Proverbs 16:31

“The hoary head is a crown of glory, if it be found in the way of righteousness.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

The hoary head is a crowne of glory, if it be found in the way of righteousnesse.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

A gray head is a crown of glory; It is found in the way of righteousness.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

The hoary head is a crown of glory; It shall be found in the way of righteousness.
- American Standard Version (1901)

The grey head is a crown of glory, if it is seen in the way of righteousness.
- Basic English Bible

The hoary head is a crown of glory, [if] it is found in the way of righteousness.
- Darby Bible

The hoary head is a crown of glory, if it is found in the way of righteousness.
- Webster's Bible

Gray hair is a crown of glory. It is attained by a life of righteousness.
- World English Bible

A crown of beauty [are] grey hairs, In the way of righteousness it is found.
- Youngs Literal Bible

The hoary head is a crown of glory, it is found in the way of righteousness.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Discussion for Proverbs 16

  • Mike
    Pride can interfere with our listening to the voice of Jehovah God and can lead us to take a disastrous course. We want to make sure they we do not think too highly of ourselves.
  • T
    A wise person studies and applies God's Word. And we want to apply the teachings we find in our life.
  • Irene123
    V. 33 - man proposes, but God disposes; so many, if not all of our 'adages' come from the Bible
  • Tim
    In verse 16 we see that acquiring godly wisdom, that is, gaining accurate knowledge of God’s Word, the Bible, and acting in harmony with it, helps us to walk in the way Jehovah approves
  • Paul
    This chapter spells out the sovereignty of God. He is in control of our words, steps and destinies. God controls and directs all. Check out Isa. 45. 7 and Rom. 9. Man is on His sovereign leash and He will direct him according to His will and pleasure.
  • Trusting in the Lord
    A day served happy adds to a long life.

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