Proverbs 18:16
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English Standard Version
A man’s gift makes room for him and brings him before the great.

King James Bible
A man's gift maketh room for him, and bringeth him before great men.

American Standard Version
A man's gift maketh room for him, And bringeth him before great men.

Douay-Rheims Bible
A man's gift enlargeth his may, and maketh him room before princes.

English Revised Version
A man's gift maketh room for him, and bringeth him before great men.

Webster's Bible Translation
A man's gift maketh room for him, and bringeth him before great men.

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Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

Two proverbs, of the fortress of faith, and of the fortress of presumption:

10 A strong tower is the name of Jahve;

     The righteous runneth into it, and is high.

The name of Jahve is the Revelation of God, and the God of Revelation Himself, the creative and historical Revelation, and who is always continually revealing Himself; His name is His nature representing itself, and therefore capable of being described and named, before all the Tetragramm, as the Anagramm of the overruling and inworking historical being of God, as the Chiffre of His free and all-powerful government in grace and truth, as the self-naming of God the Saviour. This name, which is afterwards interwoven in the name Jesus, is מגדּל־עז (Psalm 61:4), a strong high tower bidding defiance to every hostile assault. Into this the righteous runneth, to hide himself behind its walls, and is thus lifted (perf. consec.) high above all danger (cf. ישׂגּב, Proverbs 29:25). רוּץ אל means, Job 15:26, to run against anything, רוץ, seq. acc., to invest, blockade anything, רוץ בּ, to hasten within; Hitzig's conjecture, ירוּם riseth up high, instead of ירוּץ, is a freak. רוץ בּ is speedily בוא בּ, the idea the same as Psalm 27:5; Psalm 31:21.

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Proverbs 17:8 A gift is as a precious stone in the eyes of him that has it: wherever it turns, it prospers.

Proverbs 19:6 Many will entreat the favor of the prince: and every man is a friend to him that gives gifts.

Proverbs 21:14 A gift in secret pacifies anger: and a reward in the bosom strong wrath.

Genesis 32:20 And say you moreover, Behold, your servant Jacob is behind us. For he said, I will appease him with the present that goes before me...

Genesis 33:10 And Jacob said, No, I pray you, if now I have found grace in your sight, then receive my present at my hand...

Genesis 43:11 And their father Israel said to them, If it must be so now, do this; take of the best fruits in the land in your vessels...

1 Samuel 25:27 And now this blessing which your handmaid has brought to my lord, let it even be given to the young men that follow my lord.

Cross References
Genesis 32:20
and you shall say, 'Moreover, your servant Jacob is behind us.'" For he thought, "I may appease him with the present that goes ahead of me, and afterward I shall see his face. Perhaps he will accept me."

1 Samuel 16:20
And Jesse took a donkey laden with bread and a skin of wine and a young goat and sent them by David his son to Saul.

1 Samuel 25:27
And now let this present that your servant has brought to my lord be given to the young men who follow my lord.

Proverbs 18:17
The one who states his case first seems right, until the other comes and examines him.

Proverbs 19:6
Many seek the favor of a generous man, and everyone is a friend to a man who gives gifts.

Proverbs 21:14
A gift in secret averts anger, and a concealed bribe, strong wrath.

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