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Daily Devotionals

Blue Letter Bible offers several daily devotional readings in order to help you refocus on Christ and the Gospel of His peace and righteousness.

Daily Bible Reading Plans

Recognizing the value of consistent reflection upon the Word of God in order to refocus one's mind and heart upon Christ and His Gospel of peace, we provide several reading plans designed to cover the entire Bible in a year.

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Dictionaries :: Presents

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Below are articles from the following 3 dictionaries:
Torrey's New Topical Textbook

Presents: Antiquity Of

Gen 32:13; 43:15

Presents: Were Given

To judges to secure a favourable hearing

Pro 17:23; Amo 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; Psa 72:10

To appease the angry feelings of others

Gen 32:20; 1Sa 25:27,28,35

To confirm covenants

Gen 21:28-30

To reward service

2Sa 18:12; Dan 2:6,48

To show respect

Jdg 6:18

In token of friendship

1Sa 18:3,4

As tribute

Jdg 3:15; 2Sa 8:2; 2Ch 17:5

On occasions of visits

2Ki 8:8

On all occasions of public rejoicing

Neh 8:12; Est 9:19

At marriages

Gen 24:53; Psa 45:12

On recovering from sickness

2Ki 20:12

On restoration to prosperity

Job 42:10,11

On sending away friends

Gen 45:22; Jer 40:5

Presents: Considered Essential on All Visits of Business

1Sa 9:7

Presents: Not Bringing, Considered a Mark of Disrespect And

Isa 10:27; 2Ki 17:24

Presents: Generally Procured a Favourable Reception

Pro 18:16; 19:6

Presents: When Small or Defective, Refused

Mal 1:8

Presents: Of Persons of Rank, of Great Value and Variety

2Ki 5:2; 2Ch 9:1

Presents: Receiving Of, a Token of Good Will

Gen 33:10,11

Presents: Things Given As


Gen 32:14,15,18

Horses and mules

1Ki 10:25


Gen 45:22; 1Sa 9:8; Job 42:11


Gen 43:11; 1Sa 25:18; 1Ki 14:3


Gen 45:22; 1Sa 18:4

Weapons of war

1Sa 18:4


Gen 24:22,47; Job 42:11

Gold and silver vessels

1Ki 10:25

Precious stones

1Ki 10:2


Gen 20:14; 29:24,29

Presents: Often Borne by Servants

Jdg 3:18

Presents: Often Conveyed on Camels

1Sa 25:18; 2Ki 8:9; 2Ch 9:1

Presents: Sometimes Sent before the Giver

Gen 32:21

Presents: Generally Presented in Person

Gen 43:15,26; Jdg 3:17; 1Sa 25:27

Presents: Laid Out and Presented with Great Ceremony

Gen 43:25; Jdg 3:18; Mat 2:11

Smith's Bible Dictionary




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