New International Version
A bribe is seen as a charm by the one who gives it; they think success will come at every turn.
King James Bible
A gift is as a precious stone in the eyes of him that hath it: whithersoever it turneth, it prospereth.
Darby Bible Translation
A gift is a precious stone in the eyes of the possessor: 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.
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
A gift is as a precious stone - It both enriches and ornaments. In the latter clause there is an evident allusion to cut stones. Whithersoever you turn them, they reflect the light, are brilliant and beautiful.
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precious stone or stone of grace
LibraryApril 8. "A Merry Heart Doeth Good Like a Medicine" (Prov. xvii. 22).
"A merry heart doeth good like a medicine" (Prov. xvii. 22). King Solomon left among his wise sayings a prescription for sick and sad hearts, and it is one that we can safely take. "A merry heart doeth good like a medicine." Joy is the great restorer and healer. Gladness of spirit will bring health to the bones and vitality to the nerves when all other tonics fail, and all other sedatives cease to quiet. Sick one, begin to rejoice in the Lord, and your bones will flourish like an herb, and your cheeks …
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"Do not accept a bribe, for a bribe blinds those who see and twists the words of the innocent.
The wicked accept bribes in secret to pervert the course of justice.
A gift given in secret soothes anger, and a bribe concealed in the cloak pacifies great wrath.
Extortion turns a wise person into a fool, and a bribe corrupts the heart.
Your rulers are rebels, partners with thieves; they all love bribes and chase after gifts. They do not defend the cause of the fatherless; the widow's case does not come before them.
For I know how many are your offenses and how great your sins. There are those who oppress the innocent and take bribes and deprive the poor of justice in the courts.
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