Proverbs 29:26
Good News Translation
Everybody wants the good will of the ruler, but only from the LORD can you get justice.

Contemporary English Version
Many try to make friends with a ruler, but justice comes from the LORD.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Many seek the face of the prince: but the judgment of every one cometh forth from the Lord.

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Many seek the face of the prince: but the judgment of every one cometh forth from the Lord.

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Proverbs 19:6 Many honour the person of him that is mighty, and are friends of him that giveth gifts.

Psalm 20:9 O Lord, save the king: and hear us in the day that we shall call upon thee.

a ruler's favour or face of a ruler

Proverbs 16:7 When the ways of man shall please the Lord, he will convert even his enemies to peace.

Proverbs 19:21 There are many thoughts in the heart of a man: but the will of the Lord shall stand firm.

Proverbs 21:1 As the divisions of waters, so the heart of the king is in the hand of the Lord: whithersoever he will, he shall turn it.

Genesis 43:14 And may my almighty God make him favourable to you: and send back with you your brother, whom he keepeth, and this Benjamin: and as for me I shall be desolate without children.

Ezra 7:27,28 Blessed be the Lord the God of our fathers, who hath put this in the king's heart, to glorify the house of the Lord, which is in Jerusalem, . . .

Nehemiah 1:11 I beseech thee, O Lord, let thy ear be attentive to the prayer of thy servant, and to the prayer of thy servants who desire to fear thy name: and direct thy servant this day, and give him mercy before this man. For I was the king's cupbearer.

Esther 4:16 Go, and gather together all the Jews whom thou shalt find in Susan, and pray ye for me. Neither eat nor drink for three days and three nights: and I with my handmaids will fast in like manner, and then I will go in to the king, against the law, not being called, and expose myself to death and to danger.

Psalm 20:9 O Lord, save the king: and hear us in the day that we shall call upon thee.

Psalm 62:12 And mercy to thee, O Lord; for thou wilt render to every man according to his works.

Isaiah 46:9-11 Remember this, and be ashamed: return, ye transgressors, to the heart. . . .

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Context
The Stiff-Necked will Be Destroyed
25He that feareth man shall quickly fall: he that trusteth in the Lord, shall be set on high. 26Many seek the face of the prince: but the judgment of every one cometh forth from the Lord.27The just abhor a wicked man: and the wicked loathe them that are in the right way. The son that keepeth the word, shall be free from destruction.…
Cross References
1 Corinthians 4:4
For I am not conscious to myself of anything. Yet am I not hereby justified: but he that judgeth me is the Lord.

Proverbs 16:33
Lots are cast into the lap, but they are disposed of by the Lord.

Proverbs 19:6
Many honour the person of him that is mighty, and are friends of him that giveth gifts.

Isaiah 49:4
And I said: I have laboured in vain, I have spent my strength without cause and in vain: therefore my judgment is with the Lord, and my work with my God.

Additional Translations
Many seek the ruler’s favor, but a man receives justice from the LORD.Many seek the ruler's favor; but every man's judgment comes from the LORD.

Many seek the ruler's favor; But a man's judgment cometh from Jehovah.

Many wait on the favour of rulers; but justice comes to a man from the Lord.

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

Many seek the ruler's favour: but a man's judgment cometh from the LORD.

Many seek the ruler's favor; but every man's judgment cometh from the LORD.

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

Many are seeking the face of a ruler, And from Jehovah is the judgment of each.
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