Bible Verses About Presents

Presents.
    Antiquity of  Ge 32:13; 43:15
    Were given
      To judges to secure a favourable hearing.  Pr 17:23; Am 2:6
      To kings to engage their aid.  1Ki 15:18
      By kings to each other in token of inferiority.  1Ki 10:25; 2Ch 9:23,24; Ps 72:10
      To appease the angry feelings of others.  Ge 32:20; 1Sa 25:27,28,35
      To confirm covenants.  Ge 21:28-30
      To reward service.  2Sa 18:12; Da 2:6,48
      To show respect.  Jdj 6:18
      In token of friendship.  1Sa 18:3,4
      As tribute.  Jdj 3:15; 2Sa 8:2; 2Ch 17:5
      On occasions of visits.  2Ki 8:8
      On all occasions of public rejoicing.  Ne 8:12; Es 9:19
      At marriages.  Ge 24:53; Ps 45:12
      On recovering from sickness.  2Ki 20:12
      On restoration to prosperity.  Job 42:10,11
      On sending away friends.  Ge 45:22; Jer 40:5
    Considered essential on all visits of business  1Sa 9:7
    Not bringing, considered a mark of disrespect and disaffection  Isa 10:27; 2Ki 17:24
    Generally procured a favourable reception  Pr 18:16; 19:6
    When small or defective, refused  Mal 1:8
    Of persons of rank, of great value and variety  2Ki 5:2; 2Ch 9:1
    Receiving of, a token of good will  Ge 33:10,11
    Things given as
      Cattle.  Ge 32:14,15,18
      Horses and mules.  1Ki 10:25
      Money.  Ge 45:22; 1Sa 9:8; Job 42:11
      Food.  Ge 43:11; 1Sa 25:18; 1Ki 14:3
      Garments.  Ge 45:22; 1Sa 18:4
      Weapons of war.  1Sa 18:4
      Ornaments.  Ge 24:22,47; Job 42:11
      Gold and silver vessels.  1Ki 10:25
      Precious stones.  1Ki 10:2
      Servants.  Ge 20:14; 29:24,29
    Often borne by servants  Jdj 3:18
    Often conveyed on camels  1Sa 25:18; 2Ki 8:9; 2Ch 9:1
    Sometimes sent before the giver  Ge 32:21
    Generally presented in person  Ge 43:15,26; Jdj 3:17; 1Sa 25:27
    Laid out and presented with great ceremony  Ge 43:25; Jdj 3:18; Mt 2:11