7 I said, Days should speak, and multitude of years should teach wisdom.

Other Translations of Job 32:7

New International Version

7 I thought, 'Age should speak; advanced years should teach wisdom.'

English Standard Version

7 I said, 'Let days speak, and many years teach wisdom.'

The Message

7 I kept thinking, 'Experience will tell. The longer you live, the wiser you become.'

New King James Version

7 I said, 'Age should speak, And multitude of years should teach wisdom.'

New Living Translation

7 I thought, 'Those who are older should speak, for wisdom comes with age.'

Matthew Henry's Commentary on Job 32:7

Commentary on Job 32:6-14

(Read Job 32:6-14)

Elihu professes to speak by the inspiration of the Holy Spirit, and corrects both parties. He allowed that those who had the longest experience should speak first. But God gives wisdom as he pleases; this encouraged him to state his opinion. By attention to the word of God, and dependence upon the Holy Spirit, young men may become wiser than the aged; but this wisdom will render them swift to hear, slow to speak, and disposed to give others a patient hearing.