Job 32:7
Good News Translation
I told myself that you ought to speak, that you older men should share your wisdom.

Contemporary English Version
I once believed age was the source of wisdom;

Douay-Rheims Bible
For I hoped that greater age would speak, and that a multitude of years would teach wisdom.

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For I hoped that greater age would speak, and that a multitude of years would teach wisdom.

Job 8:8-10 For inquire of the former generation, and search diligently into the memory of the fathers: . . .

Job 12:12 In the ancient is wisdom, and in length of days prudence.

1 Kings 12:6-8 King Roboam took counsel with the old men, that stood before Solomon, his father, while he yet lived, and he said: What counsel do you give me, that I may answer this people? . . .

Psalm 34:11,12 Come, children, hearken to me: I will teach you the fear of the Lord. . . .

Proverbs 1:1-4 To know wisdom, and instruction: . . .

Proverbs 16:31 Old age is a crown of dignity, when it is found in the ways of justice.

Hebrews 5:12 For whereas for the time you ought to be masters, you have need to be taught again what are the first elements of the words of God: and you are become such as have need of milk and not of strong meat.

Context
Elihu Rebukes Job's Three Friends
6Then Eliu the son of Barachel the Buzite answered, and said: I am younger in days, and you are more ancient, therefore hanging down my head, I was afraid to shew you my opinion. 7For I hoped that greater age would speak, and that a multitude of years would teach wisdom.8But, as I see, there is a spirit in men, and the inspiration of the Almighty giveth understanding.…
Cross References
1 Kings 12:6
King Roboam took counsel with the old men, that stood before Solomon, his father, while he yet lived, and he said: What counsel do you give me, that I may answer this people?

2 Chronicles 10:6
He took counsel with the ancients, who had stood before his father Solomon, while he yet lived, saying: What counsel give you to me, that I may answer the people?

Job 8:8
For inquire of the former generation, and search diligently into the memory of the fathers:

Job 8:9
(For we are but of yesterday, and are ignorant that our days upon earth are but a shadow)

Job 12:12
In the ancient is wisdom, and in length of days prudence.

Job 15:10
There are with us also aged and ancient men, much elder than thy fathers.

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

Psalm 119:100
I have had understanding above ancients: because I have sought thy commandments.

Additional Translations
I thought that age should speak, and many years should teach wisdom.I said, Days should speak, and multitude of years should teach wisdom.

I said, Days should speak, And multitude of years should teach wisdom.

And I said, It is not time that speaks, though in many years men know wisdom:

I said, Let days speak, and multitude of years teach wisdom.

I said, Days should speak, and multitude of years should teach wisdom.

I said, Days should speak, and multitude of years should teach wisdom.

I said, 'Days should speak, and multitude of years should teach wisdom.'

I said: Days do speak, And multitude of years teach wisdom.
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