Proverbs 18:16; Proverbs 19:4; Proverbs 19:6; Proverbs 22:11; Proverbs 22:29

16  A man’s qgift makes room for him

and brings him before the great.

fWealth brings many new friends,

fbut a poor man is deserted by his friend.

Many seek the favor of a generous man,1

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

11  He who floves purity of heart,

and whose gspeech is gracious, hwill have the king as his friend.

29  Do you see a man skillful in his work?

He will bstand before kings;

he will not stand before obscure men.