Job 32 KJV/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 So these three men ceased to answer Job, because he was righteous in his own eyes. 1 So these three men stopped answering 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. 2 But Elihu son of Barakel the Buzite, of the family of Ram, became very angry with Job for justifying 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. 3 He was also angry with the three friends, because they had found no way to refute Job, and yet had condemned him.
4 Now Elihu had waited till Job had spoken, because they were elder than he. 4 Now Elihu had waited before speaking to Job because they were older than he.
5 When Elihu saw that there was no answer in the mouth of these three men, then his wrath was kindled . 5 But when he saw that the three men had nothing more to say, his anger was aroused.
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. 6 So Elihu son of Barakel the Buzite said: "I am young in years, and you are old; that is why I was fearful, not daring to tell you what I know.
7 I said , Days should speak , and multitude of years should teach wisdom. 7 I thought, 'Age should speak; advanced years should teach wisdom.'
8 But there is a spirit in man: and the inspiration of the Almighty giveth them understanding . 8 But it is the spirit in a man, the breath of the Almighty, that gives him understanding.
9 Great men are not always wise : neither do the aged understand judgment. 9 It is not only the old who are wise, not only the aged who understand what is right.
10 Therefore I said , Hearken to me; I also will shew mine opinion. 10 "Therefore I say: Listen to me; I too will tell you what I know.
11 Behold, I waited for your words; I gave ear to your reasons, whilst ye searched out what to say. 11 I waited while you spoke, I listened to your reasoning; while you were searching for words,
12 Yea, I attended unto you, and, behold, there was none of you that convinced Job, or that answered his words: 12 I gave you my full attention. But not one of you has proved Job wrong; none of you has answered his arguments.
13 Lest ye should say , We have found out wisdom: God thrusteth him down , not man. 13 Do not say, 'We have found wisdom; let God refute him, not man.'
14 Now he hath not directed his words against me: neither will I answer him with your speeches. 14 But Job has not marshaled his words against me, and I will not answer him with your arguments.
15 They were amazed , they answered no more: they left off speaking. 15 "They are dismayed and have no more to say; words have failed them.
16 When I had waited , (for they spake not, but stood still , and answered no more;) 16 Must I wait, now that they are silent, now that they stand there with no reply?
17 I said, I will answer also my part, I also will shew mine opinion. 17 I too will have my say; I too will tell what I know.
18 For I am full of matter, the spirit within me constraineth me. 18 For I am full of words, and the spirit within me compels me;
19 Behold, my belly is as wine which hath no vent ; it is ready to burst like new bottles. 19 inside I am like bottled-up wine, like new wineskins ready to burst.
20 I will speak , that I may be refreshed : I will open my lips and answer . 20 I must speak and find relief; I must open my lips and reply.
21 Let me not, I pray you, accept any man's person, neither let me give flattering titles unto man. 21 I will show partiality to no one, nor will I flatter any man;
22 For I know not to give flattering titles ; in so doing my maker would soon take me away . 22 for if I were skilled in flattery, my Maker would soon take me away.