Proverbs 16:31
Good News Translation
Long life is the reward of the righteous; gray hair is a glorious crown.

Contemporary English Version
Gray hair is a glorious crown worn by those who have lived right.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Old age is a crown of dignity, when it is found in the ways of justice.

New American Bible
Gray hair is a crown of glory; it is gained by a life that is just.

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Old age is a crown of dignity, when it is found in the ways of justice.

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Proverbs 20:29 The joy of young men is their strength: and the dignity of old men, their grey hairs.

Leviticus 19:32 Rise up before the hoary head, and honour the person of the aged man: and fear the Lord thy God. I am the Lord.

Job 32:6,7 Then Eliu the son of Barachel the Buzite answered, and said: I am younger in days, and you are more ancient, therefore hanging down my head, I was afraid to shew you my opinion. . . .

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Genesis 47:7-10 After this Joseph brought in his father to the king, and presented him before him: and he blessed him. . . .

1 Samuel 12:2-5 And now the king goeth before you: but I am old and greyheaded: and my sons are with you: having then conversed with you from my youth until this day, behold here I am. . . .

1 Chronicles 29:10 And he blessed the Lord before all the multitude, and he said: Blessed art thou, O Lord the God of Israel, our father from eternity to eternity.

Ecclesiastes 4:13 Better is a child that is poor and wise, than a king that is old and foolish, who knoweth not to foresee for hereafter.

Luke 1:6 And they were both just before God, walking in all the commandments and justifications of the Lord without blame.

Luke 2:29,37,38 Now thou dost dismiss thy servant, O Lord, according to thy word in peace: . . .

Philemon 1:9 For charity sake I rather beseech, whereas thou art such a one, as Paul, an old man and now a prisoner also of Jesus Christ.

Context
The Reply of the Tongue is from the LORD
30He that with fixed eyes deviseth wicked things, biting his lips, bringeth evil to pass. 31Old age is a crown of dignity, when it is found in the ways of justice.32The patient man is better than the valiant: and he that ruleth his spirit, than he that taketh cities.…
Cross References
Proverbs 3:1
For they shall add to thee length of days, and years of life, and peace.

Proverbs 3:2
Let not mercy aud truth leave thee, put them about thy neck, and write them in the tables of thy heart.

Proverbs 16:30
He that with fixed eyes deviseth wicked things, biting his lips, bringeth evil to pass.

Proverbs 16:32
The patient man is better than the valiant: and he that ruleth his spirit, than he that taketh cities.

Proverbs 20:29
The joy of young men is their strength: and the dignity of old men, their grey hairs.

Additional Translations
Gray hair is a crown of glory; it is attained along the path of righteousness.The hoary head is a crown of glory, if it be found in the way of righteousness.

The hoary head is a crown of glory; It shall be found in the way of righteousness.

Old age is a crown of honour, but it is found in the ways of righteousness.

The hoary head is a crown of glory, [if] it is found in the way of righteousness.

The hoary head is a crown of glory, it shall be found in the way of righteousness.

The hoary head is a crown of glory, if it is found in the way of righteousness.

Gray hair is a crown of glory. It is attained by a life of righteousness.

A crown of beauty are grey hairs, In the way of righteousness it is found.
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