New Living Translation
Wisdom belongs to the aged, and understanding to the old.
King James Bible
With the ancient is wisdom; and in length of days understanding.
Darby Bible Translation
With the aged 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.
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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
12:12 Wisdom - These words contain a concession of what Bildad had said, chap.8:8,9, and a joining with him in that appeal; but withal, an intimation that this wisdom was but imperfect, and liable to many mistakes; and indeed mere ignorance and folly, if compared with the Divine wisdom, and therefore that antiquity ought not to be received against the truths of the most wise God.
LibraryWhether Craftiness is a Special Sin?
Objection 1: It would seem that craftiness is not a special sin. For the words of Holy Writ do not induce anyone to sin; and yet they induce us to be crafty, according to Prov. 1:4, "To give craftiness [Douay: 'subtlety'] to little ones." Therefore craftiness is not a sin. Objection 2: Further, it is written (Prov. 13:16): "The crafty [Douay: 'prudent'] man doth all things with counsel." Therefore, he does so either for a good or for an evil end. If for a good end, there is no sin seemingly, and …
Saint Thomas Aquinas—Summa Theologica
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1 Kings 12:6
Then King Rehoboam discussed the matter with the older men who had counseled his father, Solomon. "What is your advice?" he asked. "How should I answer these people?"
On our side are aged, gray-haired men much older than your father!
I thought, 'Those who are older should speak, for wisdom comes with age.'
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