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Jó 32

1 So these three men ceased to answere Iob, because he esteemed himselfe iust.

2 Then was kindled the wrath of Elihu the son of Barachel theWhich came from Buz, the son of Nahor, Abraham's brother.Buzite, of the kindred ofOr, as the Chaldee translation reads, Abram.Ram: against Job was his wrath kindled, because he justified himselfBy making himself innocent, and by charging God of rigour.rather than God.

3 Also his anger was kindled against his three friends, because they could not finde an answere, and yet condemned Iob.

4 Now Elihu had waited till Job had spoken, becauseThat is, the three mentioned before.they [were] elder than he.

5 So when Elihu saw, that there was none answere in the mouth of the three men, his wrath was kindled.

6 Therefore Elihu the sonne of Barachel, the Buzite answered, & sayd, I am yong in yeres, and ye are ancient: therefore I doubted, and was afraide to shewe you mine opinion.

7 I said, DaysMeaning, the ancient, who have experience.should speak, and multitude of years should teach wisdom.

8 But [there is] a spirit in man:It is a special gift of God that man has understanding and comes neither from nature nor by age.and the inspiration of the Almighty giveth them understanding.

9 Great men are not alway wise, neither doe the aged alway vnderstand iudgement.

10 Therefore I say, Heare me, and I will shew also mine opinion.

11 Behold, I waited for your words; I gave ear to your reasons, whilst ye searched outTo prove that Job's affliction came for his sins.what to say.

12 Yea, when I had considered you, lo, there was none of you that reproued Iob, nor answered his wordes:

13 Lest ye should say, We haveFlatter yourselves as though you had overcome him.found out wisdom: God thrusteth him down, not man.

14 NowThat is, Job.he hath not directed [his] words against me: neither will I answerHe uses almost the same arguments but without taunting and reproaches.him with your speeches.

15 Then they fearing, answered no more, but left off their talke.

16 When I had wayted (for they spake not, but stood still and answered no more)

17 Then answered I in my turne, and I shewed mine opinion.

18 For I am full ofI have conceived in my mind a great store of reasons.matter, the spirit within me constraineth me.

19 Beholde, my belly is as the wine, which hath no vent, and like the new bottels that brast.

20 Therefore will I speake, that I may take breath: I will open my lippes, and will answere.

21 Let me not, I pray you, accept any man's person,I will neither have regard for riches, credit, nor authority but will speak the very truth.neither let me give flattering titles unto man.

22 For I know not to give flatteringThe Hebrew word signifies to change the name as to call a fool a wise man: meaning, that he would not cloak the truth to flatter men.titles; [in so doing] my maker would soon take me away.

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