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Proverbs 1:9 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— For they shall be a chaplet of grace unto thy head, And chains about thy neck.
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— For they [shall be] an ornament of grace unto thy head, and chains about thy neck.
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— Indeed, they are a graceful wreath to your head And ornaments about your neck.
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— For they [shalt be] an ornament of grace to thy head, and chains about thy neck.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— for they shall be a garland of grace unto thy head, and chains about thy neck.
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— For, a wreath of beauty, shall they be to thy head, and chains of ornament, to thy neck.
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— For a graceful wreath [are] they to thy head, And chains to thy neck.
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— That grace may be added to thy head, and a chain of gold to thy neck.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— For they [shall be] an ornament of grace vnto thy head, and chaines about thy necke.
Brenton Greek Septuagint (LXX, Restored Names)
— For thou shalt receive for thine head a crown of graces, and a chain of gold round thy neck.
Full Hebrew Names / Holy Name KJV (2008) [2] [3]
— For they [shall be] an ornament of grace unto thy head, and chains about thy neck.

Strong's Numbers & Hebrew NamesHebrew Old TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
For x3588
(3588) Complement
A primitive particle (the full form of the prepositional prefix) indicating causal relations of all kinds, antecedent or consequent; (by implication) very widely used as a relative conjugation or adverb; often largely modified by other particles annexed.
they x1992
(1992) Complement
Masculine plural from H1931; they (only used when emphatic).
[shall be] an ornament 3880
{3880} Prime
From H3867; something attached, that is, a wreath.
of grace 2580
{2580} Prime
From H2603; graciousness, that is, subjectively (kindness, favor) or objectively (beauty).
unto thy head, 7218
{7218} Prime
From an unused root apparently meaning to shake; the head (as most easily shaken), whether literally or figuratively (in many applications, of place, time, rank, etc.).
and chains 6060
{6060} Prime
From H6059; a necklace (as if strangling).
about thy neck. 1621
{1621} Prime
Feminine plural from H1641; the throat (as used in rumination).
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

Proverbs 1:9

_ _ On the figures of Proverbs 1:9, compare Genesis 41:42; Song of Songs 1:10; Song of Songs 4:9.

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on Proverbs 1:7-9.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

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Cross-Reference Topical ResearchStrong's Concordance

Proverbs 3:22 So shall they be life unto thy soul, and grace to thy neck.
Proverbs 4:9 She shall give to thine head an ornament of grace: a crown of glory shall she deliver to thee.
Proverbs 6:20-21 My son, keep thy father's commandment, and forsake not the law of thy mother: ... Bind them continually upon thine heart, [and] tie them about thy neck.
1 Timothy 2:9-10 In like manner also, that women adorn themselves in modest apparel, with shamefacedness and sobriety; not with broided hair, or gold, or pearls, or costly array; ... But (which becometh women professing godliness) with good works.
1 Peter 3:3-4 Whose adorning let it not be that outward [adorning] of plaiting the hair, and of wearing of gold, or of putting on of apparel; ... But [let it be] the hidden man of the heart, in that which is not corruptible, [even the ornament] of a meek and quiet spirit, which is in the sight of God of great price.

an ornament:
Heb. an adding,
Genesis 41:42 And Pharaoh took off his ring from his hand, and put it upon Joseph's hand, and arrayed him in vestures of fine linen, and put a gold chain about his neck;
Song of Songs 1:10 Thy cheeks are comely with rows [of jewels], thy neck with chains [of gold].
Song of Songs 4:9 Thou hast ravished my heart, my sister, [my] spouse; thou hast ravished my heart with one of thine eyes, with one chain of thy neck.
Isaiah 3:19 The chains, and the bracelets, and the mufflers,
Ezekiel 16:11 I decked thee also with ornaments, and I put bracelets upon thy hands, and a chain on thy neck.
Daniel 5:7 The king cried aloud to bring in the astrologers, the Chaldeans, and the soothsayers. [And] the king spake, and said to the wise [men] of Babylon, Whosoever shall read this writing, and shew me the interpretation thereof, shall be clothed with scarlet, and [have] a chain of gold about his neck, and shall be the third ruler in the kingdom.
Daniel 5:16 And I have heard of thee, that thou canst make interpretations, and dissolve doubts: now if thou canst read the writing, and make known to me the interpretation thereof, thou shalt be clothed with scarlet, and [have] a chain of gold about thy neck, and shalt be the third ruler in the kingdom.
Daniel 5:29 Then commanded Belshazzar, and they clothed Daniel with scarlet, and [put] a chain of gold about his neck, and made a proclamation concerning him, that he should be the third ruler in the kingdom.
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Gn 41:42. Pv 3:22; 4:9; 6:20. So 1:10; 4:9. Is 3:19. Ezk 16:11. Dn 5:7, 16, 29. 1Ti 2:9. 1P 3:3.

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