32 So these three men quit answering Job, because he was righteous in his own eyes.n 2 Then Elihu son of Barachel the Buziteo from the family of Ram became angry. He was angry at Job because he had justifiedp himself rather than God. 3 He was also angry at Job’s three friends because they had failed to refute him and yet had condemned him.G
while you are old;
therefore I was timid and afraid
to tella you what I know.
and maturity should teach wisdom.
the breathb from the Almighty—
that gives anyone understanding.
or the elderly who understand how to judge.
I too will declare what I know.”
I listened to your insights
as you sought for words.
Yet no one proved Job wrong;
not one of you refuted his arguments.
let God deal with him, not man.”
and I will not respond to him with your arguments.
words have left them.
now that they stand there and no longer answer?
17 I too will answer;A
yes, I will tell what I know.
19 My heartC is like unvented wine;
it is about to burst like new wineskins.d
I must open my lips and respond.
21 I will be partial to no one,e
and I will not give anyone an undeserved title.
otherwise, my Maker would remove me in an instant.
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