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32 So these three men quit answering Job, because he was righteous in his own eyes.n 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. He was also angry at Job’s three friends because they had failed to refute him and yet had condemned him.G

Now Elihu had waited to speak to Job because they were all older than he. But when he saw that the three men could not answer Job, he became angry.

So Elihu son of Barachel the Buzite replied:

I am young in years,

while you are old;

therefore I was timid and afraid

to tella you what I know.

I thought that age should speak

and maturity should teach wisdom.

But it is the spirit in a person—

the breathb from the Almighty—

that gives anyone understanding.

It is not only the old who are wise

or the elderly who understand how to judge.

10 Therefore I say, “Listen to me.

I too will declare what I know.”

11 Look, I waited for your conclusions;

I listened to your insights

as you sought for words.

12 I paid close attention to you.

Yet no one proved Job wrong;

not one of you refuted his arguments.

13 So do not claim, “We have found wisdom;

let God deal with him, not man.”

14 But Job has not directed his argument to me,

and I will not respond to him with your arguments.

15 Job’s friends are dismayed and can no longer answer;

words have left them.

16 Should I continue to wait now that they are silent,

now that they stand there and no longer answer?

17 I too will answer;A

yes, I will tell what I know.

18 For I am full of words,

and my spiritB compels me to speak.c

19 My heartC is like unvented wine;

it is about to burst like new wineskins.d

20 I must speak so that I can find relief;

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.

22 For I do not know how to give such titles;

otherwise, my Maker would remove me in an instant.


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