New American Standard Bible
For riches are not forever, Nor does a crown endure to all generations.
King James Bible
For riches are not for ever: and doth the crown endure to every generation?
Darby Bible Translation
for wealth is not for ever; and doth the crown endure from generation to generation?
World English Bible
for riches are not forever, nor does even the crown endure to all generations.
Young's Literal Translation
For riches are not to the age, Nor a crown to generation and generation.
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
Riches - The money which men may steal, or waste, is contrasted with the land of which the owner is not so easily deprived. Nor will the crown (both the "crown of pure gold" worn on the mitre of the high priest, Exodus 29:6; Exodus 39:30; and the kingly diadem, the symbol of power generally) be transmitted (as flocks and herds had been) "from one generation to another."
LibraryThe Best Friend
A Sermon (No. 2627) intended for reading on Lord's Day, June 18th, 1899, delivered by C. H. Spurgeon at the Metropolitan Tabernacle, Newington. on Thursday evening, February 23rd, 1882. "Thine own friend, and thy father's friend, forsake not."--Proverbs 27:10. True friends are very scarce. We have a great many acquaintances and sometimes we call them friends, and so misuse the noble word "friendship." Peradventure in some after-day of adversity when these so-called friends have looked out for their …
C.H. Spurgeon—Sermons on Proverbs
Second Sunday after Easter
The Sixth Commandment
"He has stripped my honor from me And removed the crown from my head.
You have spurned the covenant of Your servant; You have profaned his crown in the dust.
When you set your eyes on it, it is gone. For wealth certainly makes itself wings Like an eagle that flies toward the heavens.
Say to the king and the queen mother, "Take a lowly seat, For your beautiful crown Has come down from your head."
The crown has fallen from our head; Woe to us, for we have sinned!
thus says the Lord GOD, 'Remove the turban and take off the crown; this will no longer be the same. Exalt that which is low and abase that which is high.
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