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Job 32:9

    Job 32:9 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

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

    American King James Version (AKJV)

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

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    It is not the great that are wise, Nor the aged that understand justice.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    It is not the old who are wise, and those who are full of years have not the knowledge of what is right.

    Webster's Revision

    It is not the great that are wise, Nor the aged that understand justice.

    World English Bible

    It is not the great who are wise, nor the aged who understand justice.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    It is not the great that are wise, nor the aged that understand judgment.

    Clarke's Commentary on Job 32:9

    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.

    Barnes' Notes on Job 32:9

    Great men are not always wise - Though wisdom may in general be looked for in them, yet it is not universally true. Great men here denote those who are distinguished for rank, age, authority.

    Neither do the aged understand judgment - That is, they do not always understand it. The word judgment here means right, truth. They do not always understand what is the exact truth in regard to the divine administration. This is an apology for what he was about to say, and for the fact that one so young should speak. Of the truth of what he here said there could be no doubt, and hence, there was a propriety that one who was young should also be allowed to express his opinion on important subjects.

    Wesley's Notes on Job 32:9

    32:9 Judgment - What is just and right.
    Book: Job