Elihu in Anger Rebukes Job

1 Then these three men ceased answering Job, because he was 1righteous in his own eyes.

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2 But the anger of Elihu the son of Barachel the 2Buzite, of the family of Ram burned; against Job his anger burned 3because he justified himself 4before God.

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3 And his anger burned against his three friends because * they had found no answer, and yet had condemned Job.
4 Now Elihu had waited to speak to Job because they were years older than he.

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    • b 32:4 - Lit "for Job with words;" or possibly "while they were speaking with Job"
      5 And when Elihu saw that there was no answer in the mouth of the three men his anger burned.
      6 So Elihu the son of Barachel the Buzite spoke out and said, "I am young in years and you are 5old; Therefore * I was shy and afraid to tell you what I think.

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        • c 32:6 - Lit "answered"
        • d 32:6 - Lit "my knowledge"
          7 "I thought 6age should speak, And increased years should teach wisdom.

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            • e 32:7 - Lit "said"
            • f 32:7 - Lit "days"
            • g 32:7 - Lit "many"
              8 "But it is a spirit in man, And the 7breath of the Almighty gives them 8understanding.

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              9 "The abundant in years may not be wise, Nor may 9elders understand justice.

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                • h 32:9 - Or "nobles"
                  10 "So I say, 'Listen to me, I too will tell what I think.'

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                    • i 32:10 - Or "said"
                    • j 32:10 - Lit "my knowledge"
                      11 "Behold, I waited for your words, I listened to your reasonings, While you pondered what to say.

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                        • k 32:11 - Lit "searched out words"
                          12 "I even paid close attention to you; Indeed, there was no one who refuted Job, Not one of you who answered his words.

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                              13 "Do not say, '10We have found wisdom; God will rout him, not man.'

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                                • m 32:13 - Lit "drive away"
                                  14 "For he has not arranged his words against me, Nor will I reply to him with your arguments.

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                                      15 "They are dismayed, they no longer answer; Words have failed them.

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                                        • o 32:15 - Lit "moved away from"
                                          16 "Shall I wait, because they do not speak, Because they stop and no longer answer?

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                                              17 "I too will answer my share, I also will tell my opinion.
                                              18 "For I am full of words; The spirit within me constrains me.
                                              19 "Behold, my belly is like unvented wine, Like new wineskins it is about to burst.
                                              20 "Let me speak that I may get relief; Let me open my lips and answer.
                                              21 "Let me now 11be partial * to no one, Nor flatter any man.

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                                              22 "For I do not know how to flatter, Else my Maker would soon take me away.