my hand a quarter shekel of silver. I'll give it to the man of God, and he will tell us about our journey."

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

1 Kings 10:25

Everyone kept on bringing gifts on an annual basis, including items made of silver and gold, garments, myrrh, spices, horses, and mules.

2 Chronicles 9:23-24

All the kings of the earth continued to seek audiences with Solomon so they could hear the wise things that God had put in his heart. Everyone kept on bringing gifts on an annual basis, including items made of silver and gold, garments, myrrh, spices, horses, and mules.

Presents » Things given as » Cattle

Genesis 32:14-15

200 female goats, 20 male goats, 200 ewes, 20 rams, 30 milking camels with their young, 40 cows with ten bulls, and 20 female donkeys with ten male donkeys.

Genesis 32:18

then you are to reply, "We're from your servant Jacob. The herds are a gift. He's sending them to my master, Esau. Look! There he is, coming along behind us.'"

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

2 Kings 5:2

On one of their raids to the territory of Israel, Aram had taken captive a young girl when she was an infant, who had eventually become an attendant to Naaman's wife.

2 Chronicles 9:1

When the queen of Sheba heard about Solomon's reputation, she traveled to Jerusalem and tested him with difficult questions. She brought along a large retinue, camels laden with spices, and lots of gold and precious stones. Upon her arrival, she spoke with Solomon about everything that was on her mind.

Presents » Generally procured a favorable reception

Proverbs 18:16

A person's gift opens doors for him, bringing him access to important people.

Presents » Things given as » Ornaments

Genesis 24:22

When the camels had finished drinking, the man took out a gold nose ring weighing a half shekel and two bracelets for her wrists, weighing 10 shekels and presented them to her.

Genesis 24:47

"That's when I asked, "Whose daughter are you?' "She replied, "I'm the daughter of Bethuel, Nahor's son, whom Milcah bore for him.'

Presents » Things given as » Garments

1 Samuel 18:4

Jonathan took off the robe that he had on and gave it to David, along with his coat, his sword, his bow, and his belt.

Genesis 45:22

He gave each of them some changes of clothes, but he also gave Benjamin 300 pieces of silver and five changes of clothes.

Presents » Were given » On sending away friends

Genesis 45:22

He gave each of them some changes of clothes, but he also gave Benjamin 300 pieces of silver and five changes of clothes.

Jeremiah 40:5

When he still did not respond, Nebuzaradan said, "Return to Ahikam's son Gedaliah, whom the king of Babylon has appointed over the cities of Judah, and remain with him among the people or go wherever it seems right for you to go." Then the captain of the guard gave him an allowance of food and a gift and sent him off.

Presents » Generally presented in person

Genesis 43:15

So the men took their gift and twice as much money, got up, took Benjamin with them, and set out for Egypt. Eventually they appeared before Joseph.

Genesis 43:26

When Joseph arrived at his palace, his brothers brought to him their gifts that they had carried with them and bowed to the ground in front of him.

Presents » Antiquity of

Genesis 43:15

So the men took their gift and twice as much money, got up, took Benjamin with them, and set out for Egypt. Eventually they appeared before Joseph.

Genesis 32:13

Jacob spent the night there. Out of everything that he had brought with him, he chose a gift for his brother Esau

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

2 Kings 17:24

Because the king of Assyria brought captives from Babylon, Cuthah, Avva, Hamath, and Sephar-vaim and settled them in the cities of Samaria to replace the Israelis, the settlers possessed Samaria and lived in its cities.

Isaiah 10:27

At that time, his burden will depart from your shoulder and his yoke from your neck. Indeed, the yoke will be broken, because you've become obese."

Presents » Were given » On all occasions of public rejoicing

Esther 9:19

Therefore the Jewish people in the rural areas who live in unwalled towns make the fourteenth day of the month Adar a holiday for joy and feasting, and people send presents to one another.

Nehemiah 8:12

So all the people went to eat, to drink, to send something to those who had nothing, and to celebrate with great joy, because they understood the words that were being declared to them.

Presents » Were given » At marriages

Genesis 24:53

Then the servant brought out some silver and gold items, along with some clothing, and gave them to Rebekah. He also gave gifts to her brother and to her mother.

Psalm 45:12

The daughter of Tyre will come with a wedding gift; wealthy people will entreat your favor.

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

Proverbs 17:23

The wicked man takes a bribe in secret in order to pervert the course of justice.

Amos 2:6

This is what the LORD says: "For three transgressions of Israel and now for a fourth I will not turn away; because they sold the righteous for money, and the poor for sandals,

Presents » Were given » To confirm covenants

Genesis 21:28-30

Then Abraham set aside seven ewe lambs, so Abimelech asked Abraham, "What is the meaning of these seven ewe lambs that you have set aside?" He replied, "You are to accept from me these seven ewe lambs as a witness that I have dug this well."

Presents » Receiving of, a token of good will

Genesis 33:10-11

"Please," Jacob implored him, "don't refuse. If I'm to receive favor from you, then receive this gift from me, because seeing your face is like seeing the face of God, since you have favorably accepted me. So receive my blessing, which has been sent to you, since God has been gracious to me. Besides, I have enough." Because Jacob kept pressing him, Esau accepted the gifts.

Presents » Were given » In token of friendship

1 Samuel 18:3-4

Jonathan made a covenant with David because he loved him as he loved himself. Jonathan took off the robe that he had on and gave it to David, along with his coat, his sword, his bow, and his belt.

Presents » Things given as » Gold and silver vessels

1 Kings 10:25

Everyone kept on bringing gifts on an annual basis, including items made of silver and gold, garments, myrrh, spices, horses, and mules.

Presents » Things given as » Horses and mules

1 Kings 10:25

Everyone kept on bringing gifts on an annual basis, including items made of silver and gold, garments, myrrh, spices, horses, and mules.

Presents » Things given as » Weapons of war

1 Samuel 18:4

Jonathan took off the robe that he had on and gave it to David, along with his coat, his sword, his bow, and his belt.

Presents » Were given » To kings to engage their aid

1 Kings 15:18

But Asa removed all the silver and gold from the treasuries of the Lord's Temple and from his royal palace, placed them into the care of some servants, and then sent them to Tabrimmon's son King Ben-hadad of Aram, the grandson of Hezion, who lived in Damascus.

Presents » Were given » On recovering from sickness

2 Kings 20:12

Some time later, Berodach-baladan, the son of King Baladan of Babylon, sent letters and a gift to Hezekiah, because he had heard that Hezekiah had been ill.

Presents » Sometimes sent before the giver

Genesis 32:21

Jacob was thinking, "I'll pacify him with the presents that are being sent ahead of me. Then, when I meet him, perhaps he'll accept me." So the presents went ahead of him, while he spent that night in the camp.

Presents » Things given as » Precious stones

1 Kings 10:2

She brought along a large retinue, camels laden with spices, and lots of gold and precious stones. Upon her arrival, she spoke with Solomon about everything that was on her mind.

Presents » Were given » On restoration to prosperity

Job 42:10-11

The LORD restored Job's prosperity after he prayed for his friends. The LORD doubled everything that Job had once possessed. Then all his brothers and sisters and all those who knew him before arrived. They ate food with him in his house, mourned for him, and consoled him for all the trouble that the LORD had brought and placed on him. Some gave him gold bullion and some brought gold earrings.

Presents » Considered essential on all visits of business

1 Samuel 9:7

Saul told the young man, "Look, we could go, but what could we bring the man? The bread is gone from our bags, and there is no present to bring to the man of God. What do we have with us?"

Presents » Were given » On occasions of visits

2 Kings 8:8

So the king told Hazael, "Take a gift with you and go meet the man of God. Inquire of the LORD through him and ask, "Will I recover from this sickness?'"

Presents » Were given » To show respect

Judges 6:18

And please don't leave here until I've come back to you, brought my offering, and set it down in front of you." The LORD replied, "I'll stay until you return."

Presents » When small or defective, refused

Malachi 1:8

When you bring blind animals for sacrifice, is that not wrong? And when you sacrifice crippled or diseased animals, is that not wrong? Offer that to your governor would he be pleased with you or receive you favorably?" asks the LORD of the Heavenly Armies.

Presents » Often borne by servants

Judges 3:18

As he finished presenting the tribute, Ehud sent away the people who had been carrying it.

Prophets » Benefits of » Presents

2 Kings 4:42

Later on, a man arrived from Baal-shalishah, bringing the man of God some bread as a first fruit offering. He had 20 loaves of barley and ripe ears of corn in his sack. So Elisha said, "Give them to the people so they can eat."

1 Kings 14:3

Take ten loaves with you, some cakes, and a jar of honey and go visit him. He will tell you what will happen to the boy."

1 Samuel 9:7-8

Saul told the young man, "Look, we could go, but what could we bring the man? The bread is gone from our bags, and there is no present to bring to the man of God. What do we have with us?" The young man answered Saul again, "Look here! I have in my hand a quarter shekel of silver. I'll give it to the man of God, and he will tell us about our journey."

2 Kings 8:8-9

So the king told Hazael, "Take a gift with you and go meet the man of God. Inquire of the LORD through him and ask, "Will I recover from this sickness?'" So Hazael went out to meet with him and took a gift with him 40 camel loads filled with samples of everything good in Damascus. He approached the man of God and said, "Your son King Ben-hadad from Aram has sent me to you to ask you, "Will I recover from this sickness?'"

Ezekiel 13:19

You've profaned me among my people for a handful of barley and a morsel of bread. You're causing people to die who shouldn't have to die, and you're causing people to live who shouldn't survive, when you deceive my people who tend to listen to lies."

Token » Presents

Genesis 21:30

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

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