Elihu is angry with Job and his three friends.
Job 32:1 So these three men ceased to answer Job, because he seemed just to himself. Job 32:2 And Eliu the son of Barachel the Buzite of the kindred of Ram, was angry and was moved to indignation: now he was angry against Job, because he said he was just before God. Job 32:3 And he was angry with his friends, because they had not found a reasonable answer, but only had condemned Job. Job 32:4 So Eliu waited while Job was speaking because they were his elders that were speaking. Job 32:5 But when he saw that the three were not able to answer, he was exceedingly angry.
Because wisdom cometh not from age, he excuseth the boldness of his youth.
Job 32:6 Then Eliu the son of Barachel the Buzite answered, and said: I am younger in days, and you are more ancient, therefore hanging down my head, I was afraid to shew you my opinion. Job 32:7 For I hoped that greater age would speak, and that a multitude of years would teach wisdom. Job 32:8 But, as I see, there is a spirit in men, and the inspiration of the Almighty giveth understanding. Job 32:9 They that are aged are not the wise men, neither do the ancients understand judgment. Job 32:10 Therefore I will speak: Hearken to me, I also will shew you my wisdom.
He reproveth them for not satisfying Job.
Job 32:11 For I have waited for your words, I have given ear to your wisdom, as long as you were disputing in words. Job 32:12 And as long as I thought you said some thing, I considered: but, as I see, there is none of you that can convince Job, and answer his words. Job 32:13 Lest you should say: We have found wisdom, God hath cast him down, not man. Job 32:14 He hath spoken nothing to me, and I will not answer him according to your words. Job 32:15 They were afraid, and answered no more, and they left off speaking.
His zeal to speak.
Job 32:16 Therefore because I have waited, and they have not spoken: they stood, and answered no more: Job 32:17 I also will answer my part, and will shew my knowledge. Job 32:18 For I am full of matter to speak of, and the spirit of my bowels straiteneth me. Job 32:19 Behold, my belly is as new wine which wanteth vent, which bursteth the new vessels. Job 32:20 I will speak and take breath a little: I will open my lips, and will answer. Job 32:21 I will not accept the person of man, and I will not level God with man. Job 32:22 For I know not how long I shall continue, and whether after a while my Maker may take me away.