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Job 32

Elihu is angry with Job and his three friends.

Job 32:1 So these three men ceased to answere Iob, because he esteemed himselfe iust. Job 32:2 Then the wrath of Elihu the sonne of Barachel the Buzite, of the familie of Ram, was kindled: his wrath, I say, was kindled against Iob, because he iustified himselfe more then God. Job 32:3 Also his anger was kindled against his three friends, because they could not finde an answere, and yet condemned Iob. Job 32:4 (Now Elihu had wayted til Iob had spoken: for they were more ancient in yeeres then he) Job 32:5 So when Elihu saw, that there was none answere in the mouth of the three men, his wrath was kindled.

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

Job 32:6 Therefore Elihu the sonne of Barachel, the Buzite answered, & sayd, I am yong in yeres, and ye are ancient: therefore I doubted, and was afraide to shewe you mine opinion. Job 32:7 For I said, The dayes shall speake, and the multitude of yeeres shall teach wisedome. Job 32:8 Surely there is a spirite in man, but the inspiration of the Almightie giueth vnderstanding. Job 32:9 Great men are not alway wise, neither doe the aged alway vnderstand iudgement. Job 32:10 Therefore I say, Heare me, and I will shew also mine opinion.

He reproveth them for not satisfying Job.

Job 32:11 Behold, I did waite vpon your wordes, and hearkened vnto your knowledge, whiles you sought out reasons. Job 32:12 Yea, when I had considered you, lo, there was none of you that reproued Iob, nor answered his wordes: Job 32:13 Lest ye should say, We haue found wisedome: for God hath cast him downe, and no man. Job 32:14 Yet hath he not directed his words to me, neyther will I answere him by your wordes. Job 32:15 Then they fearing, answered no more, but left off their talke.

His zeal to speak.

Job 32:16 When I had wayted (for they spake not, but stood still and answered no more) Job 32:17 Then answered I in my turne, and I shewed mine opinion. Job 32:18 For I am full of matter, and the spirite within me compelleth me. Job 32:19 Beholde, my belly is as the wine, which hath no vent, and like the new bottels that brast. Job 32:20 Therefore will I speake, that I may take breath: I will open my lippes, and will answere. Job 32:21 I will not now accept the person of man, neyther will I giue titles to man. Job 32:22 For I may not giue titles, lest my Maker should take me away suddenly.

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