'Gift' in the Bible
Then Leah said, "God has given me a good gift. This time my husband will exalt me, because I've borne him six sons." So she named him Zebulun.
Jacob spent the night there. Out of everything that he had brought with him, he chose a gift for his brother Esau
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.'"
"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.
"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.
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.
"The presenter is then to bring a gift from the peace offering, an offering made by fire to the LORD. He is to remove the fat that covers the internal organs, all of the fat that is inside the internal organs,
"The presenter is then to bring a gift from the peace offering as an offering made by fire to the LORD. He is to remove the fat the entire fat tail near the spine, the fat that covers the internal organs, all of the fat that is inside the internal organs,
"The presenter is then to present the gift as an offering made by fire to the LORD, that is, the fat that covers the internal organs, all the fat that is inside the internal organs,
Along with the loaves of bread, bring seven lambs (each of them one year old and without defect), one young bull as an offering, and two rams as offerings to the LORD along with your gift and drink offerings and present them as an offering made by fire, a pleasing aroma to the LORD.
They are to be arranged every Sabbath day in the LORD's presence as a gift from the Israelis an eternal covenant.
This gift will belong to Aaron and his sons, and they are to eat it in a sacred place, because it's the most holy thing for him of all the offerings made by fire to the LORD. This is to be an eternal ordinance."
then the priest is to account to him the evaluated worth until the year of jubilee. Then he is to give the amount of valuation on that day as a holy gift to the LORD.
Notice that I've taken your brothers, the descendants of Levi, from among the Israelis, giving them to you as a gift from the LORD to perform the service of the Tent of Meeting.
Now you and your sons with you are to maintain your priestly duties and all matters that concern the altar and what is housed within the veil. You are to perform these services. I'm giving you the priesthood as a gift of service, but any unauthorized person who approaches is to be put to death."
but each one must appear with his own gift, proportional to the blessing that the LORD your God has given you."
But some troublemakers said, "How can this man deliver us?" They despised him and did not bring him a gift. But Saul remained silent.
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
Then David told Uriah, "Go on down to your house and relax a while." So Uriah left the king's palace, and the king sent a gift along after him.
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?'"
Then Ahaz took the silver and gold that was in the LORD's Temple and in the palace treasuries and sent them as a gift to the king of Assyria,
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.
The daughter of Tyre will come with a wedding gift; wealthy people will entreat your favor.
Children are a gift from the LORD; a productive womb, the LORD's reward.
A person's gift opens doors for him, bringing him access to important people.
Many curry favor of an official; everyone is a friend of the gift giver.
Whoever is kind to the poor is lending to the LORD the benefit of his gift will return to him in abundance.
moreover, every person should eat, drink, and enjoy the benefits of everything that he undertakes, since it is a gift from God.
Furthermore, for every person to whom God has given wealth, riches, and the ability to enjoy them, to accept this allotment, and to rejoice in his work this is a gift from God.
At that time Merodach-baladan, the son of Baladan, king of Babylon, sent letters and a gift to Hezekiah, when he heard he had been sick and had survived.
This is what the LORD says: "Just as new wine is found in the cluster, and people have said, "Don't destroy it, for there is a gift in it,' so I'll act for my servants' sake, by not destroying them all.
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.
"This is what the Lord GOD says: "If the Regent Prince gives a gift to someone, it is to remain with the man's descendants as their own inheritance.
But if he gives a gift to any of his servants, it is to belong to the servant until the Year of Release, at which time it is to be returned to the Regent Prince. His inheritance is to belong only to his sons.
"So if you are presenting your gift at the altar and remember there that your brother has something against you,
leave your gift there before the altar and first go and be reconciled to your brother. Then come and offer your gift.
Again you say, "Whoever swears an oath by the altar is excused, but whoever swears by the gift that is on it must keep his oath.'
You blind men! Which is more important, the gift or the altar that makes the gift holy?
We have all received one gracious gift after another from his abundance,
Jesus answered her, "If you knew the gift of God, and who it is who is saying to you, "Please give me a drink,' you would have been the one to ask him, and he would have given you living water."
Peter answered them, "Every one of you must repent and be baptized in the name of Jesus the Messiah for the forgiveness of your sins. Then you will receive the Holy Spirit as a gift.
But Peter told him, "May your money perish with you, because you thought you could obtain God's free gift with money!
Then the circumcised believers who had come with Peter were amazed that the gift of the Holy Spirit had been poured out on the gentiles, too,
Now if God gave them the same gift that he gave us when we believed in the Lord Jesus, the Messiah, who was I to try to stop God?"
For I am longing to see you so that I may impart to you some spiritual gift to make you strong,
Now to someone who works, wages are not considered a gift but an obligation.
But God's free gift is not like Adam's offense. For if many people died as the result of one man's offense, how much more have God's grace and the free gift given through the kindness of one man, Jesus the Messiah, been showered on many people!
Nor can the free gift be compared to what came through the man who sinned. For the sentence that followed one man's offense resulted in condemnation, but the free gift brought justification, even after many offenses.
For if, through one man, death ruled because of that man's offense, how much more will those who receive such overflowing grace and the gift of righteousness rule in life because of one man, Jesus the Messiah!
For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life in union with the Messiah Jesus our Lord.
We have different gifts based on the grace that was given to us. So if your gift is prophecy, use your gift in proportion to your faith.
If your gift is serving, devote yourself to serving others. If it is teaching, devote yourself to teaching others.
Therefore, you don't lack any spiritual gift as you eagerly wait for our Lord Jesus the Messiah to be revealed.
I would like everyone to be unmarried, like I am. However, each person has a special gift from God, one this and another that.
Not all have the gift of healing, do they? Not all speak in foreign languages, do they? Not all interpret, do they?
If I have the gift of prophecy and can understand all secrets and every form of knowledge, and if I have absolute faith so as to move mountains but have no love, I am nothing.
When I arrive, I will send letters along with the men you approve to take your gift to Jerusalem.
For if the eagerness is there, the gift is acceptable according to what you have, not according to what you do not have.
Therefore, I thought it necessary to urge these brothers to visit you ahead of me, to make arrangements in advance for this gift you promised, and to have it ready as something given generously and not forced.
Thanks be to God for his indescribable gift!
For by such grace you have been saved through faith. This does not come from you; it is the gift of God
I have become a servant of this gospel according to the gift of God's grace that was given me by the working of his power.
Now to each one of us grace has been given proportionate to the measure of the Messiah's gift.
It is not that I am looking for a gift. No, I want to see that you receive the fruit that increases to your benefit.
Do not neglect the gift that is in you, which was given to you through prophecy when the elders laid their hands on you.
For this reason, I am reminding you to fan into flames the gift of God that is within you through the laying on of my hands.
For it is impossible to keep on restoring to repentance time and again people who have once been enlightened, who have tasted the heavenly gift, who have become partners with the Holy Spirit,
Every generous act of giving and every perfect gift is from above and comes down from the Father who made the heavenly lights, in whom there is no inconsistency or shifting shadow.
In a similar way, you husbands must live with your wives in an understanding manner, as with a most delicate partner. Honor them as heirs with you of the gracious gift of life, so that nothing may interfere with your prayers.
As good servant managers of God's grace in its various forms, serve one another with the gift each of you has received.
The Spirit and the bride say, "Come!" Let everyone who hears this say, "Come!" Let everyone who is thirsty come! Let anyone who wants the water of life take it as a gift!
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