Job 12:20
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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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Clarke'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

Proverbs 10:21 The lips of the righteous feed many: but fools die for want of wisdom.

Proverbs 12:19,22 The lip of truth shall be established for ever: but a lying tongue is but for a moment...

taketh

Job 12:24 He takes away the heart of the chief of the people of the earth, and causes them to wander in a wilderness where there is no way.

Job 17:4 For you have hid their heart from understanding: therefore shall you not exalt them.

Job 32:9 Great men are not always wise: neither do the aged understand judgment.

Job 39:17 Because God has deprived her of wisdom, neither has he imparted to her understanding.

Isaiah 3:1-3 For, behold, the Lord, the LORD of hosts, does take away from Jerusalem and from Judah the stay and the staff, the whole stay of bread...

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Whether, 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,
Aquinas—Nature and Grace

Whether Prudence is in us by Nature?
Objection 1: It would seem that prudence is in us by nature. The Philosopher says that things connected with prudence "seem to be natural," namely "synesis, gnome" [*{synesis} and {gnome}, Cf. [2754]FS, Q[57], A[6]] and the like, but not those which are connected with speculative wisdom. Now things belonging to the same genus have the same kind of origin. Therefore prudence also is in us from nature. Objection 2: Further, the changes of age are according to nature. Now prudence results from age,
Saint Thomas Aquinas—Summa Theologica

Cross References
Job 12:24
He deprives the leaders of the earth of their reason; he makes them wander in a trackless waste.

Job 17:4
You have closed their minds to understanding; therefore you will not let them triumph.

Job 32:9
It is not only the old who are wise, not only the aged who understand what is right.

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