Proverbs 16:31
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New International Version
Gray hair is a crown of splendor; it is attained in the way of righteousness.

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

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

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

Young's Literal Translation
A crown of beauty are grey hairs, In the way of righteousness it is found.

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

The hoary head is a crown of glory - The latter part of the verse is very well added, for many a sinner has a hoary head.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

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Proverbs 20:29 The glory of young men is their strength: and the beauty of old men is the grey head.

Leviticus 19:32 You shall rise up before the hoary head, and honor the face of the old man, and fear your God: I am the LORD.

Job 32:6,7 And Elihu the son of Barachel the Buzite answered and said, I am young, and you are very old; why I was afraid...

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Genesis 47:7-10 And Joseph brought in Jacob his father, and set him before Pharaoh: and Jacob blessed Pharaoh...

1 Samuel 12:2-5 And now, behold, the king walks before you: and I am old and gray headed; and, behold, my sons are with you...

1 Chronicles 29:10 Why David blessed the LORD before all the congregation: and David said, Blessed be you, LORD God of Israel our father...

Ecclesiastes 4:13 Better is a poor and a wise child than an old and foolish king, who will no more be admonished.

Luke 1:6 And they were both righteous before God, walking in all the commandments and ordinances of the Lord blameless.

Luke 2:29,37,38 Lord, now let you your servant depart in peace, according to your word...

Philemon 1:9 Yet for love's sake I rather beseech you, being such an one as Paul the aged, and now also a prisoner of Jesus Christ.

Library
April 27. "The Sweetness of the Lips" (Prov. xvi. 21).
"The sweetness of the lips" (Prov. xvi. 21). Spiritual conditions are inseparably connected with our physical life. The flow of the divine life-currents may be interrupted by a little clot of blood; the vital current may leak out through a very trifling wound. If you want to keep the health of Christ, keep from all spiritual sores, from all heart wounds and irritations. One hour of fretting will wear out more vitality than a week of work; and one minute of malignity, or rankling jealousy or envy
Rev. A. B. Simpson—Days of Heaven Upon Earth

What I Think of Myself and what God Thinks of Me
'All the ways of a man are clean in his own eyes; but the Lord weigheth the spirits.'--PROVERBS xvi. 2. 'All the ways of a man'--then there is no such thing as being conscious of having gone wrong, and having got into miry and foul ways? Of course there is; and equally of course a broad statement such as this of my text is not to be pressed into literal accuracy, but is a simple, general assertion of what we all know to be true, that we have a strange power of blinding ourselves as to what is wrong
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture

Abandonment to God --Its Fruit and Its Irrevocability --In what it Consists --God Exhorts us to It.
It is here that true abandonment and consecration to God should commence, by our being deeply convinced that all which happens to us moment by moment is the will of God, and therefore all that is necessary to us. This conviction will render us contented with everything, and will make us see the commonest events in God, and not in the creature. I beg of you, whoever you may be, who are desirous of giving yourselves to God, not to take yourselves back when once you are given to Him, and to remember
Jeanne Marie Bouvières—A Short Method Of Prayer And Spiritual Torrents

The Providence of God
Q-11: WHAT ARE GOD'S WORKS OF PROVIDENCE? A: God's works of providence are the acts of his most holy, wise, and powerful government of his creatures, and of their actions. Of the work of God's providence Christ says, My Father worketh hitherto and I work.' John 5:17. God has rested from the works of creation, he does not create any new species of things. He rested from all his works;' Gen 2:2; and therefore it must needs be meant of his works of providence: My Father worketh and I work.' His kingdom
Thomas Watson—A Body of Divinity

Cross References
Proverbs 3:1
My son, do not forget my teaching, but keep my commands in your heart,

Proverbs 3:2
for they will prolong your life many years and bring you peace and prosperity.

Proverbs 16:30
Whoever winks with their eye is plotting perversity; whoever purses their lips is bent on evil.

Proverbs 16:32
Better a patient person than a warrior, one with self-control than one who takes a city.

Proverbs 20:29
The glory of young men is their strength, gray hair the splendor of the old.

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