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

  • 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
  • Ego entices evil and measures a man by the amount of physical wealth he has acquired. Self-serving people chase after worldly riches, many times without regard to the suffering they cause along the way. Physical things like wealth and possessions make people feel secure, when in fact it causes them to become blind and naked in the spiritual things. God gave us free will to choose "the world " or Him.
  • Tangia Douglas
    God is saying he will give you wirdom and understanding.
  • Gail
    The Lord was in action his wrath.
  • MockingBird for verse 9
    The Lord work : and who shall hinder Him .The way of the Lord is right : there is no unrighteousness in Him. God is God that cannot lie.
  • It is what I tell people who always insist on hyper-literal interpretations of the bible.

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