English Revised Version

Job 32

Elihu is angry with Job and his three friends.

Job 32:1 So these three men ceased to answer Job, because he was righteous in his own eyes. Job 32:2 Then was kindled the wrath of Elihu the son of Barachel the Buzite, of the family of Ram: against Job was his wrath kindled, because he justified himself rather than God. Job 32:3 Also against his three friends was his wrath kindled, because they had found no answer, and yet had condemned Job. Job 32:4 Now Elihu had waited to speak unto Job, because they were elder than he. Job 32:5 And when Elihu saw that there was no answer in the mouth of these three men, his wrath was kindled.

Because wisdom cometh not from age, he excuseth the boldness of his youth.

Job 32:6 And Elihu the son of Barachel the Buzite answered and said, I am young, and ye are very old; wherefore I held back, and durst not shew you mine opinion. Job 32:7 I said, Days should speak, and multitude of years should teach wisdom. Job 32:8 But there is a spirit in man, and the breath of the Almighty giveth them understanding. Job 32:9 It is not the great that are wise, nor the aged that understand judgment. Job 32:10 Therefore I said, Hearken to me; I also will shew mine opinion.

He reproveth them for not satisfying Job.

Job 32:11 Behold, I waited for your words, I listened for your reasons, whilst ye searched out what to say. Job 32:12 Yea, I attended unto you, and, behold, there was none that convinced Job, or that answered his words, among you. Job 32:13 Beware lest ye say, We have found wisdom; God may vanquish him, not man: Job 32:14 For he hath not directed his words against me; neither will I answer him with your speeches. Job 32:15 They are amazed, they answer no more: they have not a word to say.

His zeal to speak.

Job 32:16 And shall I wait, because they speak not, because they stand still, and answer no more? Job 32:17 I also will answer my part, I also will shew mine opinion. Job 32:18 For I am full of words; the spirit within me constraineth me. Job 32:19 Behold, my belly is as wine which hath no vent; like new bottles it is ready to burst. Job 32:20 I will speak, that I may be refreshed; I will open my lips and answer. Job 32:21 Let me not, I pray you, respect any man's person; neither will I give flattering titles unto any man. Job 32:22 For I know not to give flattering titles; [else] would my Maker soon take me away.

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