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

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Discussion for Proverbs 16

  • Gloria Sandoval
    Just as he keeps His promise to me I should be and make myself strong for Him. For only He is worthy of my effort.
  • JOHN L
    How timely. I needed to be reminded of this promise. It is so liberating.
  • Lu2677
    To the woman who said she prefers the NT to the OT, Proverbs 30:5 Every word of God is pure: he is a shield unto them that put their trust in him." Read:Matthew 5:8, Proverbs 21:8, Titus 1:15.
  • Lu2677
    Concerning the question; will God devise a man's plan?. "For with God, nothing shall be impossible." Luke 1:37
  • Lu2677
    Concerning "can God devise and direct a man's plan"
    Romans 11:33 "For of him, through him, and to him are all things: to whom be glory for ever.
    Amen."
    God means what he says; all things.
  • MockingBird
    If we allow His Spirit within to direct us ; yes , He will show you how in the whole thing to do it. Just take your time and make sure you go the direction that He is directing you in. Trust in the Lord with your whole heart and lean not to your own understanding.

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