English Standard Version
Many seek the face of a ruler, but it is from the LORD that a man gets justice.
King James Bible
Many seek the ruler's favour; but every man's judgment cometh from the LORD.
American Standard Version
Many seek the ruler's favor; But a man's judgment cometh from Jehovah.
Many seek the face of the prince: but the judgment of every one cometh forth from the Lord.
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.
Proverbs 29:26 Parallel
CommentaryKeil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament
20 Seest thou a man hasty in his words?
The fool hath more hope than he.
Cf. Proverbs 26:12. Such an one has blocked up against himself the path to wisdom, which to the fool, i.e., to the ingenuous, stands open; the former is perfect, of the latter something may yet be made. In this passage the contrast is yet more precise, for the fool is thought of as the dull, which is the proper meaning of כּסיל, vid., under Proverbs 17:24. There is more hope for the fool than for him, although he may be no fool in himself, who overthrows himself by his words. "The προπετὴς ἐν λόγῳ αὐτοῦ (Sir. 9:18) has, in the existing case, already overleaped the thought; the כסיל has it still before him, and comes at length, perhaps with his slow conception, to it" (Hitzig); for the ass, according to the fable, comes at last farther than the greyhound. Hence, in words as well as in acts, the proverb holds good, "Eile mit Weile" [ equals festina lente]. Every word, as well as act, can only be matured by being thought out, and thought over. From this proverb, which finds its practical application to the affairs of a house, and particularly also to the relation to domestics, the group returns to the subject of instruction, which is its ground-tone.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
a ruler's favour or face of a ruler
1 Corinthians 4:4
For I am not aware of anything against myself, but I am not thereby acquitted. It is the Lord who judges me.
The lot is cast into the lap, but its every decision is from the LORD.
Many seek the favor of a generous man, and everyone is a friend to a man who gives gifts.
But I said, "I have labored in vain; I have spent my strength for nothing and vanity; yet surely my right is with the LORD, and my recompense with my God."
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