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 16:31

  • The thing that bothers me is God tells us that gray hair is a glory but Christians, both men and women, dye their hair to cover up the glory that God has given them. This is vanity and pride which the bible tells us is a sin. If God wants me to have gray hair then I should wear it with a grateful, contented heart.
  • Overcomer for verse 31
    Rev 12:11 "And we (the believers) overcame him (satan) by the BLOOD of the LAMB (JESUS), and by the word of our testimony"

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