Genesis 32:20; 1 Samuel 25:27; Proverbs 17:8

20 and you shall say, Moreover, your servant Jacob is behind us. For he thought, I may appease him1 with the present that goes ahead of me, and afterward I shall see his face. Perhaps he will accept me.2

27 And now let this bpresent that your servant has brought to my lord be given to the young men who follow my lord.

yA bribe is like a magic1 stone in the eyes of the one who gives it;

wherever he turns he prospers.