Job 12:20
Good News Translation
He silences those who are trusted, and takes the wisdom of old people away.

Contemporary English Version
he confuses wise, experienced advisors,

Douay-Rheims Bible
He changeth the speech of the true speakers, and taketh away the doctrine of the aged.

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He changeth the speech of the true speakers, and taketh away the doctrine of the aged.

the speech of the trusty.

Proverbs 10:21 The blessing of the Lord maketh men rich: neither shall affliction be joined to them.

Proverbs 12:19,22 The lip of truth shall be steadfast for ever: but he that is a hasty witness, frameth a lying tongue. . . .

taketh

Job 12:24 He changeth the heart of the princes of the people of the earth, and deceiveth them that they walk in vain where there is no way.

Job 17:4 Thou hast set their heart far from understanding, therefore they shall not be exalted.

Job 32:9 They that are aged are not the wise men, neither do the ancients understand judgment.

Job 39:17 For God hath deprived her of wisdom, neither hath he given her understanding.

Isaiah 3:1-3 For behold the sovereign Lord of hosts shall take away from Jerusalem, and from Juda the valiant and the strong, the whole strength of bread, and the whole strength of water. . . .

Context
Job Responds to Zophar
19He leadeth away priests without glory, and overthroweth nobles. 20He changeth the speech of the true speakers, and taketh away the doctrine of the aged.21He poureth contempt upon princes, and relieveth them that were oppressed.…
Cross References
Job 12:24
He changeth the heart of the princes of the people of the earth, and deceiveth them that they walk in vain where there is no way.

Job 17:4
Thou hast set their heart far from understanding, therefore they shall not be exalted.

Job 32:9
They that are aged are not the wise men, neither do the ancients understand judgment.

Additional Translations
He deprives the trusted of speech and takes away the discernment of elders.He removes away the speech of the trusty, and takes away the understanding of the aged.

He removeth the speech of the trusty, And taketh away the understanding of the elders.

He changes the lips of the trusty, and he knows the understanding of the elders.

He depriveth of speech the trusty, and taketh away the judgment of the elders;

He removeth the speech of the trusty, and taketh away the understanding of the elders.

He removeth away the speech of the trusty, and taketh away the understanding of the aged.

He removes the speech of those who are trusted, and takes away the understanding of the elders.

Turning aside the lip of the stedfast, And the reason of the aged He taketh away.
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