Job 12:12
New International Version
Is not wisdom found among the aged? Does not long life bring understanding?

New Living Translation
Wisdom belongs to the aged, and understanding to the old.

English Standard Version
Wisdom is with the aged, and understanding in length of days.

Berean Study Bible
Wisdom is found with the elderly, and understanding comes with long life.

New American Standard Bible
"Wisdom is with aged men, With long life is understanding.

King James Bible
With the ancient is wisdom; and in length of days understanding.

Christian Standard Bible
Wisdom is found with the elderly, and understanding comes with long life.

Contemporary English Version
and gain some wisdom from those who have lived a long time.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Wisdom is found with the elderly, and understanding comes with long life.

International Standard Version
"Wisdom may be found in the company of the aged. Understanding comes with longevity.

NET Bible
Is not wisdom found among the aged? Does not long life bring understanding?

New Heart English Bible
With aged men is wisdom, in length of days understanding.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
"Wisdom is with the ancient one. The one who has had many days has insight.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Is wisdom with aged men, And understanding in length of days?--

New American Standard 1977
“Wisdom is with aged men, With long life is understanding.

Jubilee Bible 2000
With the ancient is wisdom; and in length of days intelligence.

King James 2000 Bible
With the ancient is wisdom; and in length of days understanding.

American King James Version
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.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
In length of time is wisdom, and in long life knowledge.

Douay-Rheims Bible
In the ancient is wisdom, and in length of days prudence.

Darby Bible Translation
With the aged is wisdom, and in length of days understanding.

English Revised Version
With aged men is wisdom, and in length of days understanding.

Webster's Bible Translation
With the ancient is wisdom; and in length of days understanding.

World English Bible
With aged men is wisdom, in length of days understanding.

Young's Literal Translation
With the very aged is wisdom, And with length of days understanding.
Study Bible
Job Responds to Zophar
11Does not the ear test words as the tongue tastes its food? 12Wisdom is found with the elderly, and understanding comes with long life. 13Wisdom and strength belong to God; counsel and understanding are His.…
Cross References
1 Kings 12:6
Then King Rehoboam consulted with the elders who had served his father Solomon during his lifetime. "How do you advise me to respond to these people?" he asked.

Job 15:10
Both the gray-haired and the aged are on our side--men much older than your father.

Job 32:7
I thought that age should speak, and many years should teach wisdom.

Treasury of Scripture

With the ancient is wisdom; and in length of days understanding.

Job 8:8
For inquire, I pray thee, of the former age, and prepare thyself to the search of their fathers:

Job 15:10
With us are both the grayheaded and very aged men, much elder than thy father.

Job 32:7
I said, Days should speak, and multitude of years should teach wisdom.







Lexicon
Wisdom
חָכְמָ֑ה (ḥāḵ·māh)
Noun - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 2451: Wisdom

is found with the elderly,
בִּֽישִׁישִׁ֥ים (bî·šî·šîm)
Preposition-b | Adjective - masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 3453: An old man

and understanding
תְּבוּנָֽה׃ (tə·ḇū·nāh)
Noun - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 8394: Intelligence, an argument, caprice

comes with long
וְאֹ֖רֶךְ (wə·’ō·reḵ)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 753: Length

life.
יָמִ֣ים (yā·mîm)
Noun - masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 3117: A day
Verse 12. - With the ancient is wisdom; and in length of days understanding. Men get their wisdom gradually and painfully by much experience during a long stretch of time, so that it is not until they are" ancient" that we can call them wise or credit them with "understanding." But with God the case is wholly different. 12:12-25 This is a noble discourse of Job concerning the wisdom, power, and sovereignty of God, in ordering all the affairs of the children of men, according to the counsel of His own will, which none can resist. It were well if wise and good men, who differ about lesser things, would see how it is for their honour and comfort, and the good of others, to dwell most upon the great things in which they agree. Here are no complaints, or reflections. He gives many instances of God's powerful management of the children of men, overruling all their counsels, and overcoming all their oppositions. Having all strength and wisdom, God knows how to make use, even of those who are foolish and bad; otherwise there is so little wisdom and so little honesty in the world, that all had been in confusion and ruin long ago. These important truths were suited to convince the disputants that they were out of their depth in attempting to assign the Lord's reasons for afflicting Job; his ways are unsearchable, and his judgments past finding out. Let us remark what beautiful illustrations there are in the word of God, confirming his sovereignty, and wisdom in that sovereignty: but the highest and infinitely the most important is, that the Lord Jesus was crucified by the malice of the Jews; and who but the Lord could have known that this one event was the salvation of the world?
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