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Age roles
The ways in which people of different ages interact or are expected to act in a given culture.
Key passages
Job 32:4–7

Thus Elihu had waited for Job to speak because they were older than he. When Elihu saw that there was no answer in the mouth of the three men, he became angry. Then Elihu the son of Barakel the Buzite spoke up and said, “I am young, but you are old; therefore I feared …

Ec 10:16

Woe to you, O land, when your king is a youth and your princes feast in the morning.

Je 1:6–8

Then I said, “Ah, Lord Yahweh! Look, I do not know how to speak, for I am a youth.” But Yahweh said to me, “You must not say, ‘I am a youth,’ for to whomever I send you, you will go, and whatever I command you, you will speak. Do not be afraid of them, for I am with you to deliver you,” …

Lk 18:15–17

Now they were bringing even their babies to him so that he could touch them. But when the disciples saw it, they rebuked them. But Jesus called them to himself, saying, “Allow the children to come to me, and do not forbid them, for to such belongs the kingdom …

1 Ti 5:1–2

Do not rebuke an older man, but appeal to him as a father, younger men as brothers, older women as mothers, younger women as sisters, with all purity.