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I have greater wisdom than those who are old, because I obey your commands.
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I have had understanding above ancients: because I have sought thy commandments.
1 Kings 12:6-15 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? . . .
Job 12:12 In the ancient is wisdom, and in length of days prudence.
Job 15:9,10 What knowest thou that we are ignorant of? what dost thou understand that we know not? . . .
Job 32:4,10 So Eliu waited while Job was speaking because they were his elders that were speaking. . . .
Psalm 119:10 With my whole heart have I sought after thee: let me not stray from thy commandments.
Job 28:28 And he said to man: Behold the fear of the Lord, that is wisdom: and to depart from evil, is understanding.
Jeremiah 8:8,9 How do you say: We are wise, and the law of the Lord is with us? Indeed the lying pens of the scribes hath wrought falsehood. . . .
Matthew 7:24 Every one therefore that heareth these my words, and doth them, shall be likened to a wise man that built his house upon a rock,
James 3:13 Who is a wise man and endued with knowledge, among you? Let him shew, by a good contestation, his work in the meekness of wisdom.
ContextYour Word is a Lamp to My Feet
…99I have understood more than all my teachers: because thy testimonies are my meditation. 100I have had understanding above ancients: because I have sought thy commandments.101I have restrained my feet from every evil way: that I may keep thy words.…
For I hoped that greater age would speak, and that a multitude of years would teach wisdom.
Remove from me reproach and contempt: because I have sought after thy testimonies.
This happened to me: because I sought after thy justifications.
Evil men think not on judgment: but they that seek after the Lord, take notice of all things.
Additional TranslationsI discern more than the elders, because I obey Your precepts.I understand more than the ancients, because I keep your precepts.
I understand more than the aged, Because I have kept thy precepts.
I understand more that the aged; because I have sought out thy commandments.
I understand more than the aged, because I have observed thy precepts.
I understand more than the aged, because I have kept thy precepts.
I understand more than the ancients, because I keep thy precepts.
I understand more than the aged, because I have kept your precepts.
Above elders I understand more, For Thy precepts I have kept.
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