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12 Bible Verses about Presents

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Genesis 24:53

And the slave brought forth vessels of silver and vessels of gold and raiment and gave them to Rebekah; he also gave precious things to her brother and to her mother.

Genesis 45:22

To each one of them all he gave changes of clothing; but to Benjamin he gave three hundred pieces of silver and five changes of clothing.

1 Samuel 9:8

And the servant answered Saul again and said, Behold, I have here at hand the fourth part of a shekel of silver; this will I give to the man of God to tell us our way.

1 Samuel 25:27

And now this blessing which thy handmaid has brought unto my lord, let it be given unto the servants that follow my lord.

1 Samuel 30:26

And when David came to Ziklag, he sent of the spoil unto the elders of Judah, his friends, saying, Behold a blessing for you of the spoil of the enemies of the LORD:

1 Kings 10:10

And she gave the king one hundred and twenty talents of gold and a very great store of spices and precious stones; never again did there come such abundance of spices as these which the queen of Sheba gave to King Solomon.

1 Kings 10:13

And King Solomon gave unto the queen of Sheba all her desire, whatever she asked, beside that which Solomon gave her of his royal bounty. So she turned and went to her own country, she and her slaves.

1 Kings 14:3

And take with thee ten loaves and cracknels and a cruse of honey and go to him, that he shall tell thee what shall become of this child.

2 Kings 8:9

So Hazael went to meet him and took a present with him, even of every good thing of Damascus, forty camels' burden, and came and stood before him, and said, Thy son Benhadad, king of Syria, has sent me to thee, saying, Shall I recover of this disease?

Job 42:11

Then all his brethren came unto him and all his sisters and all those that had been of his acquaintance before and ate bread with him in his house; and they condoled him and comforted him over all the evil that the LORD had brought upon him; each one also gave him an ewe, and an earring of gold.

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1 Kings 10:25

And they each one brought his presents each year, vessels of gold and vessels of silver and garments and arms and spices, horses, and mules.

1 Samuel 16:20

And Jesse took an ass laden with bread and a bottle of wine and a kid and sent them by David, his son, unto Saul.

1 Kings 10:2

And she came to Jerusalem with a very great train, with camels that bore spices and very much gold and precious stones; and when she was come to Solomon, she communed with him of all that was in her heart.

2 Samuel 8:2

He also smote those of Moab and measured them with a line, causing them to lie down on the ground, and he measured them with two lines, with one to put to death and the other full line to keep alive. And so the Moabites became David's slaves, bringing presents.

Psalm 72:10

The kings of Tarshish and of the isles shall bring presents; the kings of Sheba and Seba shall offer gifts.

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

Genesis 32:20

And ye shall also say, Behold, thy slave Jacob is behind us. For he said, I will reconcile his wrath with the present that goes before me, and afterward I will see his face; peradventure he will accept me.

1 Samuel 25:27-28

And now this blessing which thy handmaid has brought unto my lord, let it be given unto the servants that follow my lord. I pray thee, forgive the trespass of thy handmaid, for the LORD will certainly make my lord a sure house because my lord fights the battles of the LORD, and evil has not been found in thee all thy days.

1 Samuel 25:35

So David received of her hand that which she had brought him and said unto her, Go up in peace to thy house; see, I have hearkened to thy voice and have accepted thy person.

Presents » Often conveyed on camels, &c

1 Samuel 25:18

Then Abigail made haste and took two hundred loaves and two bottles of wine and five sheep ready dressed and five measures of parched flour and one hundred bunches of raisins and two hundred cakes of figs and laid them on asses.

2 Kings 8:9

So Hazael went to meet him and took a present with him, even of every good thing of Damascus, forty camels' burden, and came and stood before him, and said, Thy son Benhadad, king of Syria, has sent me to thee, saying, Shall I recover of this disease?

2 Chronicles 9:1

And when the queen of Sheba heard of the fame of Solomon, she came to prove Solomon with enigmas at Jerusalem, with a very great host and camels that bore spices and gold in abundance and precious stones. And when she was come to Solomon, she spoke with him of all that was in her heart.

Presents » Were given » As tribute

Judges 3:15

But when the sons of Israel cried unto the LORD, the LORD raised them up a saviour, Ehud, the son of Gera, a son of Jemini, a man, who had his right hand impeded, and by him the sons of Israel sent a present unto Eglon, the king of Moab.

2 Samuel 8:2

He also smote those of Moab and measured them with a line, causing them to lie down on the ground, and he measured them with two lines, with one to put to death and the other full line to keep alive. And so the Moabites became David's slaves, bringing presents.

2 Chronicles 17:5

Therefore, the LORD confirmed the kingdom in his hand; and all Judah brought Jehoshaphat presents, and he had riches and glory in abundance.

Presents » Things given as » Eatables

Genesis 43:11

Then their father Israel answered them, If it must be so now, do this: take of the best fruits of the land in your vessels and take the man a present, a little balm, and a little honey, aromas, and myrrh, nuts, and almonds.

1 Samuel 25:18

Then Abigail made haste and took two hundred loaves and two bottles of wine and five sheep ready dressed and five measures of parched flour and one hundred bunches of raisins and two hundred cakes of figs and laid them on asses.

1 Kings 14:3

And take with thee ten loaves and cracknels and a cruse of honey and go to him, that he shall tell thee what shall become of this child.

Presents » Things given as » Servants

Genesis 29:29

And Laban gave to Rachel his daughter Bilhah, his handmaid, to be her maid.

Genesis 29:24

And Laban gave unto his daughter Leah Zilpah, his maid, for a handmaid.

Genesis 20:14

Then Abimelech took sheep and oxen and menslaves and womenslaves and gave them unto Abraham and restored him Sarah his wife.

Presents » Laid out and presented with great ceremony

Genesis 43:25

And they made ready the present waiting until Joseph came at noon, for they heard that they should eat bread there.

Judges 3:18

And when he had offered the present, he sent away the people that had brought the present.

Presents » Were given » To reward service

Daniel 2:48

Then the king magnified Daniel and gave him many and great gifts and made him governor over the whole province of Babylon and prince of the governors over all the wise men of Babylon.

2 Samuel 18:12

And the man said unto Joab, Though I should receive a thousand shekels of silver in my hand, yet I would not put forth my hand against the king's son, for in our hearing the king charged thee and Abishai and Ittai, saying, Beware that no one touch the young man Absalom.

Daniel 2:6

But if ye show the dream and its interpretation, ye shall receive of me gifts and rewards and great honour: therefore show me the dream, and its interpretation.

Presents » Things given as » Money

Job 42:11

Then all his brethren came unto him and all his sisters and all those that had been of his acquaintance before and ate bread with him in his house; and they condoled him and comforted him over all the evil that the LORD had brought upon him; each one also gave him an ewe, and an earring of gold.

Genesis 45:22

To each one of them all he gave changes of clothing; but to Benjamin he gave three hundred pieces of silver and five changes of clothing.

1 Samuel 9:8

And the servant answered Saul again and said, Behold, I have here at hand the fourth part of a shekel of silver; this will I give 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

And they each one brought his presents each year, vessels of gold and vessels of silver and garments and arms and spices, horses, and mules.

2 Chronicles 9:23-24

And all the kings of the earth sought the presence of Solomon, to hear his wisdom, that God had put in his heart. And of these, each his present, vessels of silver and vessels of gold and raiment, arms, spices, horses, and mules, every year.

Presents » Things given as » Cattle

Genesis 32:14-15

two hundred she goats and twenty he goats, two hundred sheep and twenty rams, thirty milk camels with their colts, forty cows and ten bulls, twenty she asses, and ten foals.

Genesis 32:18

Then thou shalt say, They are thy slave Jacob's; it is a present sent unto my lord Esau; and, behold, also he is behind us.

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

2 Kings 5:2

And the Syrians had gone out by companies 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

And when the queen of Sheba heard of the fame of Solomon, she came to prove Solomon with enigmas at Jerusalem, with a very great host and camels that bore spices and gold in abundance and precious stones. And when she was come to Solomon, she spoke with him of all that was in her heart.

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 it came to pass as the camels had finished drinking that the man took a golden pendant of half a shekel weight and two bracelets for her hands of ten shekels weight of gold

Genesis 24:47

And I asked her and said, Whose daughter art thou? And she said, The daughter of Bethuel, Nahor's son, whom Milcah bore unto him. Then I put the pendant over her nose and the bracelets upon her hands.

Presents » Things given as » Garments

1 Samuel 18:4

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

Genesis 45:22

To each one of them all he gave changes of clothing; but to Benjamin he gave three hundred pieces of silver and five changes of clothing.

Presents » Were given » On sending away friends

Genesis 45:22

To each one of them all he gave changes of clothing; but to Benjamin he gave three hundred pieces of silver and five changes of clothing.

Jeremiah 40:5

Now while he had not yet replied that he would go back, the captain said, Go back also to Gedaliah the son of Ahikam the son of Shaphan, whom the king of Babylon has made governor over the cities of Judah and dwell with him among the people, or go wherever it seems convenient unto thee to go. So the captain of the guard gave him victuals and a reward and sent him forth.

Presents » Generally presented in person

Genesis 43:15

Then the men took the present, and they took double money in their hand, and Benjamin, and rose up and went down to Egypt and stood before Joseph.

Genesis 43:26

And when Joseph came home, they brought him the present which they had in their hand in the house and bowed themselves to him to the earth.

Presents » Antiquity of

Genesis 43:15

Then the men took the present, and they took double money in their hand, and Benjamin, and rose up and went down to Egypt and stood before Joseph.

Genesis 32:13

And he lodged there that same night and took of that which came to his hand as a present for Esau his brother:

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

2 Kings 17:24

And the king of Assyria brought Gentiles from Babylon and from Cuthah and from Ava and from Hamath and from Sepharvaim, and placed them in the cities of Samaria instead of the sons of Israel; and they possessed Samaria and dwelt in the cities thereof.

Isaiah 10:27

And it shall come to pass in that day that his burden shall be taken away from off thy shoulder and his yoke from off thy neck, and the yoke shall be consumed in the presence of the anointing.

Presents » Were given » On all occasions of public rejoicing

Esther 9:19

Therefore, the Jews of the villages that dwelt in the unwalled towns made the fourteenth day of the month Adar a day of gladness and banquet and a good day and of sending portions one to another.

Nehemiah 8:12

And all the people went to eat and to drink and to send portions and to rejoice with great joy because they had understood the words that were taught unto them.

Presents » Were given » At marriages

Genesis 24:53

And the slave brought forth vessels of silver and vessels of gold and raiment and gave them to Rebekah; he also gave precious things to her brother and to her mother.

Psalm 45:12

And the daughter of Tyre shall be there with a gift; even the rich among the people shall intreat thy favour.

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

Proverbs 17:23

A wicked man takes a gift in secret to pervert the paths of judgment.

Amos 2:6

Thus hath the LORD said: For three transgressions of Israel and for the fourth, I will not convert her because they sold the righteous for silver and the poor for a pair of shoes,

Presents » Were given » To confirm covenants

Genesis 21:28-30

And Abraham set seven ewe lambs of the flock by themselves. And Abimelech said unto Abraham, What mean these seven ewe lambs which thou hast set by themselves? And he said, For these seven ewe lambs shalt thou take of my hand that they may be a witness unto me that I have dug this well.

Presents » Receiving of, a token of good will

Genesis 33:10-11

And Jacob said, No, I pray thee, if now I have found grace in thy sight, then receive my present from my hand, that for this I have seen thy face as though I had seen the face of God; and do me the pleasure. Take, I pray thee, my blessing that is brought to thee because God has dealt graciously with me, and all that is here is mine. And he urged him, and he took it.

Presents » Were given » In token of friendship

1 Samuel 18:3-4

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

Presents » Things given as » Gold and silver vessels

1 Kings 10:25

And they each one brought his presents each year, vessels of gold and vessels of silver and garments and arms and spices, horses, and mules.

Presents » Things given as » Horses and mules

1 Kings 10:25

And they each one brought his presents each year, vessels of gold and vessels of silver and garments and arms and spices, horses, and mules.

Presents » Things given as » Weapons of war

1 Samuel 18:4

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

Presents » Were given » To kings to engage their aid

1 Kings 15:18

Then Asa took all the silver and the gold that were left in the treasures of the house of the LORD and the treasures of the king's house and delivered them into the hand of his slaves, and King Asa sent them to Benhadad, the son of Tabrimon, the son of Hezion, king of Syria, that dwelt at Damascus, saying,

Presents » Were given » On recovering from sickness

2 Kings 20:12

At that time Berodachbaladan, the son of Baladan, king of Babylon, sent letters and presents unto Hezekiah, for he had heard that Hezekiah had been sick.

Presents » Sometimes sent before the giver

Genesis 32:21

So the present went over before him, and he lodged that night in the company.

Presents » Things given as » Precious stones

1 Kings 10:2

And she came to Jerusalem with a very great train, with camels that bore spices and very much gold and precious stones; and when she was come to Solomon, she communed with him of all that was in her heart.

Presents » Were given » On restoration to prosperity

Job 42:10-11

And the LORD turned the captivity of Job, when he prayed for his friends; also the LORD gave Job twice as much as he had before. Then all his brethren came unto him and all his sisters and all those that had been of his acquaintance before and ate bread with him in his house; and they condoled him and comforted him over all the evil that the LORD had brought upon him; each one also gave him an ewe, and an earring of gold.

Presents » Considered essential on all visits of business

1 Samuel 9:7

Then Saul replied unto his servant, But, behold, if we go, what shall we bring the man? For the bread is spent in our vessels, and we have nothing to present unto the man of God. What do we have?

Presents » Were given » On occasions of visits

2 Kings 8:8

And the king said unto Hazael, Take a present in thy hand, and go, meet the man of God and enquire of the LORD by him, saying, Shall I recover of this disease?

Presents » Were given » To show respect

Judges 6:18

Do not depart from here, I pray thee, until I come unto thee and bring forth my present and set it before thee. And he said, I will tarry until thou come again.

Presents » When small or defective, refused

Malachi 1:8

And when ye offer the blind animal for sacrifice, is it not evil? Likewise when ye offer the lame and sick, is it not evil? offer it now unto thy prince; will he be pleased with thee or accept thy person? said the LORD of the hosts.

Presents » Often borne by servants

Judges 3:18

And when he had offered the present, he sent away the people that had brought the present.

Prophets » Benefits of » Presents

2 Kings 4:42

Then a man came from Baalshalisha, who brought the man of God bread of the firstfruits, twenty loaves of barley, and full ears of wheat in the head. And he said, Give unto the people that they may eat.

1 Kings 14:3

And take with thee ten loaves and cracknels and a cruse of honey and go to him, that he shall tell thee what shall become of this child.

1 Samuel 9:7-8

Then Saul replied unto his servant, But, behold, if we go, what shall we bring the man? For the bread is spent in our vessels, and we have nothing to present unto the man of God. What do we have? And the servant answered Saul again and said, Behold, I have here at hand the fourth part of a shekel of silver; this will I give to the man of God to tell us our way.

2 Kings 8:8-9

And the king said unto Hazael, Take a present in thy hand, and go, meet the man of God and enquire of the LORD by him, saying, Shall I recover of this disease? So Hazael went to meet him and took a present with him, even of every good thing of Damascus, forty camels' burden, and came and stood before him, and said, Thy son Benhadad, king of Syria, has sent me to thee, saying, Shall I recover of this disease?

Ezekiel 13:19

And will ye profane me among my people for handfuls of barley and for pieces of bread, slaying the souls that should not die and giving life to the souls that should not live, by your lying to my people that listen to the lie?

Token » Presents

Genesis 21:30

And he said, For these seven ewe lambs shalt thou take of my hand that they may be a witness unto me that I have dug this well.