New International Version
They are a garland to grace your head and a chain to adorn your neck.
King James Bible
For they shall be an ornament of grace unto thy head, and chains about thy neck.
Darby Bible Translation
for they shall be a garland of grace unto thy head, and chains about thy neck.
World English Bible
for they will be a garland to grace your head, and chains around your neck.
Young's Literal Translation
For a graceful wreath are they to thy head, And chains to thy neck.
Proverbs 1:9 Parallel
CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
An ornament of grace unto thy head, and chains - That is, filial respect and obedience will be as ornamental to thee as crowns, diadems, and golden chains and pearls are to others.
Political dignity has been distinguished in many nations by a chain of gold about the neck. Solomon seems here to intimate, if we follow the metaphor, that the surest way of coming to distinguished eminence, in civil matters, is to act according to the principles of true wislom, proceeding from the fear of God.
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'The proverbs of Solomon the son of David, king of Israel; 2. To know wisdom and instruction; to perceive the words of understanding; 3. To receive the instruction of wisdom, justice, and judgment, and equity; 4. To give subtilty to the simple, to the young man knowledge and discretion, 5. A wise man will hear, and will increase learning; and a man of understanding shall attain unto wise counsels: 6. To understand a proverb, and the interpretation; the words of the wise, and their dark sayings. 7. …
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How the Obstinate and the Fickle are to be Admonished.
How Christ is the Way in General, "I am the Way. "
Then Pharaoh took his signet ring from his finger and put it on Joseph's finger. He dressed him in robes of fine linen and put a gold chain around his neck.
Therefore pride is their necklace; they clothe themselves with violence.
Let love and faithfulness never leave you; bind them around your neck, write them on the tablet of your heart.
they will be life for you, an ornament to grace your neck.
She will give you a garland to grace your head and present you with a glorious crown."
Song of Solomon 4:9
You have stolen my heart, my sister, my bride; you have stolen my heart with one glance of your eyes, with one jewel of your necklace.
We have obeyed everything our forefather Jehonadab son of Rekab commanded us. Neither we nor our wives nor our sons and daughters have ever drunk wine
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