The hoary head is a crown of glory, if it be found in the way of righteousness.
– Proverbs 16:31
The word for glory means beauty and splendor. It can indicate honor and renown. The hoary head refers to the gray head and is not only put here for old age, but a long life. A long life in the way of righteousness is a life lived in wisdom. This proverb is another promise of the reward of long life for those who seek wisdom early and walk in it (Proverbs 3:16; 4:10).