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“Many will intreat the favour of the prince: and every man is a friend to him that giveth gifts.”

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Proverbs 19:6 Translation & Meaning

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KJV Verse Original Hebrew Meaning/ Definition
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Many רַ֭בִּים Abundant (in quantity, size, age, number, rank, quality) Many
will intreat יְחַלּ֣וּ Properly, to be rubbed or worn; hence (figuratively) to be weak, sick, afflicted; or (causatively) to grieve, make sick intreat
the favour פְנֵֽי The face (as the part that turns); used in a great variety of applications (literally and figuratively); also (with prepositional prefix) as a preposition (before, etc.) favour
of the prince: נָדִ֑יב Properly, voluntary, i.e., generous; hence, magnanimous; as noun, a grandee (sometimes a tyrant) prince
and every man וְכָל Properly, the whole; hence, all, any or every (in the singular only, but often in a plural sense) every man
is (No Hebrew definition. English implied.)
a friend הָ֝רֵ֗עַ An associate (more or less close) friend
to him לְאִ֣ישׁ A man as an individual or a male person; often used as an adjunct to a more definite term (and in such cases frequently not expressed in translation) to him
that giveth gifts. מַתָּֽן׃ A present giveth gifts

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  • 4  Wealth maketh many friends; but the poor is separated from his neighbour.

  • 5  A false witness shall not be unpunished, and he that speaketh lies shall not escape.

  • 6  Many will intreat the favour of the prince: and every man is a friend to him that giveth gifts.

  • 7  All the brethren of the poor do hate him: how much more do his friends go far from him? he pursueth them with words, yet they are wanting to him.

  • 8  He that getteth wisdom loveth his own soul: he that keepeth understanding shall find good.


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