Job 32 (Revised Standard Version)

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1 So these three men ceased to answer Job, because he was righteous in his own eyes. 2 Then Eli'hu the son of Bar'achel the Buzite, of the family of Ram, became angry. He was angry at Job because he justified himself rather than God; 3 he was angry also at Job's three friends because they had found no answer, although they had declared Job to be in the wrong. 4 Now Eli'hu had waited to speak to Job because they were older than he. 5 And when Eli'hu saw that there was no answer in the mouth of these three men, he became angry. 6 And Eli'hu the son of Bar'achel the Buzite answered: "I am young in years, and you are aged; therefore I was timid and afraid to declare my opinion to you. 7 I said, 'Let days speak, and many years teach wisdom.' 8 But it is the spirit in a man, the breath of the Almighty, that makes him understand. 9 It is not the old that are wise, nor the aged that understand what is right. 10 Therefore I say, 'Listen to me; let me also declare my opinion.' 11 "Behold, I waited for your words, I listened for your wise sayings, while you searched out what to say. 12 I gave you my attention, and, behold, there was none that confuted Job, or that answered his words, among you. 13 Beware lest you say, 'We have found wisdom; God may vanquish him, not man.' 14 He has not directed his words against me, and I will not answer him with your speeches. 15 "They are discomfited, they answer no more; they have not a word to say. 16 And shall I wait, because they do not speak, because they stand there, and answer no more? 17 I also will give my answer; I also will declare my opinion. 18 For I am full of words, the spirit within me constrains me. 19 Behold, my heart is like wine that has no vent; like new wineskins, it is ready to burst. 20 I must speak, that I may find relief; I must open my lips and answer. 21 I will not show partiality to any person or use flattery toward any man. 22 For I do not know how to flatter, else would my Maker soon put an end to me.
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