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Many seek the attention of the one who rules,
but a person receives justice from Yahweh. Bible

“attention.” The Hebrew word is “face,” and in this context is means “attention” (cp. HALOT Hebrew-English lexicon), or “favor.” People seek the attention and favor of human rulers, but true justice for people comes from God. Of course, that “justice” can be desired or unwanted depending on how godly the person is. The wicked don’t want justice, they want the attention of the ruler so they can get what they desire in life, while the righteous crave God’s justice on earth and sometimes get it here, but will certainly see it done in the next life.


Commentary for: Proverbs 29:26