Proverbs 17:6
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English Standard Version
Grandchildren are the crown of the aged, and the glory of children is their fathers.

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

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

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.

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

Proverbs 17:6 Parallel
Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

33 One casts the lot into the lap;

     But all its decision cometh from Jahve.

The Tra knows only in one instance an ordeal (a judgment of God) as a right means of proof, Numbers 5:12-31. The lot is nowhere ordained by it, but its use is supported by a custom running parallel with the Mosaic law; it was used not only in private life, but also in manifold ways within the domain of public justice, as well as for the detection of the guilty, Joshua 7:14., 1 Samuel 14:40-42. So that the proverb PRomans 18:18 says the same thing of the lot that is said in the Epistle to the Heb; Hebrews 6:16, of the oath. The above proverb also explains the lot for an ordeal, for it is God who directs and orders it that it fall out thus and not otherwise. A particular sanction of the use of the lot does not lie in this, but it is only said, that where the lot is cast, all the decision that results from it is determined by God. That is in all cases true; but whether the challenging of the divine decision in such a way be right in this or that case is a question, and in no case would one, on the contrary, venture to make the person of the transgressor discoverable by lot, and let it decide regarding human life. But antiquity judged this matter differently, as e.g., the Book of Jonah (chap. 1) shows; it was a practice, animated by faith, in God's government of the world, which, if it did not observe the boundary between faith and superstition, yet stood high above the unbelief of the "Enlightenment." Like the Greek κόλπος, חיק (from חוּק, Arab. ḥaḳ, khaḳ, to encompass, to stretch out) means, as it is commonly taken, gremium as well as sinus, but the latter meaning is the more sure; and thus also here it is not the lap as the middle of the body, so that one ought to think on him who casts the lot as seated, but also not the lap of the garment, but, like Proverbs 6:27, cf. Isaiah 40:11, the swelling, loose, external part of the clothing covering the bosom (the breast), where the lot covered by it is thrown by means of shaking and changing, and whence it is drawn out. The construction of the passive הוּטל (from טוּל equals Arab. tall, to throw along) with the object. accus. follows the old scheme, Genesis 4:18, and has its reason in this, that the Semitic passive, formed by the change of vowels, has not wholly given up the governing force of the active. משׁפּט signifies here decision as by the Urim and Thummim, Numbers 27:21, but which was no lot-apparatus.

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Genesis 50:23 And Joseph saw Ephraim's children of the third generation...

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 See, children are an heritage of the LORD: and the fruit of the womb is his reward...

Psalm 128:3-6 Your wife shall be as a fruitful vine by the sides of your house: your children like olive plants round about your table...

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Exodus 3:14,15 And God said to Moses, I AM THAT I AM: and he said, Thus shall you say to the children of Israel, I AM has sent me to you...

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

Cross References
Genesis 48:11
And Israel said to Joseph, "I never expected to see your face; and behold, God has let me see your offspring also."

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

Psalm 128:6
May you 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 laid up for the righteous.

Malachi 1:6
"A son honors his father, and a servant his master. If then I am a father, where is my honor? And if I am a master, where is my fear? says the LORD of hosts to you, O priests, who despise my name. But you say, 'How have we despised your name?'

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