Proverbs 17:8
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New International Version
A bribe is seen as a charm by the one who gives it; they think success will come at every turn.

New Living Translation
A bribe is like a lucky charm; whoever gives one will prosper!

English Standard Version
A bribe is like a magic stone in the eyes of the one who gives it; wherever he turns he prospers.

New American Standard Bible
A bribe is a charm in the sight of its owner; Wherever he turns, he prospers.

King James Bible
A gift is as a precious stone in the eyes of him that hath it: whithersoever it turneth, it prospereth.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
A bribe seems like a magic stone to its owner; wherever he turns, he succeeds.

International Standard Version
A bribe works wonders in the eyes of its giver; wherever he turns he prospers.

NET Bible
A bribe works like a charm for the one who offers it; in whatever he does he succeeds.

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

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
A precious stone is beautiful in the eyes of him who owns it, and wherever it turns it is notable.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
A bribe seems [like] a jewel to the one who gives it. Wherever he turns, he prospers.

JPS Tanakh 1917
A gift is as a precious stone in the eyes of him that hath it; Whithersoever he turneth, he prospereth.

New American Standard 1977
A bribe is a charm in the sight of its owner;
            Wherever he turns, he prospers.

Jubilee Bible 2000
A bribe is as a precious stone in the eyes of him that has it; wherever it turns, it prospers.

King James 2000 Bible
A bribe is as a magic stone in the eyes of him that gives it: wherever he turns, he prospers.

American King James Version
A gift is as a precious stone in the eyes of him that has it: wherever it turns, it prospers.

American Standard Version
A bribe is as a precious stone in the eyes of him that hath it; Whithersoever it turneth, it prospereth.

Douay-Rheims Bible
The expectation of him that expecteth, is a most acceptable jewel: whithersoever he turneth himself, he understandeth wisely.

Darby Bible Translation
A gift is a precious stone in the eyes of the possessor: whithersoever it turneth it prospereth.

English Revised Version
A gift is as a precious stone in the eyes of him that hath it: whithersoever it turneth, it prospereth.

Webster's Bible Translation
A gift is as a precious stone in the eyes of him that hath it: whithersoever it turneth, it prospereth.

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

Young's Literal Translation
A stone of grace is the bribe in the eyes of its possessors, Whithersoever it turneth, it prospereth.
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
17:8. Those who set their hearts upon money, will do any thing for it. What influence should the gifts of God have on our hearts! 9. The way to preserve peace is to make the best of every thing; not to notice what has been said or done against ourselves. 10. A gentle reproof will enter, not only into the head, but into the heart of a wise man. 11. Satan, and the messengers of Satan, shall be let loose upon an evil man. 12. Let us watch over our own passions, and avoid the company of furious men. 13. To render evil for good is devilish. He that does so, brings a curse upon his family. 14. What danger there is in the beginning of strife! Resist its earliest display; and leave it off, if it were possible, before you begin. 15. It is an offence to God to acquit the guilty, or to condemn those who are not guilty. 16. Man's neglect of God's favour and his own interest is very absurd. 17. No change of outward circumstances should abate our affection for our friends or relatives. But no friend, except Christ, deserves unlimited confidence. In Him this text did receive, and still receives its most glorious fulfilment. 18. Let not any wrong their families. Yet Christ's becoming Surety for men, was a glorious display of Divine wisdom; for he was able to discharge the bond.
Study Bible
Better a Dry Morsel with Quietness
7Excellent speech is not fitting for a fool, Much less are lying lips to a prince. 8A bribe is a charm in the sight of its owner; Wherever he turns, he prospers. 9He who conceals a transgression seeks love, But he who repeats a matter separates intimate friends.…
Cross References
Exodus 23:8
"You shall not take a bribe, for a bribe blinds the clear-sighted and subverts the cause of the just.

Proverbs 17:23
A wicked man receives a bribe from the bosom To pervert the ways of justice.

Proverbs 21:14
A gift in secret subdues anger, And a bribe in the bosom, strong wrath.

Ecclesiastes 7:7
For oppression makes a wise man mad, And a bribe corrupts the heart.

Isaiah 1:23
Your rulers are rebels And companions of thieves; Everyone loves a bribe And chases after rewards. They do not defend the orphan, Nor does the widow's plea come before them.

Amos 5:12
For I know your transgressions are many and your sins are great, You who distress the righteous and accept bribes And turn aside the poor in the gate.
Treasury of Scripture

A gift is as a precious stone in the eyes of him that has it: wherever it turns, it prospers.

gift

Proverbs 17:23 A wicked man takes a gift out of the bosom to pervert the ways of judgment.

Psalm 18:16 He sent from above, he took me, he drew me out of many waters.

Psalm 19:6 His going forth is from the end of the heaven, and his circuit to …

Psalm 27:13 I had fainted, unless I had believed to see the goodness of the LORD …

Psalm 29:4 The voice of the LORD is powerful; the voice of the LORD is full of majesty.

Exodus 23:8 And you shall take no gift: for the gift blinds the wise, and perverts …

Deuteronomy 16:19 You shall not wrest judgment; you shall not respect persons, neither …

precious stone or stone of grace
whithersoever

Genesis 33:9-11 And Esau said, I have enough, my brother; keep that you have to yourself…

Genesis 43:11 And their father Israel said to them, If it must be so now, do this; …

1 Samuel 25:35 So David received of her hand that which she had brought him, and …

2 Samuel 16:1-4 And when David was a little past the top of the hill, behold, Ziba …

Micah 7:3 That they may do evil with both hands earnestly, the prince asks, …

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