"Wisdom is with aged men, With long life is understanding.
"I thought age should speak, And increased years should teach wisdom.
"The abundant in years may not be wise, Nor may elders understand justice.
A poor yet wise lad is better than an old and foolish king who no longer knows how to receive instruction.
I understand more than the aged, Because I have observed Your precepts.
Older men are to be temperate, dignified, sensible, sound in faith, in love, in perseverance.
Older women likewise are to be reverent in their behavior, not malicious gossips nor enslaved to much wine, teaching what is good,
The glory of young men is their strength, And the honor of old men is their gray hair.
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