He deprives of speech those who are trusted and takes away the discernment and discretion of the aged.
It is not the great [necessarily] who are wise, nor [always] the aged who understand justice.
But their hearts [Lord] You have closed to understanding; therefore You will not let them triumph [by giving them a verdict against me].
He takes away understanding from the leaders of the people of the land and of the earth, and causes them to wander in a wilderness where there is no path.
The lips of the [uncompromisingly] righteous feed and guide many, but fools die for want of understanding and heart.
Truthful lips shall be established forever, but a lying tongue is [credited] but for a moment.
Lying lips are extremely disgusting and hateful to the Lord, but they who deal faithfully are His delight.
For behold, the Lord, the Lord of hosts, is taking away from Jerusalem and from Judah the stay and the staff [every kind of prop], the whole stay of bread and the whole stay of water,