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Proverbs 29:26

    Proverbs 29:26 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

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

    American King James Version (AKJV)

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

    American Standard Version (ASV)

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

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    The approval of a ruler is desired by great numbers: but the decision in a man's cause comes from the Lord.

    Webster's Revision

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

    World English Bible

    Many seek the ruler's favor, but a man's justice comes from Yahweh.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    Many seek the ruler's favour: but a man's judgment cometh from the LORD.

    Clarke's Commentary on Proverbs 29:26

    Many seek the ruler's favor - To be screened from the punishment determined by the law; but should he grant the favor sought, and pardon the criminal, this takes not away his guilt in the sight of God, from whom all just judgment proceeds.

    Barnes' Notes on Proverbs 29:26

    To trust in the favor of princes is to build upon the sands. The judgment which will set right all wrong will come from the Lord. It is better to wait for that than to run here and there, canvassing, bribing, flattering.

    Wesley's Notes on Proverbs 29:26

    29:26 Judgment - The decision of his cause, and the success of all his endeavours.