New American Standard Bible
"Both the gray-haired and the aged are among us, Older than your father.
King James Bible
With us are both the grayheaded and very aged men, much elder than thy father.
Darby Bible Translation
Both the greyheaded and the aged are with us, older than thy father.
World English Bible
With us are both the gray-headed and the very aged men, much elder than your father.
Young's Literal Translation
Both the gray-headed And the very aged are among us -- Greater than thy father in days.
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
With us are both the gray headed - That is, some of us who are here are much older than thy father; or we express the sentiments of such aged men. Job had admitted Job 12:12, that with the aged was wisdom, and in length of days understanding; and Eliphaz here urges that on that principle he and his friends had a claim to be heard. It would seem from this, that Job was very far from being regarded as an old man, and would probably be esteemed as in middle life. The Targum (Chaldee) refers this to Eliphaz himself and his two friends. "Truly Eliphaz, who is hoary-headed (דסיב) and Bildad, the long-lived (דקשיש) are with us, and Zophar, who is older than thy father." But it is not certain that he meant to confine the remark to them. It seems to me probable that this whole discussion occurred in the presence of others, and perhaps was a public contest. It is clear, I think, that Elihu was present, and heard it all (see Job 32:4), and it would accord well with Oriental habits to suppose that this was a trim of skill, which many were permitted to witness, and which was continued for a considerable time. Eliphaz may, therefore, have meant to say that among his friends who had assembled to hear this debate, there were not a few who coincided with him in sentiment, who were much more aged than Job, and who had had much longer experience in the world.
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'Outside the sword will bereave, And inside terror-- Both young man and virgin, The nursling with the man of gray hair.
"Wisdom is with aged men, With long life is understanding.
So Elihu the son of Barachel the Buzite spoke out and said, "I am young in years and you are old; Therefore I was shy and afraid to tell you what I think.
"I thought age should speak, And increased years should teach wisdom.
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