Proverbs 29:25-26

25 Fear of man will prove to be a snare, but whoever trusts in the LORD is kept safe.
26 Many seek an audience with a ruler, but it is from the LORD that one gets justice.

Proverbs 29:25 in Other Translations

KJV
25 The fear of man bringeth a snare: but whoso putteth his trust in the LORD shall be safe.
ESV
25 The fear of man lays a snare, but whoever trusts in the LORD is safe.
NLT
25 Fearing people is a dangerous trap, but trusting the LORD means safety.
MSG
25 The fear of human opinion disables; trusting in God protects you from that.
CSB
25 The fear of man is a snare, but the one who trusts in the Lord is protected.

Proverbs 29:25-26 Meaning and Commentary

INTRODUCTION TO 1 KINGS 16

This chapter contains a prophecy of the ruin of the family of Baasha, and an account of his death, 1Ki 16:1-7, and of his son's reigning in his stead two years, who was slain by Zimri one of his captains, 1Ki 16:8-14, and who reigned but seven days, 1Ki 16:15-20, and the people being divided between Tibni and Omri, the party for the latter prevailed, and he was made king, and reigned twelve years, 1Ki 16:21-28, and was succeeded by his son Ahab, a very wicked prince, 1Ki 16:29-33, and the chapter is concluded with the rebuilding of Jericho, 1Ki 16:34.

Proverbs 29:25-26 In-Context

23 Pride brings a person low, but the lowly in spirit gain honor.
24 The accomplices of thieves are their own enemies; they are put under oath and dare not testify.
25 Fear of man will prove to be a snare, but whoever trusts in the LORD is kept safe.
26 Many seek an audience with a ruler, but it is from the LORD that one gets justice.
27 The righteous detest the dishonest; the wicked detest the upright.

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