They shall still bring forth fruit in old age; they shall be fat and flourishing;
Lord Palmerston the famous statesman, when he was sixty-eight, began to feel that he was old, and said: "I am getting old; I will be laid aside. There will be no further use for me." But Lord Palmerston went to a library in order to find some particular subject, and while looking for it, he took down the life of Wesley, and found that Wesley preached and taught with unabated strength when he was eighty-six years old. Palmerston's hopes began to rise, and then he happened to hit on the life of Care, and found that Care influenced the world more after he was eighty years of age than during all his previous life. Then Lord Palmerston found in the same library on the same day the life of Julius Caesar, and he read that Julius Caesar had never been a soldier and had never visited a military camp until forty-nine years of age. According to Lord Palmerston, he learned that there had been wrought out in human life the greatest things man has ever done between fifty and sixty years of age. Then he declared: "I did not get what I went to the library to secure, but I secured what was far better — hope."
Parallel VersesKJV: They shall still bring forth fruit in old age; they shall be fat and flourishing;