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Jó 32

1 So these three men ceased to answer Job, because he was righteous in his own…: Heb. from answering

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 God.himself: Heb. his soul

3 Also against his three friends was his wrath kindled, because they had found no answer, and yet had condemned Job.

4 Now Elihu had waited till Job had spoken, because they were elder than he.waited…: Heb. expected Job in wordselder: Heb. elder for days

5 When Elihu saw that there was no answer in the mouth of these three men, then his wrath was kindled.

6 And Elihu the son of Barachel the Buzite answered and said, I am young, and ye are very old; therefore I was afraid, and dared not show you my opinion.young: Heb. few of daysdurst…: Heb. feared

7 I said, Days should speak, and multitude of years should teach wisdom.

8 But there is a spirit in man: and the inspiration of the Almighty giveth them understanding.

9 Great men are not always wise: neither do the aged understand judgment.

10 Therefore I said, Hearken to me; I also will show my opinion.

11 Behold, I waited for your words; I gave ear to your reasons, while ye searched out what to say.reasons: Heb. understandingswhat…: Heb. words

12 Yea, I attended to you, and, behold, there was none of you that convinced Job, or that answered his words:

13 Lest ye should say, We have found out wisdom: God thrusteth him down, not man.

14 Now he hath not directed his words against me: neither will I answer him with your speeches.directed: or, ordered

15 They were amazed, they answered no more: they stopped speaking.left…: Heb. removed speeches from themselves

16 When I had waited, (for they spoke not, but stood still, and answered no more;)

17 I said, I will answer also my part, I also will show my opinion.

18 For I am full of matter, the spirit within me constraineth me.matter: Heb. wordsspirit…: Heb. spirit of my belly

19 Behold, my belly is as wine which hath no vent; it is ready to burst like new bottles.hath…: Heb. is not opened

20 I will speak, that I may be refreshed: I will open my lips and…: Heb. breathe

21 Let me not, I pray you, accept any man’s person, neither let me give flattering titles to man.

22 For I know not to give flattering titles; in so doing my maker would soon take me away.

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