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Job 32

NRS 1 So these three men ceased to answer Job, because he was righteous in his own eyes. NIV 1 So these three men stopped answering Job, because he was righteous in his own eyes. NRS 2 Then Elihu son of Barachel the Buzite, of the family of Ram, became angry. He was angry at Job because he justified himself rather than God; 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. NRS 3 he was angry also at Job's three friends because they had found no answer, though they had declared Job to be in the wrong. NIV 3 He was also angry with the three friends, because they had found no way to refute Job, and yet had condemned him. NRS 4 Now Elihu had waited 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. NRS 5 But when Elihu saw that there was no answer in the mouths of these three men, he became angry. NIV 5 But when he saw that the three men had nothing more to say, his anger was aroused. NRS 6 Elihu son of Barachel the Buzite answered: "I am young in years, and you are aged; therefore I was timid and afraid to declare my opinion to you. 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. NRS 7 I said, "Let days speak, and many years teach wisdom.' NIV 7 I thought, 'Age should speak; advanced years should teach wisdom.' NRS 8 But truly it is the spirit in a mortal, the breath of the Almighty, that makes for understanding. NIV 8 But it is the spirit in a man, the breath of the Almighty, that gives him understanding. NRS 9 It is not the old that are wise, nor the aged that understand what is right. NIV 9 It is not only the old who are wise, not only the aged who understand what is right. NRS 10 Therefore I say, "Listen to me; let me also declare my opinion.' NIV 10 "Therefore I say: Listen to me; I too will tell you what I know. NRS 11 "See, I waited for your words, I listened for your wise sayings, while you searched out what to say. NIV 11 I waited while you spoke, I listened to your reasoning; while you were searching for words, NRS 12 I gave you my attention, but there was in fact no one that confuted Job, no one among you that answered his words. NIV 12 I gave you my full attention. But not one of you has proved Job wrong; none of you has answered his arguments. NRS 13 Yet do not say, "We have found wisdom; God may vanquish him, not a human.' NIV 13 Do not say, 'We have found wisdom; let God refute him, not man.' NRS 14 He has not directed his words against me, and I will not answer him with your speeches. NIV 14 But Job has not marshaled his words against me, and I will not answer him with your arguments. NRS 15 "They are dismayed, they answer no more; they have not a word to say. NIV 15 "They are dismayed and have no more to say; words have failed them. NRS 16 And am I to wait, because they do not speak, because they stand there, and answer no more? NIV 16 Must I wait, now that they are silent, now that they stand there with no reply? NRS 17 I also will give my answer; I also will declare my opinion. NIV 17 I too will have my say; I too will tell what I know. NRS 18 For I am full of words; the spirit within me constrains me. NIV 18 For I am full of words, and the spirit within me compels me; NRS 19 My heart is indeed like wine that has no vent; like new wineskins, it is ready to burst. NIV 19 inside I am like bottled-up wine, like new wineskins ready to burst. NRS 20 I must speak, so that I may find relief; I must open my lips and answer. NIV 20 I must speak and find relief; I must open my lips and reply. NRS 21 I will not show partiality to any person or use flattery toward anyone. NIV 21 I will show partiality to no one, nor will I flatter any man; NRS 22 For I do not know how to flatter— or my Maker would soon put an end to me! NIV 22 for if I were skilled in flattery, my Maker would soon take me away.