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.
I thought, 'Age should speak; advanced years should teach wisdom.'2
But it is the spirit3 in a man, the breath of the Almighty,4 that gives him understanding.5
It is not only the old who are wise,6 not only the aged7 who understand what is right.8
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