Job 12:20

“He removeth away the speech of the trusty, and taketh away the understanding of the aged.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

He remooueth away the speech of the trustie, and taketh away the vnderstanding of the aged.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"He deprives the trusted ones of speech And takes away the discernment of the elders.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

He removeth the speech of the trusty, And taketh away the understanding of the elders.
- American Standard Version (1901)

He makes the words of responsible persons without effect, and takes away the good sense of the old;
- Basic English Bible

He depriveth of speech the trusty, and taketh away the judgment of the elders;
- Darby Bible

He removeth away the speech of the trusty, and taketh away the understanding of the aged.
- Webster's Bible

He removes the speech of those who are trusted, and takes away the understanding of the elders.
- World English Bible

Turning aside the lip of the stedfast, And the reason of the aged He taketh away.
- Youngs Literal Bible

He removeth the speech of men of trust, and taketh away the sense of the elders.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Job 12:20


12:20 The speech - By taking away or restraining the gift of utterance from them. Or, by taking away their understanding which should direct their speech. Trusty - Of those wise and experienced counsellors, that were trusted by the greatest princes.


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