Proverbs 1:9

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

Proverbs 1:9 Meaning and Commentary

Proverbs 1:9

For they [shall be] an ornament of grace unto thy head
The instructions and laws of parents being attended unto and obeyed by children, render them more lovely and amiable than any beautiful ornament whatever that can be put upon their heads;

and chains about thy neck;
be that unto them as chains of gold are to the neck, beautify and adorn them; so good works, done in obedience to God and parents, are ornaments of great price, and preferable to any outward adorning whatever; see ( 1 Timothy 2:9 1 Timothy 2:10 ) ( 1 Peter 3:3 1 Peter 3:4 ) . The allusions are unto, and the metaphors taken from, those things which are most pleasing and acceptable to children, as fine top knots and golden chains.

Proverbs 1:9 In-Context

7 Fear of the LORD is the foundation of true knowledge, but fools despise wisdom and discipline.
8 My child, listen when your father corrects you. Don’t neglect your mother’s instruction.
9 What you learn from them will crown you with grace and be a chain of honor around your neck.
10 My child, if sinners entice you, turn your back on them!
11 They may say, “Come and join us. Let’s hide and kill someone! Just for fun, let’s ambush the innocent!