A man's gift maketh room for him, and bringeth him before great men.
A gift is as a precious stone in the eyes of him that hath it: whithersoever it turneth, it prospereth.
Many will intreat the favour of the prince: and every man is a friend to him that giveth gifts.
A gift in secret pacifieth anger: and a reward in the bosom strong wrath.
And say ye moreover, Behold, thy servant Jacob is behind us. For he said, I will appease him with the present that goeth before me, and afterward I will see his face; peradventure he will accept of me.
And Jacob said, Nay, I pray thee, if now I have found grace in thy sight, then receive my present at my hand: for therefore I have seen thy face, as though I had seen the face of God, and thou wast pleased with me.
And their father Israel said unto them, If it must be so now, do this; take of the best fruits in the land in your vessels, and carry down the man a present, a little balm, and a little honey, spices, and myrrh, nuts, and almonds:
1 Samuel 25:27
And now this blessing which thine handmaid hath brought unto my lord, let it even be given unto the young men that follow my lord.