The hoary head is a crown of beauty and glory if it is found in the way of righteousness (moral and spiritual rectitude in every area and relation).
Even to your old age I am He, and even to hair white with age will I carry you. I have made, and I will bear; yes, I will carry and will save you.
You shall rise up before the hoary head and honor the face of the old man and [reverently] fear your God. I am the Lord.
The glory of young men is their strength, and the beauty of old men is their gray head [suggesting wisdom and experience].
Among us are both the gray-haired and the aged, older than your father by far.
Strangers have devoured his strength, and he knows it not; yes, gray hairs are sprinkled here and there upon him, and he does not know it.
But [Jacob] said, My son shall not go down with you, for his brother is dead and he alone is left [of his mother's children]; if harm or accident should befall him on the journey you are to take, you would bring my hoary head down to Sheol (the place of the dead) with grief.
And if you take this son also from me, and harm or accident should befall him, you will bring down my gray hairs with sorrow and evil to Sheol (the place of the dead).
When he sees that the lad is not with us, he will die; and your servants will be responsible for his death and will bring down the gray hairs of your servant our father with sorrow to Sheol.
From without the sword shall bereave, and in the chambers shall be terror, destroying both young man and virgin, the sucking child with the man of gray hairs.
1 Samuel 12:2
And now, behold, the king walks before you. And I am old and gray, and behold, my sons are with you. And I have walked before you from my childhood to this day.
Yes, even when I am old and gray-headed, O God, forsake me not, [but keep me alive] until I have declared Your mighty strength to [this] generation, and Your might and power to all that are to come.
1 Kings 2:6
Do therefore according to your wisdom, but let not his hoary head go down to Sheol (the place of the dead) in peace.
1 Kings 2:9
So do not hold him guiltless; for you are a wise man and know what you should do to him. His hoary head bring down to the grave with blood.