Parallel Verses

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

Great men are not always wise, neither doth every aged man understand the thing that is lawful.

New American Standard Bible

"The abundant in years may not be wise, Nor may elders understand justice.

King James Version

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

Holman Bible

It is not only the old who are wise
or the elderly who understand how to judge.

International Standard Version

"The aged aren't always wise, nor do the elderly always understand justice.

A Conservative Version

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

American Standard Version

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

Amplified

It is not the great [necessarily] who are wise, nor [always] the aged who understand justice.

Bible in Basic English

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

Darby Translation

It is not the great that are wise; neither do the aged understand judgment.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

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

Julia Smith Translation

Not the many will be wise: and old men understand judgment.

King James 2000

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

Lexham Expanded Bible

[It is] not {the aged} [who] are wise, or [it is not] [the] elders [who] understand justice.

Modern King James verseion

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

NET Bible

It is not the aged who are wise, nor old men who understand what is right.

New Heart English Bible

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

The Emphasized Bible

Great men, may not be wise, nor, elders, understand justice.

Webster

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

World English Bible

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

Youngs Literal Translation

The multitude are not wise, Nor do the aged understand judgment.

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
חכם 
Chakam 
Usage: 27

neither do the aged
זקן 
Zaqen 
Usage: 178

References

Easton

Age

Hastings

Watsons

RAB

Context Readings

Elihu Rebukes Job And His Three Friends

8 Every man, no doubt, hath a mind; but it is the inspiration of the Almighty that giveth understanding. 9 Great men are not always wise, neither doth every aged man understand the thing that is lawful. 10 Therefore will I speak also, insofar as I may be heard, and will show you mine opinion.



Cross References

Job 12:20

He taketh the verity from out of the mouth, and disappointeth the aged of their wisdom.

Matthew 11:25

At that time, Jesus answered and said, "I praise thee, O father, Lord of heaven and earth, because thou hast hid these things from the wise and prudent, and hast opened them unto babes,

Ecclesiastes 4:13

A poor child being wise, is better than an old king that doteth, and cannot beware in time to come.

Jeremiah 5:5

Therefore will I go unto their heads and rulers, and talk with them: if they know the way of the LORD, and the judgments of our God." But these, in like manner, have broken the yoke, and burst the bonds in sunder.

John 7:48

Doth any of the rulers, or of the Pharisees, believe on him?

1 Corinthians 1:26-27

Brethren, look on your calling how that not many wise men after the flesh, not many mighty, not many of high degree are called:

1 Corinthians 2:7-8

but we speak the wisdom of God, which is in secret and lieth hid, which God ordained before the world unto our glory:

James 2:6-7

But ye have despised the poor. Are not the rich they which oppress you: and they which draw you before judges?

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