Many will entreat the favor of the prince: and every man is a friend to him that gives gifts.
Treasury of Scripture
Proverbs 19:12 The king's wrath is as the roaring of a lion; but his favor is as dew on the grass.
Proverbs 16:15 In the light of the king's countenance is life; and his favor is as a cloud of the latter rain.
Proverbs 29:26 Many seek the ruler's favor; but every man's judgment comes from the LORD.
Genesis 42:6 And Joseph was the governor over the land, and he it was that sold to all the people of the land: and Joseph's brothers came...
2 Samuel 19:19 And said to the king, Let not my lord impute iniquity to me...
Job 29:24,25 If I laughed on them, they believed it not; and the light of my countenance they cast not down...
Psalm 45:12 And the daughter of Tyre shall be there with a gift; even the rich among the people shall entreat your favor.
Matthew 2:11 And when they were come into the house, they saw the young child with Mary his mother, and fell down, and worshipped him...
Proverbs 17:8 A gift is as a precious stone in the eyes of him that has it: wherever it turns, it prospers.
Proverbs 18:16 A man's gift makes room for him, and brings him before great men.
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 43:15 And the men took that present, and they took double money in their hand and Benjamin; and rose up, and went down to Egypt...
Romans 6:23 For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.
him that giveth gifts or a man of gifts
ContextBetter is the Poor Man with Integrity
1Better is the poor that walks in his integrity, than he that is perverse in his lips, and is a fool. 2Also, that the soul be without knowledge, it is not good; and he that hastens with his feet sins. 3The foolishness of man perverts his way: and his heart frets against the LORD. 4Wealth makes many friends; but the poor is separated from his neighbor. 5A false witness shall not be unpunished, and he that speaks lies shall not escape. 6Many will entreat the favor of the prince: and every man is a friend to him that gives gifts. 7All the brothers of the poor do hate him: how much more do his friends go far from him? he pursues them with words, yet they are wanting to him. 8He that gets wisdom loves his own soul: he that keeps understanding shall find good. 9A false witness shall not be unpunished, and he that speaks lies shall perish. 10Delight is not seemly for a fool; much less for a servant to have rule over princes. 11The discretion of a man defers his anger; and it is his glory to pass over a transgression. 12The king's wrath is as the roaring of a lion; but his favor is as dew on the grass. 13A foolish son is the calamity of his father: and the contentions of a wife are a continual dropping. 14House and riches are the inheritance of fathers: and a prudent wife is from the LORD. 15Slothfulness casts into a deep sleep; and an idle soul shall suffer hunger. 16He that keeps the commandment keeps his own soul; but he that despises his ways shall die. 17He that has pity on the poor lends to the LORD; and that which he has given will he pay him again. 18Chasten your son while there is hope, and let not your soul spare for his crying. 19A man of great wrath shall suffer punishment: for if you deliver him, yet you must do it again. 20Hear counsel, and receive instruction, that you may be wise in your latter end. 21There are many devices in a man's heart; nevertheless the counsel of the LORD, that shall stand. 22The desire of a man is his kindness: and a poor man is better than a liar. 23The fear of the LORD tends to life: and he that has it shall abide satisfied; he shall not be visited with evil. 24A slothful man hides his hand in his bosom, and will not so much as bring it to his mouth again. 25Smite a scorner, and the simple will beware: and reprove one that has understanding, and he will understand knowledge. 26He that wastes his father, and chases away his mother, is a son that causes shame, and brings reproach. 27Cease, my son, to hear the instruction that causes to err from the words of knowledge. 28An ungodly witness scorns judgment: and the mouth of the wicked devours iniquity. 29Judgments are prepared for scorners, and stripes for the back of fools.
Parallel VersesAmerican Standard Version
Many will entreat the favor of the liberal man; And every man is a friend to him that giveth gifts.
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.
King James Bible
Many will intreat the favour of the prince: and every man is a friend to him that giveth gifts.
Young's Literal Translation
Many entreat the face of the noble, And all have made friendship to a man of gifts.