I thought, ‘Age should speak; advanced years should teach wisdom.’
"I thought age should speak, And increased years should teach wisdom.
I thought, ‘Those who are older should speak, for wisdom comes with age.’
I kept thinking, 'Experience will tell. The longer you live, the wiser you become.'
I said to myself, It is right for the old to say what is in their minds, and for those who are far on in years to give out wisdom.
I said, ‘Let days speak, and many years teach wisdom.’
I said, ‘Age should speak, And multitude of years should teach wisdom.’
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1 tn Heb “days.”
2 tn The imperfect here is to be classified as an obligatory imperfect.
3 tn Heb “abundance of years.”