Proverbs 17:8
Text Analysis
68 [e]אֶֽבֶן־
A stoneN-fsc
2580 [e]חֵ֣ן
7810 [e]הַ֭שֹּׁחַד
a present [is]Art | N-ms
5869 [e]בְּעֵינֵ֣י
in the eyesPrep-b | N-cdc
1167 [e]בְעָלָ֑יו
of its possessorN-mpc | 3ms
413 [e]אֶֽל־
3605 [e]כָּל־
all mannerN-msc
834 [e]אֲשֶׁ֖ר
6437 [e]יִפְנֶ֣ה
he turnsV-Qal-Imperf-3ms
7919 [e]יַשְׂכִּֽיל׃
he prospersV-Hifil-Imperf-3ms

Hebrew Texts
משלי 17:8 Hebrew OT: Westminster Leningrad Codex
אֶֽבֶן־חֵ֣ן הַ֭שֹּׁחַד בְּעֵינֵ֣י בְעָלָ֑יו אֶֽל־כָּל־אֲשֶׁ֖ר יִפְנֶ֣ה יַשְׂכִּֽיל׃

משלי 17:8 Hebrew OT: WLC (Consonants Only)
אבן־חן השחד בעיני בעליו אל־כל־אשר יפנה ישכיל׃

משלי 17:8 Paleo-Hebrew OT: WLC (Font Required)
אבן־חן השחד בעיני בעליו אל־כל־אשר יפנה ישכיל׃

משלי 17:8 Hebrew Bible
אבן חן השחד בעיני בעליו אל כל אשר יפנה ישכיל׃

Parallel Verses
New American Standard Bible
A bribe is a charm in the sight of its owner; Wherever he turns, he prospers.

King James Bible
A gift is as a precious stone in the eyes of him that hath it: whithersoever it turneth, it prospereth.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
A bribe seems like a magic stone to its owner; wherever he turns, he succeeds.
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