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Is not wisdom found among the aged? Does not long life bring understanding?
King James Bible
With the ancient is wisdom; and in length of days understanding.
American Standard Version
With aged men is wisdom, And in length of days understanding.
Young's Literal Translation
With the very aged is wisdom, And with length of days understanding.
Job 12:12 Additional TranslationsClarke's Commentary on the Bible
With the ancient is wisdom - Men who have lived in those primitive times, when the great facts of nature were recent, such as the creation, fall, flood, confusion of tongues, migration of families, and consequent settlement of nations, had much knowledge from those facts; and their length of days - the many hundreds of years to which they lived, gave them such an opportunity of accumulating wisdom by experience, that they are deservedly considered as oracles.
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Job 8:8 For inquire, I pray you, of the former age, and prepare yourself to the search of their fathers:
Job 15:10 With us are both the gray headed and very aged men, much elder than your father.
Job 32:7 I said, Days should speak, and multitude of years should teach wisdom.
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1 Kings 12:6 Then King Rehoboam consulted the elders who had served his father Solomon during his lifetime. "How would you advise me to answer these people?" he asked.
Job 15:10 The gray-haired and the aged are on our side, men even older than your father.
Job 32:7 I thought, 'Age should speak; advanced years should teach wisdom.'