Job 12:12

“With the ancient is wisdom; and in length of days understanding.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

With the ancient is wisedome, and in length of dayes, vnderstanding.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"Wisdom is with aged men, {With} long life is understanding.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

With aged men is wisdom, And in length of days understanding.
- American Standard Version (1901)

Old men have wisdom, and a long life gives knowledge.
- Basic English Bible

With the aged is wisdom, and in length of days understanding.
- Darby Bible

With the ancient is wisdom; and in length of days understanding.
- Webster's Bible

With aged men is wisdom, in length of days understanding.
- World English Bible

With the very aged [is] wisdom, And [with] length of days understanding.
- Youngs Literal Bible

Is wisdom with aged men, and understanding in length of days?--
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Job 12:12


12:12 Wisdom - These words contain a concession of what Bildad had said, chap.#8:8|,9, and a joining with him in that appeal; but withal, an intimation that this wisdom was but imperfect, and liable to many mistakes; and indeed mere ignorance and folly, if compared with the Divine wisdom, and therefore that antiquity ought not to be received against the truths of the most wise God.


Discussion for Job 12

  • J
    Remember the mark of the beast is what the children of God OVERCOME, so lets see some words of the Lord that points towards the beast. Whores, riches, vanities, corruption these are all friends of the Pharisees, the temples of Satan.
  • Yvonne
    If God is for us, Who can be against us??????.............. This life is like a school where we've to learn alot of lessons, lessons of faith, Love, Forgiving and alot more!! At the moment we're wavering, because of the turmoil going on and on, It looks like God had forsaken us, ?? But No!! Why does this happens?? 2 Thessalonians 2 teaches us what is going and already happening..... Jesus came to teaches us about LOVE an Forgiving, but we rejected it and for this cause, God sends us strong delusion, to believe a lie, because we didn't receive the Love of the Truth Are we still believing our Lord Jesus, no matter what??? Not easy, but in the end, He is there with His EVERLASTING LOVE PRAISE THE LORD!!
  • J
    The Pharisees receive greater damnation because theyre running around with a not even couple hundred year old version of the word of God, destroying and ripping out the part that clearly states in Wisdom of Solomon that the mixtures of men is equivalent to fornication of the Spirit so the Pharisees have no idea what forgiveness of sins truly means and are guilty of stealing their own soul by stealing from the word of God.
  • J
    Again, nicely done. Only God sees our needs.
  • Emmanuel Chidi N.
    It simpelly states the mindset of job,that even on his condition he knows the ability or supremecy of God.
  • Rita
    There are so many times, when going through life's struggles I take a moment and think of Job, in all of all his struggles and his lost,
    Job teaches us, the more we become closer to God, the more we can be just as strong as Job
    Job is my favorite book in the Bible, I often get my strength from how he handled situations that took place
    I love Job

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