New International Version
and I put a ring on your nose, earrings on your ears and a beautiful crown on your head.
King James Bible
And I put a jewel on thy forehead, and earrings in thine ears, and a beautiful crown upon thine head.
Darby Bible Translation
and I put a ring on thy nose, and earrings in thine ears, and a beautiful crown upon thy head.
World English Bible
I put a ring on your nose, and earrings in your ears, and a beautiful crown on your head.
Young's Literal Translation
And I give a ring for thy nose, And rings for thine ears, And a crown of beauty on thy head.
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
I put a jewel on thy forehead - על אפך al appech, upon thy nose. This is one of the most common ornaments among ladies in the east. European translators, not knowing what to make of a ring in the nose, have rendered it, a jewel on thy forehead or mouth, (though they have sometimes a piece of gold or jewel fastened to the center of their forehead.) I have already spoken of this Asiatic custom, so often referred to in the sacred writings: see Genesis 24:22, Genesis 24:42; Exodus 32:2; Job 42:11; Proverbs 11:22; Isaiah 3:21; Hosea 2:13.
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LibraryHow Saints May Help the Devil
One way in which sinners frequently excuse themselves is by endeavoring to get some apology for their own iniquities from the inconsistencies of God's people. This is the reason why there is much slander in the world. A true Christian is a rebuke to the sinner, wherever he goes he is a living protest against the evil of sin. Hence it is that the worldling makes a dead set upon a pious man. His language in his heart is, "He accuses me to my face; I cannot bear the sight of his holy character; it makes …
Charles Haddon Spurgeon—Spurgeon's Sermons Volume 5: 1859
The Covenant of Grace
An Exhortation to Love God
"I asked her, 'Whose daughter are you?' "She said, 'The daughter of Bethuel son of Nahor, whom Milkah bore to him.' "Then I put the ring in her nose and the bracelets on her arms,
Like an earring of gold or an ornament of fine gold is the rebuke of a wise judge to a listening ear.
the signet rings and nose rings,
In that day the LORD Almighty will be a glorious crown, a beautiful wreath for the remnant of his people.
Say to the king and to the queen mother, "Come down from your thrones, for your glorious crowns will fall from your heads."
And your fame spread among the nations on account of your beauty, because the splendor I had given you made your beauty perfect, declares the Sovereign LORD.
You also took the fine jewelry I gave you, the jewelry made of my gold and silver, and you made for yourself male idols and engaged in prostitution with them.
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