Internet Verse Search Commentaries Word Analysis ITL - draft

Proverbs 20:29

Context
NET ©

The glory 1  of young men is their strength, and the splendor 2  of old men is gray hair. 3 

NIV ©

The glory of young men is their strength, grey hair the splendour of the old.

NASB ©

The glory of young men is their strength, And the honor of old men is their gray hair.

NLT ©

The glory of the young is their strength; the gray hair of experience is the splendor of the old.

MSG ©

Youth may be admired for vigor, but gray hair gives prestige to old age.

BBE ©

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

NRSV ©

The glory of youths is their strength, but the beauty of the aged is their gray hair.

NKJV ©

The glory of young men is their strength, And the splendor of old men is their gray head.


KJV
The glory
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of young men
<0970>
[is] their strength
<03581>_:
and the beauty
<01926>
of old men
<02205>
[is] the gray head
<07872>_.
NASB ©
The glory
<08597>
of young
<0970>
men
<0970>
is their strength
<03581>
, And the honor
<01926>
of old
<02205>
men
<02205>
is their gray
<07872>
hair
<07872>
.
HEBREW
hbyv
<07872>
Mynqz
<02205>
rdhw
<01926>
Mxk
<03581>
Myrwxb
<0970>
trapt (20:29)
<08597>
LXXM
kosmov
<2889
N-NSM
neaniaiv
<3494
N-DPM
sofia
<4678
N-NSF
doxa
<1391
N-NSF
de
<1161
PRT
presbuterwn
<4245
N-GPM
poliai {N-NPF}
NET © [draft] ITL
The glory
<08597>
of young men
<0970>
is their strength
<03581>
, and the splendor
<01926>
of old men
<02205>
is gray hair
<07872>
.
NET ©

The glory 1  of young men is their strength, and the splendor 2  of old men is gray hair. 3 

NET © Notes

tn The Hebrew term תִּפְאֶרֶת (tiferet) means “beauty; glory”; in a context like this it means “honor” in the sense of glorying or boasting (BDB 802 s.v. 3.b).

tn The Hebrew term הֲדַר (hadar), the noun in construct, means “splendor; honor; ornament.” The latter sense is used here, since grey hair is like a crown on the head.

sn “Grey hair” is a metonymy of adjunct; it represents everything valuable about old age – dignity, wisdom, honor, experience, as well as worry and suffering of life. At the very least, since they survived, they must know something. At the most, they were the sages and elders of the people.



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