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Presents


1. Antiquity of. Ge 32:13; 43:15.

2. Were given

a. To judges to secure a favourable hearing. Pr 17:23; Am 2:6.

b. To kings to engage their aid. 1Ki 15:18.

c. By kings to each other in token of inferiority. 1Ki 10:25; 2Ch 9:23,24; Ps 72:10.

d. To appease the angry feelings of others. Ge 32:20; 1Sa 25:27,28,35.

e. To confirm covenants. Ge 21:28-30.

f. To reward service. 2Sa 18:12; Da 2:6,48.

g. To show respect. Jdj 6:18.

h. In token of friendship. 1Sa 18:3,4.

i. As tribute. Jdj 3:15; 2Sa 8:2; 2Ch 17:5.

j. On occasions of visits. 2Ki 8:8.

k. On all occasions of public rejoicing. Ne 8:12; Es 9:19.

l. At marriages. Ge 24:53; Ps 45:12.

m. On recovering from sickness. 2Ki 20:12.

n. On restoration to prosperity. Job 42:10,11.

o. On sending away friends. Ge 45:22; Jer 40:5.

3. Considered essential on all visits of business. 1Sa 9:7.

4. Not bringing, considered a mark of disrespect and disaffection. Isa 10:27; 2Ki 17:24.

5. Generally procured a favourable reception. Pr 18:16; 19:6.

6. When small or defective, refused. Mal 1:8.

7. Of persons of rank, of great value and variety. 2Ki 5:2; 2Ch 9:1.

8. Receiving of, a token of good will. Ge 33:10,11.

9. Things given as

a. Cattle. Ge 32:14,15,18.

b. Horses and mules. 1Ki 10:25.

c. Money. Ge 45:22; 1Sa 9:8; Job 42:11.

d. Food. Ge 43:11; 1Sa 25:18; 1Ki 14:3.

e. Garments. Ge 45:22; 1Sa 18:4.

f. Weapons of war. 1Sa 18:4.

g. Ornaments. Ge 24:22,47; Job 42:11.

h. Gold and silver vessels. 1Ki 10:25.

i. Precious stones. 1Ki 10:2.

j. Servants. Ge 20:14; 29:24,29.

10. Often borne by servants. Jdj 3:18.

11. Often conveyed on camels. 1Sa 25:18; 2Ki 8:9; 2Ch 9:1.

12. Sometimes sent before the giver. Ge 32:21.

13. Generally presented in person. Ge 43:15,26; Jdj 3:17; 1Sa 25:27.

14. Laid out and presented with great ceremony. Ge 43:25; Jdj 3:18; Mt 2:11.