Job 32 CEBA

Introduction of Elihu

1 These three men stopped answering Job because he thought he was righteous.a

References for Job 32:1

    • ½ 32:1 - Or <i>was righteous in his own eyes</i>
      2 Elihu son of Barachel the Buzite from the clan of Ram was angry, angry with Job because he considered himself more righteous than God.
      3 He was also angry with his three friends because they hadn't found an answer but nevertheless thought Job wicked.
      4 Elihu had waited while Job spoke, for they were older than he.
      5 When Elihu saw that there had been no response in the speeches of the three men, he became very angry.

      Elihu’s justification for speaking

      6 Elihu son of Barachel the Buzite said: I'm young and you're old, so I held back, afraid to express my opinion to you.

      References for Job 32:6

          7 I thought, Let days speak; let multiple years make wisdom known.
          8 But the spirit in a person, the Almighty's breath, gives understanding.
          9 The advanced in days aren't wise; the old don't understand what's right.
          10 Therefore, I say: "Listen to me; I'll state my view, even I."
          11 Look, I waited while you spoke, listened while you reasoned, while you searched for words.
          12 I was attentive to you, but you offered no rebuke to Job, no answer from you for his words.
          13 Be careful you don't say, "We've found wisdom; God, not a person, will defeat him."
          14 Now Jobb hasn't addressed me, and I won't quote you to him.

          References for Job 32:14

            • ¾ 32:14 - Or <i>he</i>
              15 They are troubled, no longer answer; words now escape them.
              16 I waited, but they didn't speak, for they stood but answered no more.
              17 I will answer. Indeed, I will statec my piece; I too will declare my view,

              References for Job 32:17

                • ¿ 32:17 - Heb lacks <i>will state.</i>
                  18 for I'm full of words. The spirit in my belly compels me.
                  19 Look, my belly is like unopened wine; like new wineskins it will burst.
                  20 I will speak and get relief; I will open my lips and respond.
                  21 I won't be partial to anyone, won't flatter a person;
                  22 for I don't know flattery; otherwise my maker would quickly whisk me away.