A gift given in secret soothes anger, and a bribe concealed in the cloak pacifies great wrath.
Read Proverbs 21:14 Using Other Translations
A gift in secret pacifieth anger: and a reward in the bosom strong wrath.
A gift in secret averts anger, and a concealed bribe, strong wrath.
A secret gift calms anger; a bribe under the table pacifies fury.
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