The Lord told Jeremiah, 1 “Go and buy a clay jar from a potter. 2 Take with you 3 some of the leaders of the people and some of the leaders 4 of the priests.
He deprives the trusted advisers 1 of speech 2 and takes away the discernment 3 of elders.
It is not the aged 1 who are wise, nor old men who understand what is right.
And so Job died, old and full of days.
giving him authority to imprison his officials 1 and to teach his advisers. 2
Let them exalt him in the assembly of the people! Let them praise him in the place where the leaders preside! 1
I am more discerning than those older than I, for I observe your precepts.
you young men and young women, you elderly, along with you children!
The glory 1 of young men is their strength, and the splendor 2 of old men is gray hair. 3
The elders are gone from the city gate; the young men have stopped playing their music.
So Joseph went up to bury his father; all Pharaoh’s officials went with him – the senior courtiers 1 of his household, all the senior officials of the land of Egypt,
So the elders of Moab and the elders of Midian departed with the fee for divination in their hand. They came to Balaam and reported 1 to him the words of Balak.
Moreover, the Lord who rules over all says, ‘Old men and women will once more live in the plazas of Jerusalem, each one leaning on a cane because of advanced age.
Moses and Aaron, Nadab and Abihu, and the seventy elders of Israel went up, 1
Then Moses returned to the camp along with the elders of Israel.
The elders of that city must then seize the man and punish 1 him.
So all the elders of Israel gathered together and approached Samuel at Ramah.
This seemed like a good idea to Absalom and to all the leaders 1 of Israel.
When all Israel’s elders had arrived, the priests lifted the ark.
The king summoned all the leaders of Judah and Jerusalem. 1