New American Standard Bible
"He deprives the trusted ones of speech And takes away the discernment of the elders.
King James Bible
He removeth away the speech of the trusty, and taketh away the understanding of the aged.
Darby Bible Translation
He depriveth of speech the trusty, and taketh away the judgment 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.
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
He removeth away the speech of the trusty - Margin, "lip of the faithful." "He takes away the lip," that is, he takes away the power of giving safe counsel or good advice. The "trusty" or "faithful" here refer to those of age and experience, and on whose counsel men are accustomed to rely. The meaning here is, that their most sagacious anticipations are disappointed, their wisest schemes are foiled. They fail-in their calculations of the coarse of events, and the arrangements of Providence are such that they could not anticipate what was to occur.
The understanding of the aged - To whom the young were accustomed to look up with deference and respect. The meaning here is, that they who were accustomed to give wise and sound advice, if left by God, give vain and foolish counsels.
LibraryWhether it is Necessary for Salvation to Believe Anything Above the Natural Reason?
Objection 1: It would seem unnecessary for salvation to believe anything above the natural reason. For the salvation and perfection of a thing seem to be sufficiently insured by its natural endowments. Now matters of faith, surpass man's natural reason, since they are things unseen as stated above (Q, A). Therefore to believe seems unnecessary for salvation. Objection 2: Further, it is dangerous for man to assent to matters, wherein he cannot judge whether that which is proposed to him …
Saint Thomas Aquinas—Summa Theologica
Whether Derision Can be a Mortal Sin?
"He deprives of intelligence the chiefs of the earth's people And makes them wander in a pathless waste.
"For You have kept their heart from understanding, Therefore You will not exalt them.
"The abundant in years may not be wise, Nor may elders understand justice.
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