Parallel Verses

International Standard Version

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

New American Standard Bible

Many seek the ruler's favor, But justice for man comes from the LORD.

King James Version

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

Holman Bible

Many seek a ruler’s favor,
but a man receives justice from the Lord.

A Conservative Version

Many seek the ruler's favor, but a man's justice [is] from LORD.

American Standard Version

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

Amplified

Many crave and seek the ruler's favor, but the wise man [waits] for justice from the Lord.

Bible in Basic English

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

Darby Translation

Many seek the ruler's face; but a man's right judgment is from Jehovah.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

Many seek the ruler's favour, but each man's judgment comes from the LORD.

Julia Smith Translation

Many are seeking the face of the ruler, and from Jehovah a man's judgment

King James 2000

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

Lexham Expanded Bible

Many are those who seek the {favor} of a ruler, but from Yahweh {one obtains justice}.

Modern King James verseion

Many seek the ruler's favor; but each man's judgment comes from Jehovah.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

Many there be that seek the prince's favour, but every man's judgment cometh from the LORD.

NET Bible

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

New Heart English Bible

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

The Emphasized Bible

Many, seek the face of a ruler, but, from Yahweh, is the sentence of each one.

Webster

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

World English Bible

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

Youngs Literal Translation

Many are seeking the face of a ruler, And from Jehovah is the judgment of each.

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
רב 
Rab 
Usage: 458

the ruler's
משׁל 
Mashal 
Usage: 81

פּנים 
Paniym 
Usage: 2119

but every man's
אישׁ 
'iysh 
Usage: 692

Context Readings

All About Life

25 Fearing any human being is a trap, but confiding in the LORD keeps anyone safe. 26 Many seek a ruler's favor, but justice for a man comes from the LORD. 27 The unjust man is detestable to the righteous, and whoever lives blamelessly is detestable to the wicked.



Cross References

Proverbs 19:6

Many curry favor of an official; everyone is a friend of the gift giver.

Psalm 20:9

Deliver us, LORD! Answer us, our King, on the day we cry out! To the Director: A Davidic Psalm.

Genesis 43:14

and may God Almighty cause the man to show compassion toward you. May he send all of you back, including your other brother and Benjamin. Now as for me, if I lose my children, I lose them."

Ezra 7:27-28

Blessed be the LORD God of our ancestors, who placed this decree into the king's heart to beautify the Temple of the LORD in Jerusalem

Nehemiah 1:11

"And now, Lord, I ask you to listen to the prayer of your servant and to the prayers of your servants who delight in revering your Name. I ask you, please prosper your servant today by granting him to receive favor from this man." Now I was the king's senior security advisor.

Esther 4:16

"Go and gather all the Jewish people who are in Susa and fast for me. Don't eat or drink for three days, night or day. Both I and my young women will also fast in the same way, and then I'll go in to the king, even though it's against the law. And if I perish, I perish."

Psalm 62:12

Also to you, Lord, belongs gracious love, because you reward each person according to what he does. A Davidic Psalm, while he was in the Judean wilderness.

Proverbs 16:7

When a person's ways please the LORD, even his enemies will be at peace with him.

Proverbs 19:21

Many plans occupy the mind of a man, but the LORD's purposes will prevail.

Proverbs 21:1

A king's heart is a water stream that the LORD controls; he directs it wherever he pleases.

Isaiah 46:9-11

Remember the former things from long ago, Because I am God, and there is no one else; I am God, and there is none like me.

Isaiah 49:4

"I said: "I've labored for nothing. I've exhausted my strength on futility and on emptiness.' Yet surely my recompense is with the LORD, and my reward is with my God.

Daniel 4:35

All who live on the earth are nothing compared to him. He does what he wishes with the heavenly armies and with those who live on earth. No one can hold back his power or say to him, "What did you do?'

1 Corinthians 4:4

For my conscience is clear, but that does not vindicate me. It is the Lord who examines me.

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