Proverbs 19:6
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New International Version
Many curry favor with a ruler, and everyone is the friend of one who gives gifts.

King James Bible
Many will intreat the favour of the prince: and every man is a friend to him that giveth gifts.

Darby Bible Translation
Many court the favour of a noble; and every one is friend to a man that giveth.

World English Bible
Many will entreat the favor of a ruler, and everyone is a friend to a man who gives gifts.

Young's Literal Translation
Many entreat the face of the noble, And all have made friendship to a man of gifts.

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

The poor is separated from his neighbor - Because he has the "disease of all-shunned poverty."

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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...

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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

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Naaman
[This chapter is based on 2 Kings 5.] "Now Naaman, captain of the host of the king of Syria, was a great man with his master, and honorable, because by him the Lord had given deliverance unto Syria: he was also a mighty man in valor, but he was a leper." Ben-hadad, king of Syria, had defeated the armies of Israel in the battle which resulted in the death of Ahab. Since that time the Syrians had maintained against Israel a constant border warfare, and in one of their raids they had carried away a
Ellen Gould White—The Story of Prophets and Kings

Second Journey through Galilee - the Healing of the Leper.
A DAY and an evening such as of that Sabbath of healing in Capernaum must, with reverence be it written, have been followed by what opens the next section. [2299] To the thoughtful observer there is such unbroken harmony in the Life of Jesus, such accord of the inward and outward, as to carry instinctive conviction of the truth of its record. It was, so to speak, an inward necessity that the God-Man, when brought into contact with disease and misery, whether from physical or supernatural causes,
Alfred Edersheim—The Life and Times of Jesus the Messiah

The Knowledge of God
'The Lord is a God of knowledge, and by him actions are weighed.' I Sam 2:2. Glorious things are spoken of God; he transcends our thoughts, and the praises of angels. God's glory lies chiefly in his attributes, which are the several beams by which the divine nature shines forth. Among other of his orient excellencies, this is not the least, The Lord is a God of knowledge; or as the Hebrew word is, A God of knowledges.' Through the bright mirror of his own essence, he has a full idea and cognisance
Thomas Watson—A Body of Divinity

Christian Meekness
Blessed are the meek, for they shall inherit the earth Matthew 5:5 We are now got to the third step leading in the way to blessedness, Christian meekness. Blessed are the meek'. See how the Spirit of God adorns the hidden man of the heart, with multiplicity of graces! The workmanship of the Holy Ghost is not only curious, but various. It makes the heart meek, pure, peaceable etc. The graces therefore are compared to needlework, which is different and various in its flowers and colours (Psalm 45:14).
Thomas Watson—The Beatitudes: An Exposition of Matthew 5:1-12

Cross References
Proverbs 18:16
A gift opens the way and ushers the giver into the presence of the great.

Proverbs 21:14
A gift given in secret soothes anger, and a bribe concealed in the cloak pacifies great wrath.

Proverbs 29:26
Many seek an audience with a ruler, but it is from the LORD that one gets justice.

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