Job 32:9
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New American Standard Bible
"The abundant in years may not be wise, Nor may elders understand justice.

King James Bible
Great men are not always wise: neither do the aged understand judgment.

Darby Bible Translation
It is not the great that are wise; neither do the aged understand judgment.

World English Bible
It is not the great who are wise, nor the aged who understand justice.

Young's Literal Translation
The multitude are not wise, Nor do the aged understand judgment.

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Barnes' Notes on the Bible

Great men are not always wise - Though wisdom may in general be looked for in them, yet it is not universally true. Great men here denote those who are distinguished for rank, age, authority.

Neither do the aged understand judgment - That is, they do not always understand it. The word judgment here means right, truth. They do not always understand what is the exact truth in regard to the divine administration. This is an apology for what he was about to say, and for the fact that one so young should speak. Of the truth of what he here said there could be no doubt, and hence, there was a propriety that one who was young should also be allowed to express his opinion on important subjects.

Job 32:9 Parallel Commentaries

The Sinner Arraigned and Convicted.
1. Conviction of guilt necessary.--2. A charge of rebellion against God advanced.--3. Where it is shown--that all men are born under God's law.--4. That no man hath perfectly kept it.--5. An appeal to the reader's conscience on this head, that he hath not.--6. That to have broken it, is an evil inexpressibly great.--7. Illustrated by a more particular view of the aggravations of this guilt, arising--from knowledge.--8. From divine favors received.--9. From convictions of conscience overborne.--10.
Philip Doddridge—The Rise and Progress of Religion in the Soul

Tit. 2:06 Thoughts for Young Men
WHEN St. Paul wrote his Epistle to Titus about his duty as a minister, he mentioned young men as a class requiring peculiar attention. After speaking of aged men and aged women, and young women, he adds this pithy advice, "Young men likewise exhort to be sober-minded" (Tit. 2:6). I am going to follow the Apostle's advice. I propose to offer a few words of friendly exhortation to young men. I am growing old myself, but there are few things I remember so well as the days of my youth. I have a most
John Charles Ryle—The Upper Room: Being a Few Truths for the Times

Cross References
Job 12:20
"He deprives the trusted ones of speech And takes away the discernment of the elders.

Job 32:7
"I thought age should speak, And increased years should teach wisdom.

Job 32:10
"So I say, 'Listen to me, I too will tell what I think.'

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