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Proverbs 17:6 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— Children's children are the crown of old men; And the glory of children are their fathers.
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— Children's children [are] the crown of old men; and the glory of children [are] their fathers.
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— Grandchildren are the crown of old men, And the glory of sons is their fathers.
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— Children's children [are] the crown of old men; and the glory of children [is] their fathers.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— Children's children are the crown of old men; and the glory of children are their fathers.
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— The crown of old men, consists of children's children, and the adornment of children, is their fathers.
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— Sons' sons [are] the crown of old men, And the glory of sons [are] their fathers.
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— Children's children are the crown of old men: and the glory of children are their fathers.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— Childrens children [are] the crowne of old men: and the glory of children [are] their fathers.
Brenton Greek Septuagint (LXX, Restored Names)
— Children's children are the crown of old men; and their fathers are the glory of children. The faithful has the whole world full of wealth; but the faithless not even a farthing.
Full Hebrew Names / Holy Name KJV (2008) [2] [3]
— Children's children [are] the crown of old men; and the glory of children [are] their fathers.

Strong's Numbers & Hebrew NamesHebrew Old TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
Children's 1121
{1121} Prime
בֵּן
ben
{bane}
From H1129; a son (as a builder of the family name), in the widest sense (of literal and figurative relationship, including grandson, subject, nation, quality or condition, etc., (like H0001, H0251, etc.).
children 1121
{1121} Prime
בֵּן
ben
{bane}
From H1129; a son (as a builder of the family name), in the widest sense (of literal and figurative relationship, including grandson, subject, nation, quality or condition, etc., (like H0001, H0251, etc.).
[are] the crown 5850
{5850} Prime
עֲטָרָה
`atarah
{at-aw-raw'}
From H5849; a crown.
of old men; 2205
{2205} Prime
זָקֵן
zaqen
{zaw-kane'}
From H2204; old.
and the glory 8597
{8597} Prime
תִּפְאָרָה
tiph'arah
{tif-aw-raw'}
From H6286; ornament (abstractly or concretely, literally or figuratively).
of children 1121
{1121} Prime
בֵּן
ben
{bane}
From H1129; a son (as a builder of the family name), in the widest sense (of literal and figurative relationship, including grandson, subject, nation, quality or condition, etc., (like H0001, H0251, etc.).
[are] their fathers. 1
{0001} Prime
אָב
'ab
{awb}
A primitive word; father in a literal and immediate, or figurative and remote application.
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

Proverbs 17:6

_ _ Prolonged posterity is a blessing, its cutting off a curse (Proverbs 13:22; Psalms 109:13-15), hence children may glory in virtuous ancestry.

Matthew Henry's Commentary

Proverbs 17:6

_ _ They are so, that is, they should be so, and, if they conduct themselves worthily, they are so. 1. It is an honour to parents when they are old to leave children, and children's children, growing up, that tread in the steps of their virtues, and are likely to maintain and advance the reputation of their families. It is an honour to a man to live so long as to see his children's children (Psalms 128:6; Genesis 50:23), to see his house built up in them, and to see them likely to serve their generation according to the will of God. This crowns and completes their comfort in this world. 2. It is an honour to children to have wise and godly parents, and to have them continued to them even after they have themselves grown up and settled in the world. Those are unnatural children who reckon their aged parents a burden to them, and think they live too long; whereas, if the children be wise and good, it is as much their honour as can be that thereby they are comforts to their parents in the unpleasant days of their old age.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

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Geneva Bible Translation Notes

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Cross-Reference Topical ResearchStrong's Concordance
Children's:

Genesis 50:23 And Joseph saw Ephraim's children of the third [generation]: the children also of Machir the son of Manasseh were brought up upon Joseph's knees.
Job 42:16-17 After this lived Job an hundred and forty years, and saw his sons, and his sons' sons, [even] four generations. ... So Job died, [being] old and full of days.
Psalms 127:3-5 Lo, children [are] an heritage of the LORD: [and] the fruit of the womb [is his] reward. ... Happy [is] the man that hath his quiver full of them: they shall not be ashamed, but they shall speak with the enemies in the gate.
Psalms 128:3-6 Thy wife [shall be] as a fruitful vine by the sides of thine house: thy children like olive plants round about thy table. ... Yea, thou shalt see thy children's children, [and] peace upon Israel.

and the:

Exodus 3:14-15 And God said unto Moses, I AM THAT I AM: and he said, Thus shalt thou say unto the children of Israel, I AM hath sent me unto you. ... And God said moreover unto Moses, Thus shalt thou say unto the children of Israel, The LORD God of your fathers, the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob, hath sent me unto you: this [is] my name for ever, and this [is] my memorial unto all generations.
1 Kings 11:12 Notwithstanding in thy days I will not do it for David thy father's sake: [but] I will rend it out of the hand of thy son.
1 Kings 15:4 Nevertheless for David's sake did the LORD his God give him a lamp in Jerusalem, to set up his son after him, and to establish Jerusalem:
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Gn 50:23. Ex 3:14. 1K 11:12; 15:4. Jb 42:16. Ps 127:3; 128:3.

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