So these three men stopped answering Job,1 because he was righteous in his own eyes.2
But Elihu son of Barakel the Buzite,3 of the family of Ram, became very angry with Job for justifying himself4 rather than God.5
He was also angry with the three friends,6 because they had found no way to refute Job,7 and yet had condemned him.8
Now Elihu had waited before speaking to Job because they were older than he.9
But when he saw that the three men had nothing more to say, his anger was aroused.
So Elihu son of Barakel the Buzite said: "I am young in years, and you are old;10 that is why I was fearful, not daring to tell you what I know.
I thought, 'Age should speak; advanced years should teach wisdom.'11
But it is the spirit12 in a man, the breath of the Almighty,13 that gives him understanding.14
It is not only the old who are wise,15 not only the aged16 who understand what is right.17
"Therefore I say: Listen to me;18 I too will tell you what I know.19
I waited while you spoke, I listened to your reasoning; while you were searching for words,