|New International Version (© 2011)|
I thought, 'Age should speak; advanced years should teach wisdom.'
King James Bible
I said, Days should speak, and multitude of years should teach wisdom.
American Standard Version
I said, Days should speak, And multitude of years should teach wisdom.
Young's Literal Translation
I said: Days do speak, And multitude of years teach wisdom.
Job 32:7 Additional TranslationsClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Days should speak - That is, men are to be reputed wise and experienced in proportion to the time they have lived. The Easterns were remarkable for treasuring up wise sayings: indeed, the principal part of their boasted wisdom consisted in proverbs and maxims on different subjects.
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Job 8:8-10 For inquire, I pray you, of the former age, and prepare yourself to the search of their fathers...
Job 12:12 With the ancient is wisdom; and in length of days understanding.
1 Kings 12:6-8 And king Rehoboam consulted with the old men, that stood before Solomon his father while he yet lived, and said...
Psalm 34:11,12 Come, you children, listen to me: I will teach you the fear of the LORD...
Proverbs 1:1-4 The proverbs of Solomon the son of David, king of Israel...
Proverbs 16:31 The hoary head is a crown of glory, if it be found in the way of righteousness.
Hebrews 5:12 For when for the time you ought to be teachers...
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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.
2 Chronicles 10:6 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 8:8 "Ask the former generation and find out what their ancestors learned,
Job 8:9 for we were born only yesterday and know nothing, and our days on earth are but a shadow.
Job 12:12 Is not wisdom found among the aged? Does not long life bring understanding?
Job 15:10 The gray-haired and the aged are on our side, men even older than your father.
Job 32:9 It is not only the old who are wise, not only the aged who understand what is right.