Job 32:6-14 NIV

6 So Elihu son of Barakel the Buzite said: "I am young in years, and you are old;1 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.'2

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8 But it is the spirita3 in a man, the breath of the Almighty,4 that gives him understanding.5

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    • b 32:8 - Or "Spirit "; also in verse 18
      9 It is not only the oldb who are wise,6 not only the aged7 who understand what is right.8

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        • c 32:9 - Or "many"; or "great"
          10 "Therefore I say: Listen to me;9 I too will tell you what I know.10

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          11 I waited while you spoke, I listened to your reasoning; while you were searching for words,
          12 I gave you my full attention. But not one of you has proved Job wrong; none of you has answered his arguments.11

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              13 Do not say, 'We have found wisdom;12 let God refute13 him, not man.'

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              14 But Job has not marshaled his words against me,14 and I will not answer him with your arguments.

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