Proverbs 17:6
New International Version
Children's children are a crown to the aged, and parents are the pride of their children.

New Living Translation
Grandchildren are the crowning glory of the aged; parents are the pride of their children.

English Standard Version
Grandchildren are the crown of the aged, and the glory of children is their fathers.

Berean Study Bible
Grandchildren are the crown of the aged, and the glory of a son is his father.

King James Bible
Children's children are the crown of old men; and the glory of children are their fathers.

New King James Version
Children’s children are the crown of old men, And the glory of children is their father.

New American Standard Bible
Grandchildren are the crown of the old, And the glory of sons is their fathers.

NASB 1995
Grandchildren are the crown of old men, And the glory of sons is their fathers.

NASB 1977
Grandchildren are the crown of old men, And the glory of sons is their fathers.

Amplified Bible
Grandchildren are the crown of aged men, And the glory of children is their fathers [who live godly lives].

Christian Standard Bible
Grandchildren are the crown of the elderly, and the pride of children is their fathers.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Grandchildren are the crown of the elderly, and the pride of sons is their fathers.

American Standard Version
Children's children are the crown of old men; And the glory of children are their fathers.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Grandchildren are the crown of old men and the glory of children is their fathers.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
Children's children are the crown of old men; and their fathers are the glory of children. The faithful has the whole world full of wealth; but the faithless not even a farthing.

Contemporary English Version
Grandparents are proud of their grandchildren, and children should be proud of their parents.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Children's children are the crown of old men: and the glory of children are their fathers.

English Revised Version
Children's children are the crown of old men; and the glory of children are their fathers.

Good News Translation
Grandparents are proud of their grandchildren, just as children are proud of their parents.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Grandchildren are the crown of grandparents, and parents are the glory of their children.

International Standard Version
Grandchildren are the crown of the aged, and the pride of children is their parents.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Children's children are the crown of old men; And the glory of children are their fathers.

Literal Standard Version
Sons’ sons [are] the crown of old men, "" And the glory of sons [are] their fathers.

NET Bible
Grandchildren are like a crown to the elderly, and the glory of children is their parents.

New Heart English Bible
Children's children are the crown of old men; the glory of children are their parents.

World English Bible
Children's children are the crown of old men; the glory of children are their parents.

Young's Literal Translation
Sons' sons are the crown of old men, And the glory of sons are their fathers.

Additional Translations ...
Context
Better a Dry Morsel in Quietness
5He who mocks the poor insults their Maker; whoever gloats over calamity will not go unpunished. 6Grandchildren are the crown of the aged, and the glory of a son is his father. 7Eloquent words are unfit for a fool; how much worse are lying lips to a ruler!…

Cross References
Genesis 48:11
"I never expected to see your face again," Israel said to Joseph, "but now God has let me see your children as well."

Exodus 20:12
Honor your father and mother, so that your days may be long in the land that the LORD your God is giving you.

Psalm 128:6
that you may see your children's children. Peace be upon Israel!

Proverbs 13:22
A good man leaves an inheritance to his children's children, but the sinner's wealth is passed to the righteous.

Malachi 1:6
"A son honors his father, and a servant his master. But if I am a father, where is My honor? And if I am a master, where is your fear of Me?" says the LORD of Hosts to you priests who despise My name. "But you ask, 'How have we despised Your name?'


Treasury of Scripture

Children's children are the crown of old men; and the glory of children are their fathers.

children's

Genesis 50:23
And Joseph saw Ephraim's children of the third generation: the children also of Machir the son of Manasseh were brought up upon Joseph's knees.

Job 42:16,17
After this lived Job an hundred and forty years, and saw his sons, and his sons' sons, even four generations…

Psalm 127:3-5
Lo, children are an heritage of the LORD: and the fruit of the womb is his reward…

and the

Exodus 3:14,15
And God said unto Moses, I AM THAT I AM: and he said, Thus shalt thou say unto the children of Israel, I AM hath sent me unto you…

1 Kings 11:12
Notwithstanding in thy days I will not do it for David thy father's sake: but I will rend it out of the hand of thy son.

1 Kings 15:4
Nevertheless for David's sake did the LORD his God give him a lamp in Jerusalem, to set up his son after him, and to establish Jerusalem:









(6) Children's children are the crown of old men.--Comp. Psalms 127, 128.

The glory of children are their fathers.--And, as such, to be honoured by them. For the blessing which parents bring to children, comp. 1Kings 11:13; 1Kings 15:4; Jeremiah 33:21.

Verse 6. - Children's children are the crown of old men (comp. Psalm 127; Psalm 128). (For the term "crown," comp. Proverbs 16:18.) Thus St. Paul calls his converts his "joy and crown" (Philippians 4:1; 1 Thessalonians 2:19) In the East a large number of children is considered a great blessing, being a guarantee of the stability of the family. Thus writes Euripides ('Iph. Taur.,' 57) -

Στύλοι γὰρ οἴκων παῖδες εἰσιν ἄρσενες

"Male children are the pillars of the house." The glory of children are their fathers. A long line of good or celebrated ancestors is the glory of their descendants, and brings a blessing on them (see 1 Kings 11:13; 1 Kings 15:4). Hereditary nobility, based on descent from some eminent progenitor, may be a source of not unseemly pride, and a spur to a life worthy of such excellent ancestry.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
Grandchildren
בְּנֵ֣י (bə·nê)
Noun - masculine plural construct
Strong's 1121: A son

are the crown
עֲטֶ֣רֶת (‘ă·ṭe·reṯ)
Noun - feminine singular construct
Strong's 5850: A crown, wreath

of the aged,
זְ֭קֵנִים (zə·qê·nîm)
Adjective - masculine plural
Strong's 2205: Old

and the glory
וְתִפְאֶ֖רֶת (wə·ṯip̄·’e·reṯ)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - feminine singular construct
Strong's 8597: Beauty, glory

of a son
בָּנִ֣ים (bā·nîm)
Noun - masculine plural
Strong's 1121: A son

is his father.
אֲבוֹתָֽם׃ (’ă·ḇō·w·ṯām)
Noun - masculine plural construct | third person masculine plural
Strong's 1: Father


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