Proverbs 29:26

26 Many seek a ruler's favor,[a] but a man receives justice from the Lord.

Proverbs 29:26 Meaning and Commentary

Proverbs 29:26

Many seek the ruler's favour
Or "face" F5; are very desirous of being admitted into his presence, and of having his company and conversation; of having an opportunity to ask a favour of him, and of receiving honour from him, and of gaining him on their side, to take their part in a cause depending; see ( Proverbs 19:6 ) ; but [every] man's judgment [cometh] from the Lord;
who has the hearts of kings and rulers in his hand, and directs them in bestowing their favours, and in determining causes; so that all things are ultimately from the Lord; and therefore it is best to seek unto him, and trust in him: or the state and condition and circumstances of men, as to riches and honour, and the like, are all from the Lord, according as he sees fit; who sets up one and pulls down another, according to his pleasure.


F5 (ynp) "faciem", V. L. Pagninus, Vatablus, Tigurine version, Junius & Tremellius, so Michaelis, Schultens.

Proverbs 29:26 In-Context

24 To be a thief's partner is to hate oneself; he hears the curse but will not testify.
25 The fear of man is a snare, but the one who trusts in the Lord is protected.
26 Many seek a ruler's favor, but a man receives justice from the Lord.
27 An unjust man is detestable to the righteous, and one whose way is upright is detestable to the wicked.

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