Proverbs 20:29

29 The glory of young men is their strength, gray hair the splendor of the old.

Read Proverbs 20:29 Using Other Translations

The glory of young men is their strength: and the beauty of old men is the gray head.
The glory of young men is their strength, but the splendor of old men is their gray hair.
The glory of the young is their strength; the gray hair of experience is the splendor of the old.

What does Proverbs 20:29 mean?

John Gill's Exposition of the Bible
Proverbs 20:29

The glory of young men [is] their strength
That is the excellent thing in them, and it is to their honour when it is employed in the service of their king and country, and especially in the service of God and religion; though it does not become them to glory in it, ( Jeremiah 9:23 ) ; and the beauty of old men [is] the gray head;
an index of wisdom and prudence; see ( Job 12:12 ) . The design of the proverb is to show that both have their excellencies and usefulness, young men and old men, and should not despise one another; nor either of them be despised in a commonwealth, both being useful in it, the one for strength, the other for counsel; and so in the church of Christ; see ( 1 John 2:13 1 John 2:14 ) .

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