Parallel Verses

Holman Bible

I thought that age should speak
and maturity should teach wisdom.

New American Standard Bible

"I thought age should speak, And increased years should teach wisdom.

King James Version

I said, Days should speak, and multitude of years should teach wisdom.

International Standard Version

I thought, experience should speak; abundance of years teaches wisdom.

A Conservative Version

I said, Days should speak, and multitude of years should teach wisdom.

American Standard Version

I said, Days should speak, And multitude of years should teach wisdom.

Amplified

I said, Age should speak, and a multitude of years should teach wisdom [so let it be heard].

Bible in Basic English

I said to myself, It is right for the old to say what is in their minds, and for those who are far on in years to give out wisdom.

Darby Translation

I said, Let days speak, and multitude of years teach wisdom.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

I said, Days shall speak, and the multitude of years shall declare wisdom.

Julia Smith Translation

I said, days shall speak, and multitude of years shall make known wisdom.

King James 2000

I said, Days should speak, and multitude of years should teach wisdom.

Lexham Expanded Bible

I thought, 'Let days speak, and let many years teach wisdom.'

Modern King James verseion

I said, Days should speak, and the multitude of years should teach wisdom.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

for I thought thus within myself: It becometh old men to speak, and the aged to teach wisdom.

NET Bible

I said to myself, 'Age should speak, and length of years should make wisdom known.'

New Heart English Bible

I said, 'Days should speak, and multitude of years should teach wisdom.'

The Emphasized Bible

I said, Days, should speak, - and, the multitude of years, should make known wisdom.

Webster

I said, Days should speak, and multitude of years should teach wisdom.

World English Bible

I said, 'Days should speak, and multitude of years should teach wisdom.'

Youngs Literal Translation

I said: Days do speak, And multitude of years teach wisdom.

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
יום 
Yowm 
Usage: 2293

דּבר 
Dabar 
Usage: 1142

of years
שׁנה שׁנה 
Shaneh (in pl. only), 
year, not translated, yearly, yearly + , year , live , old ,
Usage: 811

References

Context Readings

Elihu Rebukes Job And His Three Friends

6 So Elihu son of Barachel the Buzite replied:I am young in years,
while you are old;
therefore I was timid and afraid
to tell you what I know.
7 I thought that age should speak
and maturity should teach wisdom.
8 But it is a spirit in man
and the breath of the Almighty
that give him understanding.



Cross References

1 Kings 12:6-8

Then King Rehoboam consulted with the elders who had served his father Solomon when he was alive, asking, “How do you advise me to respond to these people?”

Job 8:8-10

For ask the previous generation,
and pay attention to what their fathers discovered,

Job 12:12

Wisdom is found with the elderly,
and understanding comes with long life.

Psalm 34:11-12

Come, children, listen to me;
I will teach you the fear of the Lord.

Proverbs 1:1-4

The proverbs of Solomon son of David, king of Israel:

Proverbs 16:31

Gray hair is a glorious crown;
it is found in the way of righteousness.

Hebrews 5:12

Although by this time you ought to be teachers, you need someone to teach you the basic principles of God’s revelation again. You need milk, not solid food.

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