Proverbs 18:16
Good News Translation
Do you want to meet an important person? Take a gift and it will be easy.

Contemporary English Version
A gift will get you in to see anyone.

Douay-Rheims Bible
A man's gift enlargeth his way, and maketh him room before princes.

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A man's gift enlargeth his way, and maketh him room before princes.

Proverbs 17:8 The expectation of him that expecteth is a most acceptable jewel: whithersoever he turneth himself, he understandeth wisely.

Proverbs 19:6 Many honour the person of him that is mighty, and are friends of him that giveth gifts.

Proverbs 21:14 A secret present quencheth anger: and a gift in the bosom, the greatest wrath.

Genesis 32:20 And ye shall add: Thy servant Jacob himself also followeth after us; for he said: I will appease him with the presents that go before, and afterwards I will see him, perhaps he will be gracious to me.

Genesis 33:10 And Jacob said: Do not so I beseech thee, but if I have found favour in thy eyes, receive a little present at my hands: for I have seen thy face, as if I should have seen the countenance of God: be gracious to me,

Genesis 43:11 Then Israel said to them: If it must needs be so, do what you will: take of the best fruits of the land in your vessels, and carry down presents to the man, a little balm, and honey, and storax, myrrh, turpentine, and almonds.

1 Samuel 25:27 Wherefore receive this blessing, which thy handmaid hath brought to thee, my lord: and give it to the young men that follow thee, my lord.

Context
The Selfishness of the Unfriendly
15A wise heart shall acquire knowledge: and the ear of the wise seeketh instruction. 16A man's gift enlargeth his way, and maketh him room before princes.17The just is first accuser of himself: his friend cometh, and shall search him.…
Cross References
Genesis 32:20
And ye shall add: Thy servant Jacob himself also followeth after us; for he said: I will appease him with the presents that go before, and afterwards I will see him, perhaps he will be gracious to me.

1 Samuel 16:20
And Isai took an ass laden with bread, and a bottle of wine, and a kid of the flock, and sent them by the hand of David, his son, to Saul.

1 Samuel 25:27
Wherefore receive this blessing, which thy handmaid hath brought to thee, my lord: and give it to the young men that follow thee, my lord.

Proverbs 18:17
The just is first accuser of himself: his friend cometh, and shall search him.

Proverbs 19:6
Many honour the person of him that is mighty, and are friends of him that giveth gifts.

Proverbs 21:14
A secret present quencheth anger: and a gift in the bosom, the greatest wrath.

Additional Translations
A man’s gift opens doors for him, and brings him before great men.A man's gift makes room for him, and brings him before great men.

A man's gift maketh room for him, And bringeth him before great men.

A man's gift enlarges him, and seats him among princes.

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

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

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

A man's gift makes room for him, and brings him before great men.

The gift of a man maketh room for him, And before the great it leadeth him.
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