Job 12:20
New International Version
He silences the lips of trusted advisers and takes away the discernment of elders.

New Living Translation
He silences the trusted adviser and removes the insight of the elders.

English Standard Version
He deprives of speech those who are trusted and takes away the discernment of the elders.

Berean Study Bible
He deprives the trusted of speech and takes away the discernment of elders.

King James Bible
He removeth away the speech of the trusty, and taketh away the understanding of the aged.

New King James Version
He deprives the trusted ones of speech, And takes away the discernment of the elders.

New American Standard Bible
“He deprives the trusted ones of speech, And takes away the discernment of the elders.

NASB 1995
“He deprives the trusted ones of speech And takes away the discernment of the elders.

NASB 1977
“He deprives the trusted ones of speech, And takes away the discernment of the elders.

Amplified Bible
“He deprives the trusted ones of speech And takes away the discernment and discretion of the aged.

Christian Standard Bible
He deprives trusted advisers of speech and takes away the elders’ good judgment.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
He deprives trusted advisers of speech and takes away the elders’ good judgment.

American Standard Version
He removeth the speech of the trusty, And taketh away the understanding of the elders.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
He removes speech from Eunuchs and the discretion of old men he takes away

Brenton Septuagint Translation
He changes the lips of the trusty, and he knows the understanding of the elders.

Contemporary English Version
he confuses wise, experienced advisors,

Douay-Rheims Bible
He changeth the speech of the true speakers, and taketh away the doctrine of the aged.

English Revised Version
He removeth the speech of the trusty, and taketh away the understanding of the elders.

Good News Translation
He silences those who are trusted, and takes the wisdom of old people away.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
He makes trusted advisers unable to speak and takes away the good judgment of respected leaders.

International Standard Version
He keeps reliable advisors from speaking, and removes discernment from elders.

JPS Tanakh 1917
He removeth the speech of men of trust, And taketh away the sense of the elders.

Literal Standard Version
Turning aside the lip of the steadfast, And the reason of the aged He takes away.

NET Bible
He deprives the trusted advisers of speech and takes away the discernment of elders.

New Heart English Bible
He removes the speech of those who are trusted, and takes away the understanding of the elders.

World English Bible
He removes the speech of those who are trusted, and takes away the understanding of the elders.

Young's Literal Translation
Turning aside the lip of the stedfast, And the reason of the aged He taketh away.

Additional Translations ...
Context
Job Responds to Zophar
19He leads priests away barefoot and overthrows the established. 20He deprives the trusted of speech and takes away the discernment of elders. 21He pours out contempt on nobles and disarms the mighty.…

Cross References
Job 12:24
He deprives the earth's leaders of reason and makes them wander in a trackless wasteland.

Job 17:4
You have closed their minds to understanding; therefore You will not exalt them.

Job 32:9
It is not only the old who are wise, or the elderly who understand justice.


Treasury of Scripture

He removes away the speech of the trusty, and takes away the understanding of the aged.

the speech of the trusty.

Proverbs 10:21
The lips of the righteous feed many: but fools die for want of wisdom.

Proverbs 12:19,22
The lip of truth shall be established for ever: but a lying tongue is but for a moment…

taketh

Job 12:24
He taketh away the heart of the chief of the people of the earth, and causeth them to wander in a wilderness where there is no way.

Job 17:4
For thou hast hid their heart from understanding: therefore shalt thou not exalt them.

Job 32:9
Great men are not always wise: neither do the aged understand judgment.









Verse 20. - He removeth away the speech of the trusty. God deprives trusted statesmen of their eloquence, destroys their reputation and their authority. And taketh away the understanding of the aged. He turns wise and aged men into fools and drivellers, weakening their judgments and reducing them to imbecility.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
He deprives
מֵסִ֣יר (mê·sîr)
Verb - Hifil - Participle - masculine singular
Strong's 5493: To turn aside

the trusted
לְנֶאֱמָנִ֑ים (lə·ne·’ĕ·mā·nîm)
Preposition-l | Verb - Nifal - Participle - masculine plural
Strong's 539: To confirm, support

of speech
שָׂ֭פָה (p̄āh)
Noun - feminine singular
Strong's 8193: The lip, language, a margin

and takes away
יִקָּֽח׃ (yiq·qāḥ)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 3947: To take

the discernment
וְטַ֖עַם (wə·ṭa·‘am)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's 2940: A taste, perception, intelligence, a mandate

of elders.
זְקֵנִ֣ים (zə·qê·nîm)
Adjective - masculine plural
Strong's 2205: Old


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