Job 12:12
New International Version
Is not wisdom found among the aged? Does not long life bring understanding?

New Living Translation
Wisdom belongs to the aged, and understanding to the old.

English Standard Version
Wisdom is with the aged, and understanding in length of days.

Berean Study Bible
Wisdom is found with the elderly, and understanding comes with long life.

New American Standard Bible
"Wisdom is with aged men, With long life is understanding.

New King James Version
Wisdom is with aged men, And with length of days, understanding.

King James Bible
With the ancient is wisdom; and in length of days understanding.

Christian Standard Bible
Wisdom is found with the elderly, and understanding comes with long life.

Contemporary English Version
and gain some wisdom from those who have lived a long time.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Wisdom is found with the elderly, and understanding comes with long life.

International Standard Version
"Wisdom may be found in the company of the aged. Understanding comes with longevity.

NET Bible
Is not wisdom found among the aged? Does not long life bring understanding?

New Heart English Bible
With aged men is wisdom, in length of days understanding.

A Faithful Version
With the ancient is wisdom, and understanding in length of days.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
"Wisdom is with the ancient one. The one who has had many days has insight.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Is wisdom with aged men, And understanding in length of days?--

New American Standard 1977
“Wisdom is with aged men, With long life is understanding.

King James 2000 Bible
With the ancient is wisdom; and in length of days understanding.

American King James Version
With the ancient is wisdom; and in length of days understanding.

American Standard Version
With aged men is wisdom, And in length of days understanding.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
In length of time is wisdom, and in long life knowledge.

Douay-Rheims Bible
In the ancient is wisdom, and in length of days prudence.

Darby Bible Translation
With the aged is wisdom, and in length of days understanding.

English Revised Version
With aged men is wisdom, and in length of days understanding.

Webster's Bible Translation
With the ancient is wisdom; and in length of days understanding.

World English Bible
With aged men is wisdom, in length of days understanding.

Young's Literal Translation
With the very aged is wisdom, And with length of days understanding.
Study Bible
Job Responds to Zophar
11Does not the ear test words as the tongue tastes its food? 12Wisdom is found with the elderly, and understanding comes with long life.13Wisdom and strength belong to God; counsel and understanding are His.…
Cross References
1 Kings 12:6
Then King Rehoboam consulted with the elders who had served his father Solomon during his lifetime. "How do you advise me to respond to these people?" he asked.

Job 15:10
Both the gray-haired and the aged are on our side--men much older than your father.

Job 32:7
I thought that age should speak, and many years should teach wisdom.

Treasury of Scripture

With the ancient is wisdom; and in length of days understanding.

Job 8:8
For inquire, I pray thee, of the former age, and prepare thyself to the search of their fathers:

Job 15:10
With us are both the grayheaded and very aged men, much elder than thy father.

Job 32:7
I said, Days should speak, and multitude of years should teach wisdom.









Lexicon
Wisdom
חָכְמָ֑ה (ḥāḵ·māh)
Noun - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 2451: Wisdom

is found with the elderly,
בִּֽישִׁישִׁ֥ים (bî·šî·šîm)
Preposition-b | Adjective - masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 3453: An old man

and understanding
תְּבוּנָֽה׃ (tə·ḇū·nāh)
Noun - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 8394: Intelligence, an argument, caprice

comes with long
וְאֹ֖רֶךְ (wə·’ō·reḵ)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 753: Length

life.
יָמִ֣ים (yā·mîm)
Noun - masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 3117: A day
Verse 12. - With the ancient is wisdom; and in length of days understanding. Men get their wisdom gradually and painfully by much experience during a long stretch of time, so that it is not until they are" ancient" that we can call them wise or credit them with "understanding." But with God the case is wholly different.
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