Proverbs 17:6
Parallel Verses
New International Version
Children's children are a crown to the aged, and parents are the pride of their children.

New Living Translation
Grandchildren are the crowning glory of the aged; parents are the pride of their children.

English Standard Version
Grandchildren are the crown of the aged, and the glory of children is their fathers.

New American Standard Bible
Grandchildren are the crown of old men, And the glory of sons is their fathers.

King James Bible
Children's children are the crown of old men; and the glory of children are their fathers.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Grandchildren are the crown of the elderly, and the pride of sons is their fathers.

International Standard Version
Grandchildren are the crown of the aged, and the pride of children is their parents.

NET Bible
Grandchildren are like a crown to the elderly, and the glory of children is their parents.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Grandchildren are the crown of old men and the glory of children is their fathers.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Grandchildren are the crown of grandparents, and parents are the glory of their children.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Children's children are the crown of old men; And the glory of children are their fathers.

New American Standard 1977
Grandchildren are the crown of old men,
            And the glory of sons is their fathers.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Children's children are the crown of old men, and the honour of the children are their fathers.

King James 2000 Bible
Children's children are the crown of old men; and the glory of children is their fathers.

American King James Version
Children's children are the crown of old men; and the glory of children are their fathers.

American Standard Version
Children's children are the crown of old men; And the glory of children are their fathers.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Children's children are the crown of old men: and the glory of children are their fathers.

Darby Bible Translation
Children's children are the crown of old men; and the glory of children are their fathers.

English Revised Version
Children's children are the crown of old men; and the glory of children are their fathers.

Webster's Bible Translation
Children's children are the crown of old men; and the glory of children is their fathers.

World English Bible
Children's children are the crown of old men; the glory of children are their parents.

Young's Literal Translation
Sons' sons are the crown of old men, And the glory of sons are their fathers.
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
17:4. Flatterers, especially false teachers, are welcome to those that live in sin. 5. Those that laugh at poverty, treat God's providence and precepts with contempt. 6. It is an honour to children to have wise and godly parents continued to them, even after they are grown up and settled in the world. 7. A fool, in Solomon's Proverbs, signifies a wicked man, whom excellent speech does not become, because his conversation contradicts it.
Study Bible
Better a Dry Morsel with Quietness
5He who mocks the poor taunts his Maker; He who rejoices at calamity will not go unpunished. 6Grandchildren are the crown of old men, And the glory of sons is their fathers. 7Excellent speech is not fitting for a fool, Much less are lying lips to a prince.…
Cross References
Genesis 48:11
Israel said to Joseph, "I never expected to see your face, and behold, God has let me see your children as well."

Exodus 20:12
"Honor your father and your mother, that your days may be prolonged in the land which the LORD your God gives you.

Psalm 128:6
Indeed, may you see your children's children. Peace be upon Israel!

Proverbs 13:22
A good man leaves an inheritance to his children's children, And the wealth of the sinner is stored up for the righteous.

Malachi 1:6
"'A son honors his father, and a servant his master. Then if I am a father, where is My honor? And if I am a master, where is My respect?' says the LORD of hosts to you, O priests who despise My name. But you say, 'How have we despised Your name?'
Treasury of Scripture

Children's children are the crown of old men; and the glory of children are their fathers.

children's

Genesis 50:23 And Joseph saw Ephraim's children of the third generation…

Job 42:16,17 After this lived Job an hundred and forty years, and saw his sons, …

Psalm 127:3-5 See, children are an heritage of the LORD: and the fruit of the womb …

Psalm 128:3-6 Your wife shall be as a fruitful vine by the sides of your house: …

and the

Exodus 3:14,15 And God said to Moses, I AM THAT I AM: and he said, Thus shall you …

1 Kings 11:12 Notwithstanding in your days I will not do it for David your father's …

1 Kings 15:4 Nevertheless for David's sake did the LORD his God give him a lamp …

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