6 Many curry favor with a ruler, and everyone is the friend of one who gives gifts.

Matthew Henry's Commentary on Proverbs 19:6

Commentary on Proverbs 19:6

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We are without excuse if we do not love God with all our hearts. His gifts to us are past number, and all the gifts of men to us are fruits of his bounty.

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

Matthew Henry's Commentary on Proverbs 21:14

Commentary on Proverbs 21:14

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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?