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It is not growing old that makes us wise or helps us to know what is right.
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They that are aged are not the wise men, neither do the ancients understand judgment.
Jeremiah 5:5 I will go therefore to the great men, and will speak to them: for they have known the way of the Lord, the judgment of their God: and behold these have altogether broken the yoke more, and have burst the bonds.
Matthew 11:25 At that time Jesus answered and said: I confess to thee, O Father, Lord of Heaven and earth, because thou hast hid these things from the wise and prudent, and hast revealed them to little ones.
John 7:48 Hath any one of the rulers believed in him, or of the Pharisees?
1 Corinthians 1:26,27 For see your vocation, brethren, that there are not many wise according to the flesh, not many mighty, not many noble. . . .
1 Corinthians 2:7,8 But we speak the wisdom of God in a mystery, a wisdom which is hidden, which God ordained before the world, unto our glory: . . .
James 2:6,7 But you have dishonoured the poor man. Do not the rich oppress you by might? And do not they draw you before the judgment seats? . . .
Job 12:20 He changeth the speech of the true speakers, and taketh away the doctrine of the aged.
Ecclesiastes 4:13 Better is a child that is poor and wise, than a king that is old and foolish, who knoweth not to foresee for hereafter.
ContextElihu Rebukes Job's Three Friends
…8But, as I see, there is a spirit in men, and the inspiration of the Almighty giveth understanding. 9They that are aged are not the wise men, neither do the ancients understand judgment.10Therefore I will speak: Hearken to me, I also will shew you my wisdom.…
Additional TranslationsIt is not only the old who are wise, or the elderly who understand justice.Great men are not always wise: neither do the aged understand judgment.
It is not the great that are wise, Nor the aged that understand justice.
The long-lived are not wise as such; neither do the aged know judgment.
It is not the great that are wise; neither do the aged understand judgment.
It is not the great that are wise, nor the aged that understand judgment.
Great men are not always wise: neither do the aged understand judgment.
It is not the great who are wise, nor the aged who understand justice.
The multitude are not wise, Nor do the aged understand judgment.
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