Internet Verse Search Commentaries Word Analysis ITL - draft

Proverbs 19:6

Context
NETBible

Many people entreat the favor 1  of a generous person, 2  and everyone is the friend 3  of the person who gives gifts. 4 

XREF

Ge 32:20; Ge 42:6; Ge 43:15; 2Sa 19:19-39; Job 29:24,25; Ps 45:12; Pr 16:15; Pr 17:8; Pr 18:16; Pr 19:12; Pr 21:14; Pr 29:26; Mt 2:11; Ro 6:23

NET © Notes

tn The verb יְחַלּוּ (yÿkhalu) is a Piel imperfect of חָלָה (khalah) meaning “to seek favor; to entreat favor; to mollify; to appease”; cf. NIV “curry favor.” It literally means “making the face of someone sweet or pleasant,” as in stroking the face. To “entreat the favor” of someone is to induce him to show favor; the action aims at receiving gifts, benefits, or any other kind of success.

sn The Hebrew verb translated “entreat the favor” is often used to express prayer when God is the one whose favor is being sought; here it is the prince who can grant requests.

tn Heb “the face of a generous man”; ASV “the liberal man.” The term “face” is a synecdoche of part (= face) for the whole (= person).

sn The proverb acknowledges the fact of life; but it also reminds people of the value of gifts in life, especially in business or in politics.

tn Heb “a man of gifts.” This could be (1) attributive genitive: a man characterized by giving gifts or (2) objective genitive: a man who gives gifts (IBHS 146 §9.5.2b).



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