You shall rise up before the hoary head, and honor the face of the old man, and fear your God: I am the LORD.
God hath put a signal honour upon it by styling Himself the "Ancient of Days," and He threatens it as a great judgment upon a people (Isaiah 3:5), that the children shall behave themselves proudly against the ancients. A reverent awe before them is not only a point of manners, but a part of a moral and express duty; and therefore it is said of Elihu (Job 32:4), that he waited till Job had spoken because he was elder than he, and in ver. 6 he saith, "I am young and ye are very old: wherefore I was afraid and durst not show you mine opinion."
(Bp. E. Hopkins.)
Parallel VersesKJV: Thou shalt rise up before the hoary head, and honour the face of the old man, and fear thy God: I am the LORD.