1 So these three men ceased to answer Job, because he was righteous in his own eyes.
2 Then was kindled the wrath of Elihu the son of Barachel the Buzite, of the kindred of Ram: against Job was his wrath kindled, because he justified himselfa rather than God.

References for Job 32:2

    • Ď 32:2 - himself: Heb. his soul
      3 Also against his three friends was his wrath kindled, because they had found no answer, and yet had condemned Job.
      4 Now Elihu had waitedb till Job had spoken, because they were elder than he.

      References for Job 32:4

        • ď 32:4 - waited...: Heb. expected Job in words
          5 When Elihu saw that there was no answer in the mouth of these three men, then his wrath was kindled.
          6 And Elihu the son of Barachel the Buzite answered and said, I am young*,c and ye are very old; wherefore I was afraid, and durst not shew you mine opinion.

          References for Job 32:6

            • Đ 32:6 - young: Heb. few of days
              7 I said, Days should speak, and multitude of years should teach wisdom.
              8 But there is a spirit in man: and the inspiration of the Almighty giveth them understanding.
              9 Great men are not always wise: neither do the aged understand judgment.
              10 Therefore I said, Hearken to me; I also will shew mine opinion.
              11 Behold, I waited for your words; I gave ear to your reasons,d whilst ye searched out what to say.

              References for Job 32:11

                • đ 32:11 - reasons: Heb. understandings
                  12 Yea, I attended unto you, and, behold, there was none of you that convinced Job, or that answered his words:
                  13 Lest ye should say, We have found out wisdom: God thrusteth him down, not man.
                  14 Now he hath not directede his words against me: neither will I answer him with your speeches.

                  References for Job 32:14

                    • Ē 32:14 - directed: or, ordered
                      15 They were amazed, they answered no more: they left off speaking.
                      16 When I had waited, (for they spake not, but stood still, and answered no more;)
                      17 I said, I will answer also my part, I also will shew mine opinion.
                      18 For I am full of matter,f the spirit within me constraineth me.

                      References for Job 32:18

                        • ē 32:18 - matter: Heb. words
                          19 Behold, my belly is as wine which hath no vent; it is ready to burst like new bottles.
                          20 I will speak, that I may be refreshed: I will open my lips and answer.
                          21 Let me not, I pray you, accept any man's person, neither let me give flattering titles unto man.
                          22 For I know not to give flattering titles; in so doing my maker would soon take me away.