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

  • 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.
  • BSP
    Verse 17 talks about what it means to be a true friend. Jehovah God proves to be the best example of this scripture. He is so patient and loving with us at all times even though we don't deserve it.
  • A disciple
    "He that hath knowledge spares his words: and a man of understanding is of an excellent spirit. Even a fool, when he holds his peace, is counted wise: and he that shuts his lips is esteemed a man of understanding." Being excited to learn is good; but it takes proof by experience to teach others. My Dad used to tell me, It's better to be thought a fool, than to open your mouth and remove all doubt.
  • A disciple
    "A wise servant shall have rule over a son that causes shame, and shall have part of the inheritance among the brethren." In Matthew 8:11-12, as in many other places, the warning is clearly, that name and privilege does not give anyone a free pass, regardless of moral character. The fact that the Jews as a people have generally rejected Jesus, and that the Gentiles have received Him, shows this!

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