He deprives the trusted advisers 1 of speech 2 and takes away the discernment 3 of elders.
Let them exalt him in the assembly of the people! Let them praise him in the place where the leaders preside! 1
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.
Grandchildren 1 are like 2 a crown 3 to the elderly, and the glory 4 of children is their parents. 5
Princes were hung by their hands; elders were mistreated. 1
Abraham and Sarah were old and advancing in years; 1 Sarah had long since passed menopause.) 2
Now Elihu had waited before speaking 1 to Job, because the others 2 were older than he was.
Now Israel loved Joseph more than all his sons 1 because he was a son born to him late in life, 2 and he made a special 3 tunic for him.
We said to my lord, ‘We have an aged father, and there is a young boy who was born when our father was old. 1 The boy’s 2 brother is dead. He is the only one of his mother’s sons left, 3 and his father loves him.’
פ (Pe) The Lord himself 1 has scattered them; he no longer watches over them. They did not honor the priests; 2 they did not show favor to the elders. 3
Announce a holy fast; 1 proclaim a sacred assembly. Gather the elders and 2 all the inhabitants of the land to the temple of the Lord your God, and cry out to the Lord.
Gather the people; sanctify an assembly! Gather the elders; gather the children and the nursing infants. Let the bridegroom come out from his bedroom and the bride from her private quarters. 1
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.