Arrogance is their necklace, 1 and violence their clothing. 2
Therefore pride is their necklace; they clothe themselves with violence.
Therefore pride is their necklace; The garment of violence covers them.
They wear pride like a jeweled necklace, and their clothing is woven of cruelty.
Pretentious with arrogance, they wear the latest fashions in violence,
For this reason pride is round them like a chain; they are clothed with violent behaviour as with a robe.
Therefore pride is their necklace; violence covers them like a garment.
Therefore pride serves as their necklace; Violence covers them like a garment.
compasseth them about as a chain
them [as] a garment
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is their necklace
, and violence
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1 sn Arrogance is their necklace. The metaphor suggests that their arrogance is something the wicked “wear” proudly. It draws attention to them, just as a beautiful necklace does to its owner.
2 tn Heb “a garment of violence covers them.” The metaphor suggests that violence is habitual for the wicked. They “wear” it like clothing; when one looks at them, violence is what one sees.