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

New Living Translation
The glory of the young is their strength; the gray hair of experience is the splendor of the old.

English Standard Version
The glory of young men is their strength, but the splendor of old men is their gray hair.

Berean Study Bible
The glory of young men is their strength, and gray hair is the splendor of the old.

New American Standard Bible
The glory of young men is their strength, And the honor of old men is their gray hair.

King James Bible
The glory of young men is their strength: and the beauty of old men is the gray head.

Christian Standard Bible
The glory of young men is their strength, and the splendor of old men is gray hair.

Contemporary English Version
Young people take pride in their strength, but the gray hairs of wisdom are even more beautiful.

Good News Translation
We admire the strength of youth and respect the gray hair of age.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
The glory of young men is their strength, and the splendor of old men is gray hair.

International Standard Version
The glory of young men is their strength; and the splendor of elders is their gray hair.

NET Bible
The glory of young men is their strength, and the splendor of old men is gray hair.

New Heart English Bible
The glory of young men is their strength. The splendor of old men is their gray hair.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
The glory of young men is their strength and the excellence of elders is old age.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
While the glory of young men is their strength, the splendor of older people is their silver hair.

JPS Tanakh 1917
The glory of young men is their strength; And the beauty of old men is the hoary head.

New American Standard 1977
The glory of young men is their strength, And the honor of old men is their gray hair.

Jubilee Bible 2000
The glory of young men is their strength, and the beauty of old men is the gray head.

King James 2000 Bible
The glory of young men is their strength: and the beauty of old men is the gray head.

American King James Version
The glory of young men is their strength: and the beauty of old men is the grey head.

American Standard Version
The glory of young men is their strength; And the beauty of old men is the hoary head.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
Wisdom is an ornament to young men; and grey hairs are the glory of old men.

Douay-Rheims Bible
The joy of young men is their strength: and the dignity of old men, their grey hairs.

Darby Bible Translation
The glory of young men is their strength; and the beauty of old men is the grey head.

English Revised Version
The glory of young men is their strength: and the beauty of old men is the hoary head.

Webster's Bible Translation
The glory of young men is their strength: and the beauty of old men is the gray head.

World English Bible
The glory of young men is their strength. The splendor of old men is their gray hair.

Young's Literal Translation
The beauty of young men is their strength, And the honour of old men is grey hairs.
Study Bible
Wine is a Mocker
28Loving devotion and faithfulness preserve a king; by these he maintains his throne. 29The glory of young men is their strength, and gray hair is the splendor of the old. 30Lashes and wounds scour evil, and beatings cleanse the inmost parts.…
Cross References
Proverbs 16:31
Gray hair is a crown of glory; it is attained along the path of righteousness.

Proverbs 20:30
Lashes and wounds scour evil, and beatings cleanse the inmost parts.

Treasury of Scripture

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

glory

Jeremiah 9:23,24
Thus saith the LORD, Let not the wise man glory in his wisdom, neither let the mighty man glory in his might, let not the rich man glory in his riches: …

1 John 2:14
I have written unto you, fathers, because ye have known him that is from the beginning. I have written unto you, young men, because ye are strong, and the word of God abideth in you, and ye have overcome the wicked one.

the beauty

Proverbs 16:31
The hoary head is a crown of glory, if it be found in the way of righteousness.

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.







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

of young men
בַּחוּרִ֣ים (ba·ḥū·rîm)
Noun - masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 970: Selected, a youth

is their strength,
כֹּחָ֑ם (kō·ḥām)
Noun - masculine singular construct | third person masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 3581: A small reptile (of unknown species)

and gray hair
שֵׂיבָֽה׃ (śê·ḇāh)
Noun - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 7872: Hoary head, old age

is the splendor
וַהֲדַ֖ר (wa·hă·ḏar)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 1926: Magnificence, ornament, splendor

of the old.
זְקֵנִ֣ים (zə·qê·nîm)
Adjective - masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 2205: Old
(29) The beauty of old men is the grey head.--As suggesting the possession of experience and wisdom. It is the fault of the aged, therefore, if they do not receive the honour due to them, and this arises from their not having so spent their youth and middle age as to make their old age venerable.

Verse 29. - The glory of young men is their strength. That which makes the ornament (tiphereth) of youth is unimpaired strength and vigour, which can only be attained by due exercise combined with self-control. The moralist (Ecclesiastes 11:9) bids the young man rejoice in his youth, and let his heart cheer him in those happy days, but at the same time remember that he is responsible for the use which he makes of his powers and faculties, for for all these things God will bring him to judgment. The Greek gives a needful warning -

Μέμνησο νέος α}ν ὡς γέρων ἔσῃ ποτέ

"In youth remember thou wilt soon be old." Septuagint, "Wisdom is an ornament to young men." But koach is bodily, not mental, power. The beauty of old men is the grey head (Proverbs 16:31). That which gives an honorable look to old age is the hoary head, which suggests wisdom and experience (comp. Ecclus. 25:3-6). On the other hand, the Greek gnomist warns -

Πολιὰ χρόνου μήνυσις οὐ φρονήσεως.

"Grey hairs not wisdom indicate, but age." 20:23. A bargain made by fraud will prove a losing bargain in the end. 24. How can we form plans, and conduct business, independently of the Lord? 25. The evasions men often use with their own consciences show how false and deceitful man is. 26. Justice should crush the wicked, and separate them from the virtuous. 27. The rational soul and conscience are as a lamp within us, which should be used in examining our dispositions and motives with the revealed will of God. 28. Mercy and truth are the glories of God's throne. 29. Both young and old have their advantages; and let neither despise or envy the other.
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