New International Version
Like an earring of gold or an ornament of fine gold is the rebuke of a wise judge to a listening ear.
King James Bible
As an earring of gold, and an ornament of fine gold, so is a wise reprover upon an obedient ear.
Darby Bible Translation
An ear-ring of gold, and an ornament of fine gold, is a wise reprover upon an attentive ear.
World English Bible
As an earring of gold, and an ornament of fine gold, so is a wise reprover to an obedient ear.
Young's Literal Translation
A ring of gold, and an ornament of pure gold, Is the wise reprover to an attentive ear.
Proverbs 25:12 Parallel
CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
As an ear-ring of gold - I believe נזם nezem to mean the nose-ring with its pendants; the left nostril is pierced, and a ring put through it, as in the ear. This is very common in almost every part of the East, among women of condition. This is a farther illustration of the above metaphor.
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Aaron answered them, "Take off the gold earrings that your wives, your sons and your daughters are wearing, and bring them to me."
All who were willing, men and women alike, came and brought gold jewelry of all kinds: brooches, earrings, rings and ornaments. They all presented their gold as a wave offering to the LORD.
2 Samuel 1:24
"Daughters of Israel, weep for Saul, who clothed you in scarlet and finery, who adorned your garments with ornaments of gold.
Neither gold nor crystal can compare with it, nor can it be had for jewels of gold.
Let a righteous man strike me--that is a kindness; let him rebuke me--that is oil on my head. My head will not refuse it, for my prayer will still be against the deeds of evildoers.
Whoever heeds life-giving correction will be at home among the wise.
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