Proverbs 29:26
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New International Version
Many seek an audience with a ruler, but it is from the LORD that one gets justice.

King James Bible
Many seek the ruler's favour; but every man's judgment cometh from the LORD.

Darby Bible Translation
Many seek the ruler's face; but a man's right judgment is from Jehovah.

World English Bible
Many seek the ruler's favor, but a man's justice comes from Yahweh.

Young's Literal Translation
Many are seeking the face of a ruler, And from Jehovah is the judgment of each.

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

Many seek the ruler's favor - To be screened from the punishment determined by the law; but should he grant the favor sought, and pardon the criminal, this takes not away his guilt in the sight of God, from whom all just judgment proceeds.

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Proverbs 19:6 Many will entreat the favor of the prince: and every man is a friend to him that gives gifts.

Psalm 20:9 Save, LORD: let the king hear us when we call.

a ruler's favour or face of a ruler

Proverbs 16:7 When a man's ways please the LORD, he makes even his enemies to be at peace with him.

Proverbs 19:21 There are many devices in a man's heart; nevertheless the counsel of the LORD, that shall stand.

Proverbs 21:1 The king's heart is in the hand of the LORD, as the rivers of water: he turns it wherever he will.

Genesis 43:14 And God Almighty give you mercy before the man, that he may send away your other brother, and Benjamin. If I be bereaved of my children...

Ezra 7:27,28 Blessed be the LORD God of our fathers, which has put such a thing as this in the king's heart...

Nehemiah 1:11 O LORD, I beseech you, let now your ear be attentive to the prayer of your servant, and to the prayer of your servants...

Esther 4:16 Go, gather together all the Jews that are present in Shushan, and fast you for me, and neither eat nor drink three days, night or day...

Psalm 20:9 Save, LORD: let the king hear us when we call.

Psalm 62:12 Also to you, O Lord, belongs mercy: for you render to every man according to his work.

Isaiah 46:9-11 Remember the former things of old: for I am God, and there is none else; I am God, and there is none like me...

Daniel 4:35 And all the inhabitants of the earth are reputed as nothing: and he does according to his will in the army of heaven...

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An Obscured vision
(Preached at the opening of the Winona Lake Bible Conference.) TEXT: "Where there is no vision, the people perish."--Proverbs 29:18. It is not altogether an easy matter to secure a text for such an occasion as this; not because the texts are so few in number but rather because they are so many, for one has only to turn over the pages of the Bible in the most casual way to find them facing him at every reading. Feeling the need of advice for such a time as this, I asked a number of my friends who
J. Wilbur Chapman—And Judas Iscariot

But Sometimes a Peril to Eternal Salvation Itself is Put Forth against Us...
40. But sometimes a peril to eternal salvation itself is put forth against us; [2466] which peril, they cry out, we by telling a lie, if otherwise it cannot be, must ward off. As, for instance, if a person who is to be baptized be in the power of impious and infidel men, and cannot be got at that he may be washed with the laver of regeneration, but by deceiving his keepers with a lie. From this most invidious cry, by which we are compelled, not for a man's wealth or honors in this world which are
St. Augustine—Against Lying

Humility is the Root of Charity, and Meekness the Fruit of Both. ...
Humility is the root of charity, and meekness the fruit of both. There is no solid and pure ground of love to others, except the rubbish of self-love be first cast out of the soul; and when that superfluity of naughtiness is cast out, then charity hath a solid and deep foundation: "The end of the command is charity out of a pure heart," 1 Tim. i. 5. It is only such a purified heart, cleansed from that poison and contagion of pride and self-estimation, that can send out such a sweet and wholesome
Hugh Binning—The Works of the Rev. Hugh Binning

How to Make Use of Christ as the Truth, when Error Prevaileth, and the Spirit of Error Carrieth Many Away.
There is a time when the spirit of error is going abroad, and truth is questioned, and many are led away with delusions. For Satan can change himself into an angel of light, and make many great and fairlike pretensions to holiness, and under that pretext usher in untruths, and gain the consent of many unto them; so that in such a time of temptation many are stolen off their feet, and made to depart from the right ways of God, and to embrace error and delusions instead of truth. Now the question is,
John Brown (of Wamphray)—Christ The Way, The Truth, and The Life

Cross References
1 Corinthians 4:4
My conscience is clear, but that does not make me innocent. It is the Lord who judges me.

Proverbs 16:33
The lot is cast into the lap, but its every decision is from the LORD.

Proverbs 19:6
Many curry favor with a ruler, and everyone is the friend of one who gives gifts.

Isaiah 49:4
But I said, "I have labored in vain; I have spent my strength for nothing at all. Yet what is due me is in the LORD's hand, and my reward is with my God."

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