You shall rise up before the gray headed, and honor the face of the old man, and fear your God: I am the LORD.
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George Leo Haydock
Aged man. Such are supposed to be possessed of wisdom and experience. The Egyptians and Lacedemonians rose up out of respect to an old man. (Herodotus ii. 80.) The Rabbins pretend that a person ought to rise up when the old man is four cubits distant, provided he be, as he ought, a man of wisdom; for otherwise he is entitled to no honour. But this would be making inferiors judges of their merit. The Chaldean, Philo, comprise those "learned in the law "under the name of old men.