JOB 32

Jb 32:1Then these three men ceased answering Job, for he was righteous in his own eyes.

Jb 32:2And the anger of Elihu the son of Barachel the Buzite, of the family of Ram, was kindled. Against Job was his anger kindled because he justified himself rather than God;

Jb 32:3And against his three friends was his anger kindled because they had found no answer but had condemned Job.

Jb 32:4Now Elihu had waited to speak with Job, because they were older than he.

Jb 32:5But when Elihu saw that there was no answer in the mouth of the three men, his anger was kindled.

Jb 32:6So Elihu the son of Barachel the Buzite answered and said,
I am young, / And you are aged; / Therefore I shrank back and was afraid / To declare to you what I know.

Jb 32:7I said, Let age speak, / And let the multitude of years make wisdom known.

Jb 32:8But there is a spirit in man, / And the breath of the Almighty gives them understanding.

Jb 32:9It is not the great who are wise, / Nor the old who understand justice.

Jb 32:10Therefore I say, Hear me; / I also will declare what I know.

Jb 32:11Indeed, I have waited out your words; / I have given ear to your reasonings, / While you searched for what to say.

Jb 32:12Indeed I gave you my full attention; / But no one here could refute Job; / None of you answered his words.

Jb 32:13Do not say, We have found wisdom; / God will defeat him, not man.

Jb 32:14But he did not arrange his words against me; / Neither will I respond to him with your speeches.

Jb 32:15They are dismayed; they answer no more; / Words fail them.

Jb 32:16Then should I wait? For they do not speak, / For they stand still; they answer no more.

Jb 32:17I also will answer what has been apportioned to me; / I also will declare what I know.

Jb 32:18For I am full of words; / The spirit in my inward parts constrains me.

Jb 32:19Indeed, my inward parts are like wine that is not vented; / Like new wineskins, they are about to burst.

Jb 32:20Let me speak, that there may be relief for me; / Let me open my lips and answer.

Jb 32:21Let me not, I beg you, respect any man’s person, / Nor flatter any man;

Jb 32:22For I do not know how to flatter — / My Maker would soon bear me off.

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