Speech of Elihu
32:1 So these three men ceased to answer Job,
because he was righteous in his own eyes.
32:2 Then was kindled the wrath of Elihu the son of
Barachel the Buzite, of the kindred of Ram: against Job was
his wrath kindled, because he justified himself rather than
32:3 Also against his three friends was his wrath kindled,
because they had found no answer, and yet had condemned Job.
32:4 Now Elihu had waited till Job had spoken, because they
were elder than he.
32:5 When Elihu saw that there was no answer in the mouth
of these three men, then his wrath was kindled.
32:6 And Elihu the son of Barachel the Buzite answered and
said, I am young, and ye are very old; wherefore I was
afraid, and durst not shew you mine opinion.
32:7 I said, Days should speak, and multitude of years
should teach wisdom.
32:8 But there is a spirit in man: and the inspiration of
the Almighty giveth them understanding.
32:9 Great men are not always wise: neither do the aged
32:10 Therefore I said, Hearken to me; I also will shew
32:11 Behold, I waited for your words; I gave ear to your
reasons, whilst ye searched out what to say.
32:12 Yea, I attended unto you, and, behold, there was none
of you that convinced Job, or that answered his words:
32:13 Lest ye should say, We have found out wisdom: God
thrusteth him down, not man.
32:14 Now he hath not directed his words against me:
neither will I answer him with your speeches.
32:15 They were amazed, they answered no more: they left
32:16 When I had waited, (for they spake not, but stood
still, and answered no more;)
32:17 I said, I will answer also my part, I also will shew
32:18 For I am full of matter, the spirit within me
32:19 Behold, my belly is as wine which hath no vent; it is
ready to burst like new bottles.
32:20 I will speak, that I may be refreshed: I will open my
lips and answer.
32:21 Let me not, I pray you, accept any man's person,
neither let me give flattering titles unto man.
32:22 For I know not to give flattering titles; in so doing
my maker would soon take me away.