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because they are a wreath of grace for your head,
and a necklace for your neck. Bible other translations

“wreath…necklace.” Note the striking poetry and metaphor that depicts God’s instruction and Torah as ornaments to be visibly and unashamedly worn. The necklace and wreath are symbols of honor and accomplishment (cp. Prov. 3:3-4, 21-22; 4:8-9; Gen. 41:42; Ezek. 16:11; Dan. 5:7, 16, 29). They are openly worn and seen by others just as one’s wisdom and knowledge are seen by others and are attractive to them. Also, in many cultures, a “wreath” on the head, a garland worn on the head, was a symbol of achievement and victory over one’s enemies and opponents (cp. 1 Cor. 9:25 where the garland of the victor was called a “crown”). The person who is wise and does not fall prey to the deceptions of the Adversary achieves victory in this life and rewards in the next.


Commentary for: Proverbs 1:9