Elihu son of Barachel the Buzite said: I'm young and you're old, so I held back, afraid to express my opinion to you.
I thought, Let days speak; let multiple years make wisdom known.
But the spirit in a person, the Almighty's breath, gives understanding.
The advanced in days aren't wise; the old don't understand what's right.
Therefore, I say: "Listen to me; I'll state my view, even I."
Look, I waited while you spoke, listened while you reasoned, while you searched for words.
I was attentive to you, but you offered no rebuke to Job, no answer from you for his words.
Be careful you don't say, "We've found wisdom; God, not a person, will defeat him."
Now Job hasn't addressed me, and I won't quote you to him.
They are troubled, no longer answer; words now escape them.
I waited, but they didn't speak, for they stood but answered no more.
I will answer. Indeed, I will state my piece; I too will declare my view,
for I'm full of words. The spirit in my belly compels me.
Look, my belly is like unopened wine; like new wineskins it will burst.
I will speak and get relief; I will open my lips and respond.
I won't be partial to anyone, won't flatter a person;
for I don't know flattery; otherwise my maker would quickly whisk me away.