The New John Gill Exposition of the Entire BibleProverbs 19:6
Many will entreat the favour of the prince…
Or of the
liberal and bountiful man; as kings and princes generally are,
(Luke 22:25) ; such have many to wait upon them, and are humble
petitioners to them. Aben Ezra and Gersom interpret the many of great
and honourable men, who are courtiers to kings and princes; who wait
upon them, ask favours of them, and seek for places under them. The
``there are many that minister before a prince;''
he has many servants, and some of them nobles;
and every man [is] a friend to him that giveth gifts;
or "to a man of
gift" F11: who has it in his power to give, and has a heart to it; who
is both a rich man and a liberal man; who is both able and willing to
communicate to the necessities of others: such a man not only has the
poor his friends, but others will speak well of him, and will make
application to him on account of the poor; and, for the sake of doing
good to them, will court his friendship and acquaintance. Bayne
interprets this "man of gift" of Christ, who ascended on high, and
received gifts for men, and gives them to men.
F11 (Ntm vyal) "viro doni", Montanus, Vatablus, Michaelis.