Proverbs 29:26
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English Standard Version
Many seek the face of a ruler, but it is from the LORD that a man gets justice.

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

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

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

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

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

Proverbs 29:26 Parallel
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Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

20 Seest thou a man hasty in his words?

     The fool hath more hope than he.

Cf. Proverbs 26:12. Such an one has blocked up against himself the path to wisdom, which to the fool, i.e., to the ingenuous, stands open; the former is perfect, of the latter something may yet be made. In this passage the contrast is yet more precise, for the fool is thought of as the dull, which is the proper meaning of כּסיל, vid., under Proverbs 17:24. There is more hope for the fool than for him, although he may be no fool in himself, who overthrows himself by his words. "The προπετὴς ἐν λόγῳ αὐτοῦ (Sir. 9:18) has, in the existing case, already overleaped the thought; the כסיל has it still before him, and comes at length, perhaps with his slow conception, to it" (Hitzig); for the ass, according to the fable, comes at last farther than the greyhound. Hence, in words as well as in acts, the proverb holds good, "Eile mit Weile" [ equals festina lente]. Every word, as well as act, can only be matured by being thought out, and thought over. From this proverb, which finds its practical application to the affairs of a house, and particularly also to the relation to domestics, the group returns to the subject of instruction, which is its ground-tone.

Proverbs 29:26 Parallel Commentaries

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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...

Cross References
1 Corinthians 4:4
For I am not aware of anything against myself, but I am not thereby acquitted. 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 seek the favor of a generous man, and everyone is a friend to a man who gives gifts.

Isaiah 49:4
But I said, "I have labored in vain; I have spent my strength for nothing and vanity; yet surely my right is with the LORD, and my recompense with my God."

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