Parallel Bible results for Job 32

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Job 32

NLT 1 Job’s three friends refused to reply further to him because he kept insisting on his innocence. NIV 1 So these three men stopped answering Job, because he was righteous in his own eyes. NLT 2 Then Elihu son of Barakel the Buzite, of the clan of Ram, became angry. He was angry because Job refused to admit that he had sinned and that God was right in punishing him. NIV 2 But Elihu son of Barakel the Buzite, of the family of Ram, became very angry with Job for justifying himself rather than God. NLT 3 He was also angry with Job’s three friends, for they made God appear to be wrong by their inability to answer Job’s arguments. NIV 3 He was also angry with the three friends, because they had found no way to refute Job, and yet had condemned him. NLT 4 Elihu had waited for the others to speak to Job because they were older than he. NIV 4 Now Elihu had waited before speaking to Job because they were older than he. NLT 5 But when he saw that they had no further reply, he spoke out angrily. NIV 5 But when he saw that the three men had nothing more to say, his anger was aroused. NLT 6 Elihu son of Barakel the Buzite said, “I am young and you are old, so I held back from telling you what I think. NIV 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. NLT 7 I thought, ‘Those who are older should speak, for wisdom comes with age.’ NIV 7 I thought, 'Age should speak; advanced years should teach wisdom.' NLT 8 But there is a spirit within people, the breath of the Almighty within them, that makes them intelligent. NIV 8 But it is the spirit in a man, the breath of the Almighty, that gives him understanding. NLT 9 Sometimes the elders are not wise. Sometimes the aged do not understand justice. NIV 9 It is not only the old who are wise, not only the aged who understand what is right. NLT 10 So listen to me, and let me tell you what I think. NIV 10 "Therefore I say: Listen to me; I too will tell you what I know. NLT 11 “I have waited all this time, listening very carefully to your arguments, listening to you grope for words. NIV 11 I waited while you spoke, I listened to your reasoning; while you were searching for words, NLT 12 I have listened, but not one of you has refuted Job or answered his arguments. NIV 12 I gave you my full attention. But not one of you has proved Job wrong; none of you has answered his arguments. NLT 13 And don’t tell me, ‘He is too wise for us. Only God can convince him.’ NIV 13 Do not say, 'We have found wisdom; let God refute him, not man.' NLT 14 If Job had been arguing with me, I would not answer with your kind of logic! NIV 14 But Job has not marshaled his words against me, and I will not answer him with your arguments. NLT 15 You sit there baffled, with nothing more to say. NIV 15 "They are dismayed and have no more to say; words have failed them. NLT 16 Should I continue to wait, now that you are silent? Must I also remain silent? NIV 16 Must I wait, now that they are silent, now that they stand there with no reply? NLT 17 No, I will say my piece. I will speak my mind. NIV 17 I too will have my say; I too will tell what I know. NLT 18 For I am full of pent-up words, and the spirit within me urges me on. NIV 18 For I am full of words, and the spirit within me compels me; NLT 19 I am like a cask of wine without a vent, like a new wineskin ready to burst! NIV 19 inside I am like bottled-up wine, like new wineskins ready to burst. NLT 20 I must speak to find relief, so let me give my answers. NIV 20 I must speak and find relief; I must open my lips and reply. NLT 21 I won’t play favorites or try to flatter anyone. NIV 21 I will show partiality to no one, nor will I flatter any man; NLT 22 For if I tried flattery, my Creator would soon destroy me. NIV 22 for if I were skilled in flattery, my Maker would soon take me away.