New International Version
He silences the lips of trusted advisers and takes away the discernment of elders.
King James Bible
He removeth away the speech of the trusty, and taketh away the understanding of the aged.
Darby Bible Translation
He depriveth of speech the trusty, and taketh away the judgment of the elders;
World English Bible
He removes the speech of those who are trusted, and takes away the understanding of the elders.
Young's Literal Translation
Turning aside the lip of the stedfast, And the reason of the aged He taketh away.
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
He removeth away the speech of the trusty - The faithful counsellor and the eloquent orator avail nothing: Quos Deus vult perdere, prius dementat; "God infatuates those whom he is determined to destroy." The writer might have had his eyes on Isaiah 3:1-3, which the reader will do well to consult.
The understanding of the aged - זקנים zekenim signifies the same here as our word elders or elder-men; which includes in itself the two ideas of seniority, or considerably advanced age, and official authority. These can do no more to save a state which God designs to destroy, notwithstanding their great political wisdom and knowledge, than the child who can neither reason nor speak.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
the speech of the trusty. Heb. the lip of the faithful
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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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He deprives the leaders of the earth of their reason; he makes them wander in a trackless waste.
You have closed their minds to understanding; therefore you will not let them triumph.
It is not only the old who are wise, not only the aged who understand what is right.
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