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Proverbs 29:26


Many people seek the face 1  of a ruler, but it is from the Lord that one receives justice. 2 


Ge 43:14; Ezr 7:27,28; Ne 1:11; Es 4:16; Ps 20:9; Ps 62:12; Pr 16:7; Pr 19:6; Pr 19:21; Pr 21:1; Isa 46:9-11; Da 4:35

NET © Notes

sn The idiom seek the face means to try to obtain favor from someone. According to the proverb, many people assume that true justice depends on the disposition of some earthly ruler.

tn Heb “but from the Lord [is] justice of a man.” The last part uses the construct state followed by the genitive, which here shows the advantage – it is justice for the person. The implication of the matter is that people should seek the Lord’s favor (rather than a human ruler’s) if they want true justice.

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