Genesis 43:11; Proverbs 17:8; Proverbs 18:16; Proverbs 19:6; Proverbs 21:14

11 Then their father Israel said to them, If it must be so, then do this: take some of the choice fruits of the land in your bags, and carry a present down to the man, a little ubalm and a little honey, gum, myrrh, pistachio nuts, and almonds.


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

wherever he turns he prospers.


16  A man's qgift makes room for him

and brings him before the great.


Many seek the favor of a generous man,1

and everyone is a friend to a man who gives igifts.


14  rA gift in secret averts anger,

and a concealed bribe,1 strong wrath.