Psalm 73:6
New International Version
Therefore pride is their necklace; they clothe themselves with violence.

New Living Translation
They wear pride like a jeweled necklace and clothe themselves with cruelty.

English Standard Version
Therefore pride is their necklace; violence covers them as a garment.

Berean Study Bible
Therefore pride is their necklace; a garment of violence covers them.

New American Standard Bible
Therefore pride is their necklace; The garment of violence covers them.

King James Bible
Therefore pride compasseth them about as a chain; violence covereth them as a garment.

Christian Standard Bible
Therefore, pride is their necklace, and violence covers them like a garment.

Contemporary English Version
Their pride is like a necklace, and they commit sin more often than they dress themselves.

Good News Translation
And so they wear pride like a necklace and violence like a robe;

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Therefore, pride is their necklace, and violence covers them like a garment.

International Standard Version
Therefore pride is their necklace and violence covers them like a garment.

NET Bible
Arrogance is their necklace, and violence their clothing.

New Heart English Bible
Therefore pride is like a chain around their neck. Violence covers them like a garment.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Because of this, contempt has seized them and their evil is covered and their wickedness.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
That is why they wear arrogance like a necklace and acts of violence like clothing.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Therefore pride is as a chain about their neck; Violence covereth them as a garment.

New American Standard 1977
Therefore pride is their necklace; The garment of violence covers them.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Therefore they are crowned with pride; they cover themselves with violence as a garment.

King James 2000 Bible
Therefore pride surrounds them as a chain; violence covers them as a garment.

American King James Version
Therefore pride compasses them about as a chain; violence covers them as a garment.

American Standard Version
Therefore pride is as a chain about their neck; Violence covereth them as a garment.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
Therefore pride has possessed them; they have clothed themselves with their injustice and ungodliness.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Therefore pride hath held them fast: they are covered with their iniquity and their wickedness.

Darby Bible Translation
Therefore pride encompasseth them as a neck-chain, violence covereth them [as] a garment;

English Revised Version
Therefore pride is as a chain about their neck; violence covereth them as a garment.

Webster's Bible Translation
Therefore pride encompasseth them as a 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.
Study Bible
Endow the King with Your Justice
5They are free of the burdens others carry; they are not afflicted like other men. 6Therefore pride is their necklace; a garment of violence covers them. 7From their prosperity proceeds iniquity; the imaginations of their hearts run wild.…
Cross References
Genesis 41:42
Then Pharaoh removed the signet ring from his finger, put it on Joseph's finger, clothed him in garments of fine linen, and placed a gold chain around his neck.

Psalm 10:2
In pride the wicked pursue the needy; let them be caught in the schemes they devise.

Psalm 109:18
The cursing he wore like a coat, may it soak into his body like water, and into his bones like oil.

Psalm 109:19
May it be like a robe wrapped about him, like a belt tied forever around him.

Proverbs 1:9
For they are a garland of grace on your head, and a pendant around your neck.

Malachi 2:16
"For I hate divorce," says the LORD, the God of Israel, "and I hate when a man covers himself and his garment with violence," says the LORD of Hosts. Therefore guard yourselves in your spirit and do not break faith.

Treasury of Scripture

Therefore pride compasses them about as a chain; violence covers them as a garment.

therefore

Deuteronomy 8:13,14
And when thy herds and thy flocks multiply, and thy silver and thy gold is multiplied, and all that thou hast is multiplied; …

Deuteronomy 32:15
But Jeshurun waxed fat, and kicked: thou art waxen fat, thou art grown thick, thou art covered with fatness; then he forsook God which made him, and lightly esteemed the Rock of his salvation.

Esther 3:1,5,6
After these things did king Ahasuerus promote Haman the son of Hammedatha the Agagite, and advanced him, and set his seat above all the princes that were with him…

as a chain

Judges 8:26
And the weight of the golden earrings that he requested was a thousand and seven hundred shekels of gold; beside ornaments, and collars, and purple raiment that was on the kings of Midian, and beside the chains that were about their camels' necks.

Proverbs 1:9
For they shall be an ornament of grace unto thy head, and chains about thy neck.

Song of Solomon 4:9
Thou hast ravished my heart, my sister, my spouse; thou hast ravished my heart with one of thine eyes, with one chain of thy neck.

violence

Proverbs 3:31
Envy thou not the oppressor, and choose none of his ways.

Proverbs 4:17
For they eat the bread of wickedness, and drink the wine of violence.

Micah 2:1,2
Woe to them that devise iniquity, and work evil upon their beds! when the morning is light, they practise it, because it is in the power of their hand…

covereth

Psalm 109:18,29
As he clothed himself with cursing like as with his garment, so let it come into his bowels like water, and like oil into his bones…

1 Peter 5:5
Likewise, ye younger, submit yourselves unto the elder. Yea, all of you be subject one to another, and be clothed with humility: for God resisteth the proud, and giveth grace to the humble.







Lexicon
Therefore
לָ֭כֵן (lā·ḵên)
Adverb
Strong's Hebrew 3651: So -- thus

pride
גַאֲוָ֑ה (ḡa·’ă·wāh)
Noun - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 1346: Arrogance, majesty, ornament

is their necklace;
עֲנָקַ֣תְמוֹ (‘ă·nā·qaṯ·mōw)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - third person feminine singular | third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 6059: To collar, adorn with a, necklace, to fit out with supplies

a garment
שִׁ֝֗ית (ṯ)
Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 7897: A garment

of violence
חָמָ֥ס (ḥā·mās)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 2555: Violence, wrong, by meton, unjust gain

covers them.
יַעֲטָף־ (ya·‘ă·ṭā·p̄ō·ši-)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 5848: To shroud, clothe, to languish
(6) Therefore.--Better,

"Therefore pride is their necklace,

And violence their mantle."

The first metaphor might have been suggested either by the fact that the rich lavished large sums on jewellery, especially necklaces (see Note, Song of Solomon 1:10), or possibly from the usual description of the proud as "stiffnecked."

Verse 6. - Therefore pride compasseth them about as a chain; or, is as a chain about their neck (Revised Version) - makes them stiffen their neck, and hold their head aloft. Not being afflicted, they regard themselves as favourites of Heaven, and are therefore puffed up with pride, which they show in their gait and bearing. Violence covereth them as a garment. Pride and self-conceit naturally lead on to violence, which becomes so habitual to them that it seems like their ordinary apparel (comp. Psalm 109:18, 19). The violence of the great ones in Israel is continually denounced, both by psalmists and prophets (see Psalm 11:2; Psalm 55:9; Psalm 58:2; Psalm 72:14, etc.; Isaiah 1:15; Isaiah 3:15; Isaiah 59:3-7; Hosea 4:1, 2; Amos 3:10, etc.). 73:1-14 The psalmist was strongly tempted to envy the prosperity of the wicked; a common temptation, which has tried the graces of many saints. But he lays down the great principle by which he resolved to abide. It is the goodness of God. This is a truth which cannot be shaken. Good thoughts of God will fortify against Satan's temptations. The faith even of strong believers may be sorely shaken, and ready to fail. There are storms that will try the firmest anchors. Foolish and wicked people have sometimes a great share of outward prosperity. They seem to have the least share of the troubles of this life; and they seem to have the greatest share of its comforts. They live without the fear of God, yet they prosper, and get on in the world. Wicked men often spend their lives without much sickness, and end them without great pain; while many godly persons scarcely know what health is, and die with great sufferings. Often the wicked are not frightened, either by the remembrance of their sins, or the prospect of their misery, but they die without terror. We cannot judge men's state beyond death, by what passes at their death. He looked abroad, and saw many of God's people greatly at a loss. Because the wicked are so very daring, therefore his people return hither; they know not what to say to it, and the rather, because they drink deep of the bitter cup of affliction. He spoke feelingly when he spoke of his own troubles; there is no disputing against sense, except by faith. From all this arose a strong temptation to cast off religion. But let us learn that the true course of sanctification consists in cleansing a man from all pollution both of soul and body. The heart is cleansed by the blood of Christ laid hold upon by faith; and by the begun works of the Lord's Spirit, manifested in the hearty resolution, purpose, and study of holiness, and a blameless course of life and actions, the hands are cleansed. It is not in vain to serve God and keep his ordinances.
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