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

New Living Translation
Many seek the ruler’s favor, but justice comes from the LORD.

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

Berean Study Bible
Many seek the ruler’s favor, but a man receives justice from the LORD.

New American Standard Bible
Many seek the ruler's favor, But justice for man comes from the LORD.

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

Christian Standard Bible
Many desire a ruler's favor, but a person receives justice from the LORD.

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

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

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Many seek a ruler's favor, but a man receives justice from the LORD.

International Standard Version
Many seek a ruler's favor, but justice for a man comes from the LORD.

NET Bible
Many people seek the face of a ruler, but it is from the LORD that one receives justice.

New Heart English Bible
Many seek the ruler's favor, but a man's justice comes from the LORD.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Many seek the face of a Ruler and the judgment of a man proceeds from Lord Jehovah.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Many seek an audience with a ruler, but justice for humanity comes from the LORD.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Many seek the ruler's favour; But a man's judgment cometh from the LORD.

New American Standard 1977
Many seek the ruler’s favor, But justice for man comes from the LORD.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Many seek the ruler's favour, but each man's judgment comes from the LORD.

King James 2000 Bible
Many seek the ruler's favor; but every man's judgment comes from the LORD.

American King James Version
Many seek the ruler's favor; but every man's judgment comes from the LORD.

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

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

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

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

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.

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.
Study Bible
The Stiff-Necked will Be Destroyed
25The fear of man is a snare, but whoever trusts in the LORD will be set securely on high. 26Many seek the ruler’s favor, but a man receives justice from the LORD. 27An unjust man is detestable to the righteous, and one whose way is upright is detestable to the wicked.…
Cross References
1 Corinthians 4:4
My conscience is clear, but that does not vindicate me. 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 the prince, and everyone is a friend of the gift giver.

Isaiah 49:4
But I said, "I have labored in vain, I have spent my strength in futility and vanity; yet my vindication is with the LORD, and my reward is with my God."

Treasury of Scripture

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

seek

Proverbs 19:6
Many will intreat the favour of the prince: and every man is a friend to him that giveth 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 maketh 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 turneth it whithersoever he will.







Lexicon
Many
רַ֭בִּים (rab·bîm)
Adjective - masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 7227: Much, many, great

seek
מְבַקְשִׁ֣ים (mə·ḇaq·šîm)
Verb - Piel - Participle - masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 1245: To search out, to strive after

the ruler’s
מוֹשֵׁ֑ל (mō·wō·šêl)
Verb - Qal - Participle - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 4910: To rule, have dominion, reign

favor,
פְּנֵי־ (pə·nê-)
Noun - masculine plural construct
Strong's Hebrew 6440: The face

but a man
אִֽישׁ׃ (’îš)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 376: A man as an individual, a male person

receives justice
מִשְׁפַּט־ (miš·paṭ-)
Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 4941: A verdict, a sentence, formal decree, divine law, penalty, justice, privilege, style

from the LORD.
וּ֝מֵיְהוָ֗ה (Yah·weh)
Conjunctive waw, Preposition-m | Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3068: LORD -- the proper name of the God of Israel
(26) Many seek the ruler's favour.--And to be advanced by him; but his approval is of little value, for "every man's judgment cometh from the Lord;" it is He who really decides each man's worth. (Comp. 1Samuel 16:7; 1Corinthians 4:5.)

Verse 26. - Many seek the ruler's favour; literally, the countenance of the ruler. A variation of Proverbs 19:6. There are numbers who are always trying, by means fair or surreptitious, to curry favour with a great man who has anything to bestow (comp. 1 Kings 10:24; Psalm 45:12). But every man's judgment cometh from the Lord. The real and only reliable judgment comes, not from an earthly prince (who may be prejudiced and is certainly fallible), but from the Lord, whose approval or disapproval is final and indisputable. Therefore one should seek to please him rather than any man, however great and powerful (comp. 1 Samuel 16:7; Isaiah 49:4; 1 Corinthians 4:5). 29:26. The wisest course is, to look to God, and seek the favour of the Ruler of rulers; for every creature is that to us which God makes it to be. 27. The just man abhors the sins of the wicked, and shuns their company. Christ exposed the wickedness of men, yet prayed for the wicked when they were crucifying him. Hatred to sin in ourselves and others, is a needful branch of the Christian temper. But all that are unholy, have rooted hatred to godliness.
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