14 A gift given in secret soothes anger, and a bribe concealed in the cloak pacifies great wrath.
14 A gift in secret pacifieth anger: and a reward in the bosom strong wrath.
14 A gift in secret averts anger, and a concealed bribe,
14 A quietly given gift soothes an irritable person; a heartfelt present cools a hot temper.
14 A gift in secret pacifies anger, And a bribe behind the back, strong wrath.
14 A secret gift calms anger; a bribe under the table pacifies fury.
Matthew Henry's Commentary on Proverbs 21:14
Commentary on Proverbs 21:14
(Read Proverbs 21:14)
If money can conquer the fury of the passions, shall reason, the fear of God, and the command of Christ, be too weak to bridle them?