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

New Living Translation
Gray hair is a crown of glory; it is gained by living a godly life.

English Standard Version
Gray hair is a crown of glory; it is gained in a righteous life.

Berean Study Bible
Gray hair is a crown of glory; it is attained along the path of righteousness.

New American Standard Bible
A gray head is a crown of glory; It is found 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.

Christian Standard Bible
Gray hair is a glorious crown; it is found in the ways of righteousness.

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

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

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Gray hair is a glorious crown; it is found in the way of righteousness.

International Standard Version
Gray hair is a crown of glory; it is obtained by following a righteous path.

NET Bible
Gray hair is like a crown of glory; it is attained in the path of righteousness.

New Heart English Bible
Gray hair is a crown of glory. It is found in the path of righteousness.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Old age is a crown of glory and the way of righteousness is praised.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Silver hair is a beautiful crown found in a righteous life.

JPS Tanakh 1917
The hoary head is a crown of glory, It is found in the way of righteousness.

New American Standard 1977
A gray head is a crown of glory; It is found in the way of righteousness.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Old age is a crown of glory if it is found in the way of righteousness.

King James 2000 Bible
White hair is a crown of glory, if it is found in the way of righteousness.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Webster's 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.
Study Bible
The Reply of the Tongue is from the LORD
30He who winks his eye devises perversity; he who purses his lips is bent on evil. 31Gray hair is a crown of glory; it is attained along the path of righteousness. 32He who is slow to anger is better than a warrior, and he who controls his temper is greater than one who captures a city.…
Cross References
Proverbs 3:1
My son, do not forget my teaching, but let your heart keep my commandments;

Proverbs 3:2
for they will add length to your days, years and peace to your life.

Proverbs 16:30
He who winks his eye devises perversity; he who purses his lips is bent on evil.

Proverbs 16:32
He who is slow to anger is better than a warrior, and he who controls his temper is greater than one who captures a city.

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

Treasury of Scripture

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

hoary

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

Leviticus 19:32
Thou shalt rise up before the hoary head, and honour the face of the old man, and fear thy God: I am the LORD.

Job 32:6,7
And Elihu the son of Barachel the Buzite answered and said, I am young, and ye are very old; wherefore I was afraid, and durst not shew you mine opinion…

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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 walketh before you: and I am old and grayheaded; and, behold, my sons are with you: and I have walked before you from my childhood unto this day…

1 Chronicles 29:10
Wherefore David blessed the LORD before all the congregation: and David said, Blessed be thou, LORD God of Israel our father, for ever and ever.







Lexicon
Gray hair
שֵׂיבָ֑ה (śê·ḇāh)
Noun - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 7872: Hoary head, old age

[is] a crown
עֲטֶ֣רֶת (‘ă·ṭe·reṯ)
Noun - feminine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 5850: A crown, wreath

of glory;
תִּפְאֶ֣רֶת (tip̄·’e·reṯ)
Noun - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 8597: Beauty, glory

it is attained
תִּמָּצֵֽא׃ (tim·mā·ṣê)
Verb - Nifal - Imperfect - third person feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 4672: To come forth to, appear, exist, to attain, find, acquire, to occur, meet, be present

along the path
בְּדֶ֥רֶךְ (bə·ḏe·reḵ)
Preposition-b | Noun - common singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 1870: A road, a course of life, mode of action

of righteousness.
צְ֝דָקָ֗ה (ṣə·ḏā·qāh)
Noun - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 6666: Rightness, subjectively, objectively
(31) If it be found in the way of righteousness.--Rather, it is found; old age being promised as the reward of obedience. (Comp. Proverbs 3:1-2; Proverbs 3:16; Proverbs 4:10; Proverbs 9:11; Proverbs 10:27.)

Verse 31. - The hoary head is a crown of glory (Proverbs 20:29). (For "crown," see on Proverbs 17:6.) Old age is the reward of a good life, and therefore is an honour to a man (comp. Proverbs 3:2, 16; Proverbs 4:10; Proverbs 9:11; Proverbs 10:27). If it be found - rather, it shall be found - in the way of righteousness; the guerdon of obedience and holiness; whereas "bloody and deceitful men shall not live out half their days" (Psalm 55:23). It is well said in the Book of Wisdom (4, 5, etc.), "Honourable age is not that which standeth in length of time, nor that is measured by number of years. But wisdom is the grey hair unto men, and an unspotted life is old age." 16:27,28. Ungodly men bestow more pains to do mischief than would be needful to do good. The whisperer separates friends: what a hateful, but how common a character! 29,30. Some do all the mischief they can by force and violence, and are blind to the result. 31. Old people especially should be found in the way of religion and godliness. 32. To overcome our own passions, requires more steady management, than obtaining victory over an enemy. 33. All the disposal of Providence concerning our affairs, we must look upon to be the determining what we referred to God; and we must be reconciled to them accordingly. Blessed are those that give themselves up to the will of God; for he knows what is good for them.
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