New International Version
for riches do not endure forever, and a crown is not secure for 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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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
For riches are not for ever - All other kinds of property are very transitory. Money and the highest civil honors are but for a short season. Flocks and herds, properly attended to, may be multiplied and continued from generation to generation. The crown itself is not naturally so permanent.
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A sermon (No. 94) delivered on Sabbath morning, August 25, 1856, by C. H. Spurgeon at Maberley Chapel, Kingsland, on behalf of the Metropolitan Benefit Societies' Asylum, Ball's Pond Road, Islington. "Boast not thyself of to-morrow; for thou knowest not what a day may bring forth."--Proverbs 27:1. God's most holy Word was principally written to inform us of the way to heaven, and to guide us in our path through this world to the realms of eternal life and light. But as if to teach us that God is …
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He has stripped me of my honor and removed the crown from my head.
You have renounced the covenant with your servant and have defiled his crown in the dust.
Cast but a glance at riches, and they are gone, for they will surely sprout wings and fly off to the sky like an eagle.
Say to the king and to the queen mother, "Come down from your thrones, for your glorious crowns will fall from your heads."
The crown has fallen from our head. Woe to us, for we have sinned!
this is what the Sovereign LORD says: Take off the turban, remove the crown. It will not be as it was: The lowly will be exalted and the exalted will be brought low.
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