Proverbs 19:6
New International Version
Many curry favor with a ruler, and everyone is the friend of one who gives gifts.

New Living Translation
Many seek favors from a ruler; everyone is the friend of a person who gives gifts!

English Standard Version
Many seek the favor of a generous man, and everyone is a friend to a man who gives gifts.

Berean Study Bible
Many seek the favor of the prince, and everyone is a friend of the gift giver.

New American Standard Bible
Many will seek the favor of a generous man, And every man is a friend to him who gives gifts.

New King James Version
Many entreat the favor of the nobility, And every man is a friend to one who gives gifts.

King James Bible
Many will intreat the favour of the prince: and every man is a friend to him that giveth gifts.

Christian Standard Bible
Many seek a ruler's favor, and everyone is a friend of one who gives gifts.

Contemporary English Version
Everyone tries to be friends of those who can help them.

Good News Translation
Everyone tries to gain the favor of important people; everyone claims the friendship of those who give out favors.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Many seek a ruler's favor, and everyone is a friend of one who gives gifts.

International Standard Version
Many curry favor of an official; everyone is a friend of the gift giver.

NET Bible
Many people entreat the favor of a generous person, and everyone is the friend of the person who gives gifts.

New Heart English Bible
Many will seek the favor of a ruler, and everyone is a friend to a man who gives gifts.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
There are many that serve before the Prince, and he gives gifts to the evil.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Many try to win the kindness of a generous person, and everyone is a friend to a person who gives gifts.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Many will entreat the favour of the liberal man; And every man is a friend to him that giveth gifts.

New American Standard 1977
Many will entreat the favor of a generous man, And every man is a friend to him who gives gifts.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Many will intreat the favour of the prince, but every man is a friend to him that gives.

King James 2000 Bible
Many will entreat the favor of the prince: and every man is a friend to him that gives gifts.

American King James Version
Many will entreat the favor of the prince: and every man is a friend to him that gives gifts.

American Standard Version
Many will entreat the favor of the liberal man; And every man is a friend to him that giveth gifts.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
Many court the favour of kings; but every bad man becomes a reproach to another man.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Many honour the person of him that is mighty, and are friends of him that giveth gifts.

Darby Bible Translation
Many court the favour of a noble; and every one is friend to a man that giveth.

English Revised Version
Many will entreat the favour of the liberal man: and every man is a friend to him that giveth gifts.

Webster's Bible Translation
Many will entreat the favor of the prince: and every man is a friend to him that giveth gifts.

World English Bible
Many will entreat the favor of a ruler, and everyone is a friend to a man who gives gifts.

Young's Literal Translation
Many entreat the face of the noble, And all have made friendship to a man of gifts.
Study Bible
The Man of Integrity
5A false witness will not go unpunished, and one who utters lies will not escape. 6Many seek the favor of the prince, and everyone is a friend of the gift giver. 7All the brothers of a poor man hate him—how much more do his friends avoid him! He may pursue them with pleading, but they are nowhere to be found.…
Cross References
Proverbs 18:16
A man's gift opens doors for him, and brings him before great men.

Proverbs 21:14
A gift in secret soothes anger, and a covert bribe pacifies great wrath.

Proverbs 29:26
Many seek the ruler's favor, but a man receives justice from the LORD.

Treasury of Scripture

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

will

Proverbs 19:12
The king's wrath is as the roaring of a lion; but his favour is as dew upon the grass.

Proverbs 16:15
In the light of the king's countenance is life; and his favour is as a cloud of the latter rain.

Proverbs 29:26
Many seek the ruler's favour; but every man's judgment cometh from the LORD.

and

Proverbs 17:8
A gift is as a precious stone in the eyes of him that hath it: whithersoever it turneth, it prospereth.

Proverbs 18:16
A man's gift maketh room for him, and bringeth him before great men.

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







Lexicon
Many
רַ֭בִּים (rab·bîm)
Adjective - masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 7227: Much, many, great

seek
יְחַלּ֣וּ (yə·ḥal·lū)
Verb - Piel - Imperfect - third person masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 2470: To be weak or sick

the favor
פְנֵֽי־ (p̄ə·nê-)
Noun - masculine plural construct
Strong's Hebrew 6440: The face

of the prince,
נָדִ֑יב (nā·ḏîḇ)
Adjective - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 5081: Voluntary, generous, magnanimous, a grandee

and everyone
וְכָל־ (wə·ḵāl)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 3605: The whole, all, any, every

is a friend
הָ֝רֵ֗עַ (hā·rê·a‘)
Article | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 7453: Friend, companion, fellow

of
לְאִ֣ישׁ (lə·’îš)
Preposition-l | Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 376: A man as an individual, a male person

the gift giver.
מַתָּֽן׃ (mat·tān)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 4976: A present
Verse 6. - Many will intreat the favour of the prince; Literally, will stroke the face of the prince, of the liberal and powerful man, in expectation of receiving some benefit from him (Proverbs 29:26; Job 11:19). Every man is a friend to him that giveth gifts (see on Proverbs 17:8). The LXX., reading כָל־הְרֵעַ for בָל־הָּרֵעַ, renders, "Every bad man is a reproach to a man," which may mean that a sordid, evil man brings only disgrace on himself; or that, while many truckle to and try to win the interest of a prince, bad courtiers bring on him not glory, but infamy and shame. 19:3. Men run into troubles by their own folly, and then fret at the appointments of God. 4. Here we may see how strong is men's love of money. 5. Those that tell lies in discourse, are in a fair way to be guilty of bearing false-witness. 6. We are without excuse if we do not love God with all our hearts. His gifts to us are past number, and all the gifts of men to us are fruits of his bounty. 7. Christ was left by all his disciples; but the Father was with him. It encourages our faith that he had so large an experience of the sorrows of poverty. 8. Those only love their souls aright that get true wisdom. 9. Lying is a damning, destroying sin. 10. A man that has not wisdom and grace, has no right or title to true joy. It is very unseemly for one who is a servant to sin, to oppress God's free-men.
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