Proverbs 20:29

“The glory of young men is their strength: and the beauty of old men is the gray head.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations for Proverbs 20:29

The glory of yong men is their strength: and the beautie of old men is the gray head.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

The glory of young men is their strength, And the honor of old men is their gray hair.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

The glory of young men is their strength; And the beauty of old men is the hoary head.
- American Standard Version (1901)

The glory of young men is their strength, and the honour of old men is their grey hairs.
- Basic English Bible

The glory of young men is their strength; and the beauty of old men is the grey head.
- Darby Bible

The glory of young men is their strength: and the beauty of old men is the gray head.
- Webster's Bible

The glory of young men is their strength. The splendor of old men is their gray hair.
- World English Bible

The beauty of young men is their strength, And the honour of old men is grey hairs.
- Youngs Literal Bible

The glory of young men is their strength; and the beauty of old men is the hoary head.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible Commentary for Proverbs 20:29

Wesley's Notes for Proverbs 20:29


20:27 The spirit - The reasonable soul. The candle - Is a clear and glorious light set up in man for his information and direction. Of the Lord - So called because it comes from God in a more immediate manner than the body, #Eccles 12:7|, and because it is in God's stead, to observe and judge all our actions. Searching - Discerning not only his outward actions, which are visible to others, but his most inward thoughts and affections. The belly is here put for the heart, as it is frequently.

20:30 The blueness - Grievous wounds, which make men black and blue; or severe punishments. Cleanseth - Are the means to reclaim a wicked man, and to purge out his corruption. The belly - Of the heart. Grievous wounds or stripes cleanse not only the outward man by keeping it from evil actions, but even the inward man, by expelling or subduing vile affections: which is a great and blessed benefit of afflictions.


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