New Living Translation
Sometimes the elders are not wise. Sometimes the aged do not understand justice.
King James Bible
Great men are not always wise: neither do the aged understand judgment.
Darby Bible Translation
It is not the great that are wise; neither do the aged understand judgment.
World English Bible
It is not the great who are wise, nor the aged who understand justice.
Young's Literal Translation
The multitude are not wise, Nor do the aged understand judgment.
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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
32:9 Judgment - What is just and right.
The book of Job is one of the great masterpieces of the world's literature, if not indeed the greatest. The author was a man of superb literary genius, and of rich, daring, and original mind. The problem with which he deals is one of inexhaustible interest, and his treatment of it is everywhere characterized by a psychological insight, an intellectual courage, and a fertility and brilliance of resource which are nothing less than astonishing. Opinion has been divided as to how the book should be …
John Edgar McFadyen—Introduction to the Old Testament
He silences the trusted adviser and removes the insight of the elders.
I thought, 'Those who are older should speak, for wisdom comes with age.'
So listen to me, and let me tell you what I think.
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