Proverbs 29:26

26 Many seek an audience with a ruler, but it is from the LORD that one gets justice.

Read Proverbs 29:26 Using Other Translations

Many seek the ruler's favour; but every man's judgment cometh from the LORD.
Many seek the face of a ruler, but it is from the LORD that a man gets justice.
Many seek the ruler’s favor, but justice comes from the LORD .

What does Proverbs 29:26 mean?

John Gill's Exposition of the Bible
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.
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