Job 32:9

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

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Great men are not alwayes wise: neither doe the aged vnderstand iudgement.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"The abundant {in years} may not be wise, Nor may elders understand justice.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

It is not the great that are wise, Nor the aged that understand justice.
- American Standard Version (1901)

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

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

Great men are not always wise: neither do the aged understand judgment.
- Webster's Bible

It is not the great who are wise, nor the aged who understand justice.
- World English Bible

The multitude are not wise, Nor do the aged understand judgment.
- Youngs Literal Bible

It is not the great that are wise, nor the aged that discern judgment.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Job 32:9


32:9 Judgment - What is just and right.


Discussion for Job 32

  • A disciple
    Hi Anne; I wondered for some time about who was this Elihu. And I have to put him among the others who arrogantly misjudged and falsely accused Job; and he wasn't anywhere as bright as his love of self and youthful pride purported. And what was the LORD's answer out of the whirlwind about the presumptuous speech? "Who is this who darkens counsel by words without knowledge?"
  • Anne
    Elihu, waited until his elders has spoken because he gave his opinion. God gives wisdom to the young and the old.
  • Elihu wrath was kindled against Job because He justified Himself Rather Than God, Job had a severe trial here. He looked at himself and said, I don 't see anything wrong with me. There was only one thing God could do: Try him and humble him until he listened.
  • Nweke uchenna
    i think that the chapter teaches me that some time s the strongest sign of wisdom may be silence.
  • Wow..
    Always loved starting at this chapter...Listen in those three guys .. but you gotta listen I guess..I was actually talking this fourth man with the most evil man..Now I know why cuz the guy that teachers it would no its no evil man he was jealous....Anyway fascinating book..
  • NanaSarpong
    In life, you need to fall down with every possession you have left your hands and see friends, family members and the world you live in, to see who they are. In todayís world, we donít walk in spirit world anymore; we only see what our eye sees. There are some times we forget we have God who made this universe; he looks over both the spiritual and the physical worlds in all at once.

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