New American Standard Bible
'You shall rise up before the grayheaded and honor the aged, and you shall revere your God; I am the LORD.
King James Bible
Thou shalt rise up before the hoary head, and honour the face of the old man, and fear thy God: I am the LORD.
Darby Bible Translation
Before the hoary head thou shalt rise up, and shalt honour the face of an old man; and thou shalt fear thy God: I am Jehovah.
World English Bible
"'You shall rise up before the gray head, and honor the face of an old man, and you shall fear your God. I am Yahweh.
Young's Literal Translation
At the presence of grey hairs thou dost rise up, and thou hast honoured the presence of an old man, and hast been afraid of thy God; I am Jehovah.
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
The outward respect due to old age is here immediately connected with the fear of God. Compare the margin reference.
The remarkable change which we have noticed in the views of Jewish authorities, from contempt to almost affectation of manual labour, could certainly not have been arbitrary. But as we fail to discover here any religious motive, we can only account for it on the score of altered political and social circumstances. So long as the people were, at least nominally, independent, and in possession of their own land, constant engagement in a trade would probably mark an inferior social stage, and imply …
Alfred Edersheim—Sketches of Jewish Social Life
List of Abbreviations Used in Reference to Rabbinic Writings Quoted in this Work.
The Eclipse and Rediscovery of the Old Testament
Eligius, Bishop of Noyon.
1 Timothy 5:1
Do not sharply rebuke an older man, but rather appeal to him as a father, to the younger men as brothers,
She said to her father, "Let not my lord be angry that I cannot rise before you, for the manner of women is upon me." So he searched but did not find the household idols.
2 Kings 17:36
"But the LORD, who brought you up from the land of Egypt with great power and with an outstretched arm, Him you shall fear, and to Him you shall bow yourselves down, and to Him you shall sacrifice.
Listen to your father who begot you, And do not despise your mother when she is old.
Princes were hung by their hands; Elders were not respected.
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