Proverbs 4:9
Parallel Verses
New International Version
She will give you a garland to grace your head and present you with a glorious crown."

New Living Translation
She will place a lovely wreath on your head; she will present you with a beautiful crown."

English Standard Version
She will place on your head a graceful garland; she will bestow on you a beautiful crown.”

New American Standard Bible
"She will place on your head a garland of grace; She will present you with a crown of beauty."

King James Bible
She shall give to thine head an ornament of grace: a crown of glory shall she deliver to thee.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
She will place a garland of grace on your head; she will give you a crown of beauty."

International Standard Version
She will place on your head a graceful garland; she will present to you a crown of beauty."

NET Bible
She will place a fair garland on your head; she will bestow a beautiful crown on you."

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And she will put the beauty of grace on your head and she will satisfy you with a crown of glory.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
It will give you a graceful garland for your head. It will hand you a beautiful crown."

Jubilee Bible 2000
She shall give to thine head an increase of grace; a crown of glory shall she deliver to thee.

King James 2000 Bible
She shall give to your head an ornament of grace: a crown of glory shall she deliver to you.

American King James Version
She shall give to your head an ornament of grace: a crown of glory shall she deliver to you.

American Standard Version
She will give to thy head a chaplet of grace; A crown of beauty will she deliver to thee.

Douay-Rheims Bible
She shall give to thy head increase of graces, and protect thee with a noble crown.

Darby Bible Translation
She shall give to thy head a garland of grace; a crown of glory will she bestow upon thee.

English Revised Version
She shall give to thine head a chaplet of grace: a crown of beauty shall she deliver to thee.

Webster's Bible Translation
She shall give to thy head an ornament of grace: a crown of glory shall she deliver to thee.

World English Bible
She will give to your head a garland of grace. She will deliver a crown of splendor to you."

Young's Literal Translation
She giveth to thy head a wreath of grace, A crown of beauty she doth give thee freely.
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Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary

4:1-13 We must look upon our teachers as our fathers: though instruction carry in it reproof and correction, bid it welcome. Solomon's parents loved him, therefore taught him. Wise and godly men, in every age of the world, and rank in society, agree that true wisdom consists in obedience, and is united to happiness. Get wisdom, take pains for it. Get the rule over thy corruptions; take more pains to get this than the wealth of this world. An interest in Christ's salvation is necessary. This wisdom is the one thing needful. A soul without true wisdom and grace is a dead soul. How poor, contemptible, and wretched are those, who, with all their wealth and power, die without getting understanding, without Christ, without hope, and without God! Let us give heed to the sayings of Him who has the words of eternal life. Thus our path will be plain before us: by taking, and keeping fast hold of instruction, we shall avoid being straitened or stumbling.

Pulpit Commentary

Verse 9. - An ornament of grace (liv'yath khen). (On this, see Proverbs 1:9.) A crown of glory shall she deliver to thee; or, as margin, she shall compass thee with a crown of glory. Deliver. The verb miggen, piel, since the kal, magan, is not used. is, however, properly, "to give, or deliver," as in Genesis 14:20; Hosea 11:8. That this is the meaning is clear from the corresponding "she shall give" (titten, but cf. nathan, "to give"). It is commonly found with an accusative and dative, but here takes two accusatives. Both the LXX. and the Vulgate render, "With a crown of glory or delights shall she protect (ὑπερασπίση, proteget) thee:" as if it were connected with magen, "a shield," but a crown is not usually associated with protection or defence. "A crown of glory," in the New Testament, is always associated with the everlasting honours of heaven, as in Hebrews 2:9; 2 Timothy 4:8; 1 Peter 4:4; Revelation 2:20. The meaning is here, "Wisdom shall confer on thee true dignity."

Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

She shall give to thine head an ornament of grace,.... This, and the following clause, explain what that honour is Christ promotes and brings his followers to here and hereafter: he gives them grace and more grace; "an increase of grace", so the Vulgate Latin version renders it; and some think James refers to this passage, Proverbs 4:6. The grace that Christ gives is very ornamental to his people: justifying grace greatly beautifies and adorns them; it not only covers the nakedness of their souls, and all their spots and imperfections, and through it all their sins are caused to pass from them; but they are made exceeding beautiful, perfectly comely through this comeliness, a perfection of beauty by it; and which is often signified by that which is very ornamental, rich, and costly, as fine linen, clothing of wrought gold, raiment of needlework, a Wedding garment, stuck with jewels and precious stones: sanctifying grace, which also is Christ's gift, is very ornamental; it is called "the beauty of holiness"; it is that by which a man is made like to God, and conformed to the image of Christ; it is the curious workmanship of the Spirit of God; or what makes a man beautiful, and makes him meet for heaven and happiness: every grace is ornamental; faith, hope, love, humility, &c. these are like rows of jewels, and chains of gold, about the neck. And when this ornament is said to be given "to the head", it is not to be understood of the natural head of a man, but of his whole person, it gives a comeliness to; and may denote the visibility of it, as it appears in the life and conversation;

a crown of glory shall she deliver to thee; by which is meant eternal glory and happiness, called a "crown", an ensign of royal dignity, which, belongs to such as are made kings and priests unto God; and is given to conquerors, even who are more than conquerors through Christ, and as a reward of diligence and faithfulness, Revelation 2:10. It is sometimes called a crown of life, a crown of righteousness, an incorruptible and never-fading one, and, as here, "a crown of glory"; the saints in heaven will have a glory put upon them, both in soul and body; they will appear with Christ in glory, and be crowned with glory and honour, as he is; they will be clothed and surrounded with it: and so some render it,

"she will compass thee about with a crown of glory as with a shield'' (w);

see Psalm 5:12. This Christ is said to "deliver"; it is in his hands, laid up in him, and is safe with him; he has power to dispose of it, and it may be expected from him; see 2 Timothy 4:8.

(w) , Sept. "proteget te", V. L. "muniet te", Montanus, Tigerine version; "cinget te", Gejerus.

Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Bible Commentary

9. ornament—such as the chaplet or wreath of conquerors.

deliver—(Compare Ge 14:20). The allusion to a shield, contained in the Hebrew, suggests protection as well as honor (compare Pr 4:6).

Proverbs 4:9 Additional Commentaries
Context
Listen to a Father's Instruction
8"Prize her, and she will exalt you; She will honor you if you embrace her. 9"She will place on your head a garland of grace; She will present you with a crown of beauty." 10Hear, my son, and accept my sayings And the years of your life will be many.…
Cross References
Proverbs 1:9
They are a garland to grace your head and a chain to adorn your neck.

Proverbs 4:10
Listen, my son, accept what I say, and the years of your life will be many.
Treasury of Scripture

She shall give to your head an ornament of grace: a crown of glory shall she deliver to you.

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Proverbs 1:9 For they shall be an ornament of grace to your head, and chains about your neck.

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

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

1 Peter 3:4 But let it be the hidden man of the heart, in that which is not corruptible, …

a crown, or she shall compass thee with a crown of glory

Proverbs 16:31 The hoary head is a crown of glory, if it be found in the way of righteousness.

Isaiah 28:5 In that day shall the LORD of hosts be for a crown of glory, and …

Hebrews 2:7-9 You made him a little lower than the angels; you crowned him with …

1 Peter 5:4 And when the chief Shepherd shall appear, you shall receive a crown …

Revelation 3:21 To him that overcomes will I grant to sit with me in my throne, even …

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