Job 32:1-7 NIV

Elihu

1 So these three men stopped answering Job,1 because he was righteous in his own eyes.2

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      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

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      3 He was also angry with the three friends,6 because they had found no way to refute Job,7 and yet had condemned him.a8

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        • a 32:3 - Masoretic Text; an ancient Hebrew scribal tradition "Job, and so had condemned God"
          4 Now Elihu had waited before speaking to Job because they were older than he.9

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          5 But when he saw that the three men had nothing more to say, his anger was aroused.
          6 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.

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          7 I thought, 'Age should speak; advanced years should teach wisdom.'11

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