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 himself rather than God.
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 waited till Job had spoken, because they were elder than he.
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 *, and ye are very old; wherefore I was afraid , and durst not shew you mine opinion.
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, whilst ye searched out what to say.
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 directed his words against me: neither will I answer him with your speeches.
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, the spirit within me constraineth me.
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 .