Proverbs 1:9
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New International Version
They are a garland to grace your head and a chain to adorn your neck.

New Living Translation
What you learn from them will crown you with grace and be a chain of honor around your neck.

English Standard Version
for they are a graceful garland for your head and pendants for your neck.

New American Standard Bible
Indeed, they are a graceful wreath to your head And ornaments about your neck.

King James Bible
For they shall be an ornament of grace unto thy head, and chains about thy neck.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
for they will be a garland of grace on your head and a gold chain around your neck.

International Standard Version
They will be a graceful wreath for your head and a chain for your neck.

NET Bible
For they will be like an elegant garland on your head, and like pendants around your neck.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
For they are beauty to your head and a necklace for your neck.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
because discipline and teachings are a graceful garland on your head and a [golden] chain around your neck.

JPS Tanakh 1917
For they shall be a chaplet of grace unto thy head, And chains about thy neck.

New American Standard 1977
Indeed, they are a graceful wreath to your head,
            And ornaments about your neck.

Jubilee Bible 2000
For they shall be an increase of grace unto thy head and protection about thy neck.

King James 2000 Bible
For they shall be an ornament of grace unto your head, and chains about your neck.

American King James Version
For they shall be an ornament of grace to your head, and chains about your neck.

American Standard Version
For they shall be a chaplet of grace unto thy head, And chains about thy neck.

Douay-Rheims Bible
That grace may be added to thy head, and a chain of gold to thy neck.

Darby Bible Translation
for they shall be a garland of grace unto thy head, and chains about thy neck.

English Revised Version
For they shall be a chaplet of grace unto thy head, and chains about thy neck.

Webster's Bible Translation
For they shalt be an ornament of grace to thy head, and chains about thy neck.

World English Bible
for they will be a garland to grace your head, and chains around your neck.

Young's Literal Translation
For a graceful wreath are they to thy head, And chains to thy neck.
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
1:7-9 Fools are persons who have no true wisdom, who follow their own devices, without regard to reason, or reverence for God. Children are reasonable creatures, and when we tell them what they must do, we must tell them why. But they are corrupt and wilful, therefore with the instruction there is need of a law. Let Divine truths and commands be to us most honourable; let us value them, and then they shall be so to us.
Study Bible
The Enticement of Sin
8Hear, my son, your father's instruction And do not forsake your mother's teaching; 9Indeed, they are a graceful wreath to your head And ornaments about your neck. 10My son, if sinners entice you, Do not consent.…
Cross References
Genesis 41:42
Then Pharaoh took off his signet ring from his hand and put it on Joseph's hand, and clothed him in garments of fine linen and put the gold necklace around his neck.

Psalm 73:6
Therefore pride is their necklace; The garment of violence covers them.

Proverbs 3:3
Do not let kindness and truth leave you; Bind them around your neck, Write them on the tablet of your heart.

Proverbs 3:22
So they will be life to your soul And adornment to your neck.

Proverbs 4:9
"She will place on your head a garland of grace; She will present you with a crown of beauty."

Song of Solomon 4:9
"You have made my heart beat faster, my sister, my bride; You have made my heart beat faster with a single glance of your eyes, With a single strand of your necklace.

Jeremiah 35:8
"We have obeyed the voice of Jonadab the son of Rechab, our father, in all that he commanded us, not to drink wine all our days, we, our wives, our sons or our daughters,

Ezekiel 16:11
"I adorned you with ornaments, put bracelets on your hands and a necklace around your neck.

Daniel 5:29
Then Belshazzar gave orders, and they clothed Daniel with purple and put a necklace of gold around his neck, and issued a proclamation concerning him that he now had authority as the third ruler in the kingdom.
Treasury of Scripture

For they shall be an ornament of grace to your head, and chains about your neck.

they

Proverbs 3:22 So shall they be life to your soul, and grace to your neck.

Proverbs 4:9 She shall give to your head an ornament of grace: a crown of glory …

Proverbs 6:20,21 My son, keep your father's commandment, and forsake not the law of …

1 Timothy 2:9,10 In like manner also, that women adorn themselves in modest apparel, …

1 Peter 3:3,4 Whose adorning let it not be that outward adorning of plaiting the …

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Songs 1:10 Your cheeks are comely with rows of jewels, your neck with chains of gold.

Songs 4:9 You have ravished my heart, my sister, my spouse; you have ravished …

Isaiah 3:19 The chains, and the bracelets, and the mufflers,

Ezekiel 16:11 I decked you also with ornaments, and I put bracelets on your hands, …

Daniel 5:7,16,29 The king cried aloud to bring in the astrologers, the Chaldeans, …

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