New Living Translation
He silences the trusted adviser and removes the insight of the 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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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
12:20 The speech - By taking away or restraining the gift of utterance from them. Or, by taking away their understanding which should direct their speech. Trusty - Of those wise and experienced counsellors, that were trusted by the greatest princes.
LibraryWhether Craftiness is a Special Sin?
Objection 1: It would seem that craftiness is not a special sin. For the words of Holy Writ do not induce anyone to sin; and yet they induce us to be crafty, according to Prov. 1:4, "To give craftiness [Douay: 'subtlety'] to little ones." Therefore craftiness is not a sin. Objection 2: Further, it is written (Prov. 13:16): "The crafty [Douay: 'prudent'] man doth all things with counsel." Therefore, he does so either for a good or for an evil end. If for a good end, there is no sin seemingly, and …
Saint Thomas Aquinas—Summa Theologica
Whether Prophecy Pertains to Knowledge?
On the Interior Man
Tit. 2:06 Thoughts for Young Men
He strips kings of understanding and leaves them wandering in a pathless wasteland.
You have closed their minds to understanding, but do not let them triumph.
Sometimes the elders are not wise. Sometimes the aged do not understand justice.
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