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Job 32

ESV 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. ESV 2 Then Elihu the son of Barachel the Buzite, of the family of Ram, burned with anger. He burned with anger 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. ESV 3 He burned with anger also at Job's three friends because they had found no answer, although 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. ESV 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. ESV 5 And when Elihu saw that there was no answer in the mouth of these three men, he burned with anger. NIV 5 But when he saw that the three men had nothing more to say, his anger was aroused. ESV 6 And Elihu the son of Barachel the Buzite answered and said: "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. ESV 7 I said, 'Let days speak, and many years teach wisdom.' NIV 7 I thought, ‘Age should speak; advanced years should teach wisdom.’ ESV 8 But it is the spirit in man, the breath of the Almighty, that makes him understand. NIV 8 But it is the spirit in a person, the breath of the Almighty, that gives them understanding. ESV 9 It is not the old who are wise, nor the aged who understand what is right. NIV 9 It is not only the old who are wise, not only the aged who understand what is right. ESV 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. ESV 11 "Behold, 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, ESV 12 I gave you my attention, and, behold, there was none among you who refuted Job or who 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. ESV 13 Beware lest you say, 'We have found wisdom; God may vanquish him, not a man.' NIV 13 Do not say, ‘We have found wisdom; let God, not a man, refute him.’ ESV 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. ESV 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. ESV 16 And shall I 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? ESV 17 I also will answer with my share; I also will declare my opinion. NIV 17 I too will have my say; I too will tell what I know. ESV 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; ESV 19 Behold, my belly is like wine that has no vent; like new wineskins ready to burst. NIV 19 inside I am like bottled-up wine, like new wineskins ready to burst. ESV 20 I must speak, 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. ESV 21 I will not show partiality to any man or use flattery toward any person. NIV 21 I will show no partiality, nor will I flatter anyone; ESV 22 For I do not know how to flatter, else my Maker would soon take me away. NIV 22 for if I were skilled in flattery, my Maker would soon take me away.

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