Sirach 25:5Ben Sira, Ecclesiasticus
3 If you gathered nothing in your youth, how can you find anything in your old age? 4 How attractive is sound judgment in the gray-haired, and for the aged to possess good counsel! 5 How attractive is wisdom in the aged, and understanding and counsel in the venerable! 6 Rich experience is the crown of the aged, and their boast is the fear of the Lord. 7 I can think of nine whom I would call blessed, and a tenth my tongue proclaims: a man who can rejoice in his children; a man who lives to see the downfall of his foes.
Wisdom of Solomon 4:8
6 For children born of unlawful unions are witnesses of evil against their parents when God examines them. 7 But the righteous, though they die early, will be at rest. 8 For old age is not honored for length of time, or measured by number of years; 9 but understanding is gray hair for anyone, and a blameless life is ripe old age. 10 There were some who pleased God and were loved by him, and while living among sinners were taken up.
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