9 They are a garland to grace your head and a chain to adorn your neck.

Other Translations of Proverbs 1:9

King James Version

9 For they shall be an ornament of grace unto thy head, and chains an...: Heb. an adding about thy neck.

English Standard Version

9 for they are a graceful garland for your head and pendants for your neck.

The Message

9 Wear their counsel like flowers in your hair, like rings on your fingers.

New King James Version

9 For they will be a graceful ornament on your head, And chains about your neck.

New Living Translation

9 What you learn from them will crown you with grace and be a chain of honor around your neck.

Matthew Henry's Commentary on Proverbs 1:9

Commentary on Proverbs 1:7-9

(Read Proverbs 1:7-9)

Fools are persons who have no true wisdom, who follow their own devices, without regard to reason, or reverence for God. Children are reasonable creatures, and when we tell them what they must do, we must tell them why. But they are corrupt and wilful, therefore with the instruction there is need of a law. Let Divine truths and commands be to us most honourable; let us value them, and then they shall be so to us.