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.
Darby Bible Translation
Therefore pride encompasseth them as a neck-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.
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
Therefore pride compasseth them about as a chain - Therefore they are proud, haughty, imperious. They put on the ornaments and trappings of pride; their clothing and their adorning all are indicative of a proud heart. They seem to imagine that they are better than others, and that they are treated in this manner "because" they are better than others. In the original it is a single word which is rendered "compasseth about as a chain." The word means "to adorn with a necklace or collar;" and the idea is, that pride surrounds them as with a neck-chain, or a collar for the neck. They wear it as an ornament. They make it conspicuous. It is apparent on a haughty neck - in an erect and stiff demeanour. Compare the notes at Isaiah 3:16 : "The daughters of Zion walk with stretched forth necks."
Violence covereth them as a garment - Injustice or cruelty seems to be their very clothing. It is manifest in their whole gait and demeanor that they are men of haughtiness and pride; that they are destitute of tenderness, sympathy, sensibility.
Library"Let us Pray"
Nevertheless, prayer is the best used means of drawing near to God. You will excuse me, then, if in considering my text this morning, I confine myself entirely to the subject of prayer. It is in prayer mainly, that we draw near to God, and certainly it can be said emphatically of prayer, it is good for every man who knoweth how to practice that heavenly art, in it to draw near unto God. To assist your memories, that the sermon may abide with you in after days, I shall divide my discourse this morning …
Charles Haddon Spurgeon—Spurgeon's Sermons Volume 6: 1860
Of a Low Estimation of Self in the Sight of God
Covenanting Adapted to the Moral Constitution of Man.
Cæsarius of Arles.
Then Pharaoh took off his signet ring from his hand and put it on Joseph's hand, and clothed him in garments of fine linen and put the gold necklace around his neck.
In pride the wicked hotly pursue the afflicted; Let them be caught in the plots which they have devised.
But he clothed himself with cursing as with his garment, And it entered into his body like water And like oil into his bones.
Let it be to him as a garment with which he covers himself, And for a belt with which he constantly girds himself.
Indeed, they are a graceful wreath to your head And ornaments about your neck.
"For I hate divorce," says the LORD, the God of Israel, "and him who covers his garment with wrong," says the LORD of hosts. "So take heed to your spirit, that you do not deal treacherously."
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