New International Version
Therefore pride is their necklace; they clothe themselves with violence.
King James Bible
Therefore pride compasseth them about as a chain; violence covereth them as a garment.
Darby Bible Translation
Therefore pride encompasseth them as a neck-chain, violence covereth them [as] a garment;
World English Bible
Therefore pride is like a chain around their neck. Violence covers them like a garment.
Young's Literal Translation
Therefore hath pride encircled them, Violence covereth them as a dress.
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Pride compasseth them about as a chain - Perhaps there is an allusion here to the office which some of them bore. Chains of gold, and golden rings, were ensigns of magistracy and civil power. As these chains encompassed their necks, or the rings their wrists and fingers, as the signs of the offices in virtue of which they acted; so חמס chamas, violence, oppressive conduct, encompassed them. They made no other use of their great power, than to oppress the poor and the needy; and to drive things to extremities. The Chaldee, instead of a chain, represents this as a crown or diadem, which they had formed out of the plunder of the poor and defenseless.
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Then Pharaoh took his signet ring from his finger and put it on Joseph's finger. He dressed him in robes of fine linen and put a gold chain around his neck.
In his arrogance the wicked man hunts down the weak, who are caught in the schemes he devises.
He wore cursing as his garment; it entered into his body like water, into his bones like oil.
May it be like a cloak wrapped about him, like a belt tied forever around him.
They are a garland to grace your head and a chain to adorn your neck.
"The man who hates and divorces his wife," says the LORD, the God of Israel, "does violence to the one he should protect," says the LORD Almighty. So be on your guard, and do not be unfaithful.
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