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.
Proverbs 29:26 Parallel
CommentaryClarke'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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