Proverbs 17:6

“Children's children are the crown of old men; and the glory of children are their fathers.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Childrens children are the crowne of old men: and the glory of children are their fathers.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Grandchildren are the crown of old men, And the glory of sons is their fathers.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Children's children are the crown of old men; And the glory of children are their fathers.
- American Standard Version (1901)

Children's children are the crown of old men, and the glory of children is their fathers.
- Basic English Bible

Children's children are the crown of old men; and the glory of children are their fathers.
- Darby Bible

Children's children are the crown of old men; and the glory of children is their fathers.
- Webster's Bible

Children's children are the crown of old men; the glory of children are their parents.
- World English Bible

Sons' sons [are] the crown of old men, And the glory of sons [are] their fathers.
- Youngs Literal Bible

Children's children are the crown of old men; and the glory of children are their fathers.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Discussion for Proverbs 17

  • Cynthia F Gilstrap
    God is good. Praise him for he is worthy of praise. Now about proverbs 17-Its best to keep mouth shut. Thank the Lord and give thanks for all things. It seems the less you say the better.
  • BSP
    Verse 27: A wise person will chose his or her words carefully and not speak too much.
  • Mable
    Verse 14. I think It means when strife is started from letting your mouth loose(letteth water) means from loose tongue. Brings (contention)meaning brings tention to your lips and out your tongue, it starts off a meddling you will be messed with. Off that. So basically stop talking
  • Betty Hayes
    A proverb , a day help us keep the devil away. The devil comes in different shapes and forms to get us off course, when we least expect. The world check the horoscope daily, but we can check proverb daily on how to run our day and please literally do it. What ever the date, read that chapter, so today is 9-17, we read chapter 17, and on and on, when month short or long keep with the date. Shalom
  • BSP
    Verse 5: If we were to rejoice at calamities then we would suffer punishment from God.
  • BSP
    Verse 22: hope is good medicine for us as it can give us something to look forward to and make us happy at heart.

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