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Long life is the reward of the righteous; gray hair is a glorious crown.
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Old age is a crown of dignity, when it is found in the ways of justice.
Proverbs 20:29 The joy of young men is their strength: and the dignity of old men, their grey hairs.
Leviticus 19:32 Rise up before the hoary head, and honour the person of the aged man: and fear the Lord thy God. I am the Lord.
Job 32:6,7 Then Eliu the son of Barachel the Buzite answered, and said: I am younger in days, and you are more ancient, therefore hanging down my head, I was afraid to shew you my opinion. . . .
Genesis 47:7-10 After this Joseph brought in his father to the king, and presented him before him: and he blessed him. . . .
1 Samuel 12:2-5 And now the king goeth before you: but I am old and greyheaded: and my sons are with you: having then conversed with you from my youth until this day, behold here I am. . . .
1 Chronicles 29:10 And he blessed the Lord before all the multitude, and he said: Blessed art thou, O Lord the God of Israel, our father from eternity to eternity.
Ecclesiastes 4:13 Better is a child that is poor and wise, than a king that is old and foolish, who knoweth not to foresee for hereafter.
Luke 1:6 And they were both just before God, walking in all the commandments and justifications of the Lord without blame.
Luke 2:29,37,38 Now thou dost dismiss thy servant, O Lord, according to thy word in peace: . . .
Philemon 1:9 For charity sake I rather beseech, whereas thou art such a one, as Paul, an old man and now a prisoner also of Jesus Christ.
ContextThe Reply of the Tongue is from the LORD
…30He that with fixed eyes deviseth wicked things, biting his lips, bringeth evil to pass. 31Old age is a crown of dignity, when it is found in the ways of justice.32The patient man is better than the valiant: and he that ruleth his spirit, than he that taketh cities.…
For they shall add to thee length of days, and years of life, and peace.
Let not mercy aud truth leave thee, put them about thy neck, and write them in the tables of thy heart.
He that with fixed eyes deviseth wicked things, biting his lips, bringeth evil to pass.
The patient man is better than the valiant: and he that ruleth his spirit, than he that taketh cities.
The joy of young men is their strength: and the dignity of old men, their grey hairs.
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