Job 32 CJB

1 So these three men stopped trying to answer Iyov, because he remained convinced of his own righteousness.
2 But then the anger of Elihu the son of Barakh'el the Buzi, from the family of Ram, blazed up against Iyov for thinking he was right and God wrong.
3 His anger also blazed up against his three friends, because they had found no answer to Iyov but condemned him anyway.
4 Elihu had waited to speak to Iyov because they were older than he;
5 however, when Elihu saw that these three had no answer, his anger flared up.
6 Elihu the son of Barakh'el the Buzi said: "I am young, and you are old, so I held back from telling you my opinion.
7 I said, 'Age should speak; an abundance of years should teach wisdom.'
8 But it is the spirit in a person, the breath from Shaddai, that gives him understanding -
9 it isn't [only] the great who are wise or the aged who know how to judge.
10 Therefore, I say, listen to me; I too will express my opinion.
11 "Here, I waited for your words, I listened to your reasoning, as you were searching for what to say.
12 I paid attention to you, but none of you convicted Iyov or refuted his arguments.
13 So don't say, 'We found the wise course -Let God defeat him, not a human being.'
14 For he did not direct his words against me, and I won't answer him with your arguments.
15 "They are confused, they don't reply, words have failed them.
16 But must I wait just because they don't speak, just because they stand there, stuck for an answer?
17 No, I will now give my answer; I too will express my opinion.
18 For I am full of words; the spirit within me compels me.
19 Yes, my insides feel like new wine under pressure, like new wineskins ready to burst.
20 I must speak, to find relief; I will open my lips and answer.
21 I will show no favor to anyone, and I will flatter no one;
22 I don't know how to flatter; if I did, my maker would soon put an end to me.