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Proverbs 1:9

    Proverbs 1:9 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

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

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    For they shall be an ornament of grace to your head, and chains about your neck.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    For they shall be a chaplet of grace unto thy head, And chains about thy neck.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    For they will be a crown of grace for your head, and chain-ornaments about your neck.

    Webster's Revision

    For they shall be a chaplet of grace unto thy head, And chains about thy neck.

    World English Bible

    for they will be a garland to grace your head, and chains around your neck.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    For they shall be a chaplet of grace unto thy head, and chains about thy neck.

    Definitions for Proverbs 1:9

    Grace - Kindness; favor.

    Clarke's Commentary on Proverbs 1:9

    An ornament of grace unto thy head, and chains - That is, filial respect and obedience will be as ornamental to thee as crowns, diadems, and golden chains and pearls are to others.

    Political dignity has been distinguished in many nations by a chain of gold about the neck. Solomon seems here to intimate, if we follow the metaphor, that the surest way of coming to distinguished eminence, in civil matters, is to act according to the principles of true wislom, proceeding from the fear of God.

    Barnes' Notes on Proverbs 1:9

    To the Israelite's mind no signs or badges of joy or glory were higher in worth than the garland around the head, the gold chain around the neck, worn by kings and the favorites of kings Genesis 41:42; Daniel 5:29.