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

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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Commentary
Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

Great men are not always wise - This is a true saying, which the experience of every age and every country increasingly verifies. And it is most certain that, in the case before us, the aged did not understand judgment; they had a great many wise and good sayings, which they had collected, but showed neither wisdom nor discretion in applying them.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Great

Jeremiah 5:5 I will get me to the great men, and will speak to them; for they have known the way of the LORD, and the judgment of their God...

Matthew 11:25 At that time Jesus answered and said, I thank you, O Father, Lord of heaven and earth...

John 7:48 Have any of the rulers or of the Pharisees believed on him?

1 Corinthians 1:26,27 For you see your calling, brothers, how that not many wise men after the flesh, not many mighty, not many noble, are called...

1 Corinthians 2:7,8 But we speak the wisdom of God in a mystery, even the hidden wisdom, which God ordained before the world to our glory...

James 2:6,7 But you have despised the poor. Do not rich men oppress you, and draw you before the judgment seats...

neither

Job 12:20 He removes away the speech of the trusty, and takes away the understanding of the aged.

Ecclesiastes 4:13 Better is a poor and a wise child than an old and foolish king, who will no more be admonished.

Library
"For they that are after the Flesh do Mind,"
Rom. viii. s 5, 6.--"For they that are after the flesh do mind," &c. "For to be carnally minded is death, but to be spiritually minded is life and peace." There are many differences among men in this world, that, as to outward appearance, are great and wide, and indeed they are so eagerly pursued, and seriously minded by men, as if they were great and momentous. You see what a strife and contention there is among men, how to be extracted out of the dregs of the multitude, and set a little higher
Hugh Binning—The Works of the Rev. Hugh Binning

Its Meaning
Deliverance from the condemning sentence of the Divine Law is the fundamental blessing in Divine salvation: so long as we continue under the curse, we can neither be holy nor happy. But as to the precise nature of that deliverance, as to exactly what it consists of, as to the ground on which it is obtained, and as to the means whereby it is secured, much confusion now obtains. Most of the errors which have been prevalent on this subject arose from the lack of a clear view of the thing itself, and
Arthur W. Pink—The Doctrine of Justification

Cross References
Job 12:20
He silences the lips of trusted advisers and takes away the discernment of elders.

Job 32:7
I thought, 'Age should speak; advanced years should teach wisdom.'

Job 32:10
"Therefore I say: Listen to me; I too will tell you what I know.

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