1 And these three men ceased to answer Job, because he was righteous in his own eyes.
2 Then was kindled the anger of Elihu the son of Barachel, the Buzite, of the family of Ram: against Job was his anger kindled, because he justified himself rather than God;

References for Job 32:2

    • a 32:2 - Meaning, 'God (or, whose God) is He.'
    • b 32:2 - Gen. 22.21.
      3 and against his three friends was his anger kindled, because they found no answer, and [yet] condemned Job.
      4 But Elihu had waited till Job had finished speaking, because they were older than he.

      References for Job 32:4

        • c 32:4 - Lit. 'awaited Job during [his] words.'
          5 And Elihu saw that there was no answer in the mouth of the three men, and his anger was kindled.
          6 And Elihu the son of Barachel the Buzite answered and said, I am young, and ye are aged; wherefore I was timid, and feared to shew you what I know.
          7 I said, Let days speak, and multitude of years teach wisdom.
          8 But there is a spirit which is in man; and the breath of the Almighty giveth them understanding.

          References for Job 32:8

              9 It is not the great that are wise; neither do the aged understand judgment.
              10 Therefore I say, Hearken to me; I also will shew what I know.
              11 Lo, I waited for your words; I gave ear to your reasonings, until ye searched out what to say.

              References for Job 32:11

                • e 32:11 - Or 'examined the subject.'
                  12 Yea, I gave you mine attention, and behold, there was none of you that confuted Job, that answered his words;
                  13 That ye may not say, We have found out wisdom; God will make him yield, not man.
                  14 Now he hath not directed [his] words against me; and I will not answer him with your speeches. ...
                  15 They were amazed, they answered no more; words failed them.

                  References for Job 32:15

                    • f 32:15 - Or 'were afraid.'
                      16 And I waited, for they spoke not, but stood still, and answered no more; --
                      17 I will answer, I also in my turn, I also will shew what I know:
                      18 For I am full of matter, the spirit within me constraineth me.

                      References for Job 32:18

                        • g 32:18 - Lit. 'my belly.'
                          19 Behold, my belly is as wine which hath no vent; like new flasks, it is ready to burst.
                          20 I will speak, that I may find relief; I will open my lips and answer.
                          21 Let me not, I pray you, accept any man's person; neither will I give flattery to man.
                          22 For I know not how to flatter; my Maker would soon take me away.