New International Version
Is not wisdom found among the aged? Does not long life bring understanding?
King James Bible
With the ancient is wisdom; and in length of days understanding.
Darby Bible Translation
With the aged 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.
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
With the ancient is wisdom - Men who have lived in those primitive times, when the great facts of nature were recent, such as the creation, fall, flood, confusion of tongues, migration of families, and consequent settlement of nations, had much knowledge from those facts; and their length of days - the many hundreds of years to which they lived, gave them such an opportunity of accumulating wisdom by experience, that they are deservedly considered as oracles.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
LibraryWhether, for Salvation, it is Necessary to Believe Anything which is Beyond Natural Reason
Whether, for Salvation, it is Necessary to Believe Anything which is Beyond Natural Reason We proceed to the third article thus: 1. It seems that for salvation it is not necessary to believe anything which is beyond natural reason. For it seems that what naturally belongs to a thing is sufficient for its salvation and perfection. Now the things of faith are beyond natural reason, since they are unseen, as was said in Q. 1, Art. 4. To believe in them is therefore unnecessary for salvation. 2. Again, …
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1 Kings 12:6
Then King Rehoboam consulted the elders who had served his father Solomon during his lifetime. "How would you advise me to answer these people?" he asked.
The gray-haired and the aged are on our side, men even older than your father.
I thought, 'Age should speak; advanced years should teach wisdom.'
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