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 God.
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] older 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 show you my opinion.
32:7 I said, Days should speak, and multitude of years should
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 show my
32:11 Behold, I waited for your words; I gave ear to your
reasons, whilst ye searched out what to say.
32:12 Yes, I attended to 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 off
32:16 When I had waited, (for they spoke not, but stood still,
[and] answered no more;)
32:17 [I said], I will answer also my part, I also will show my
32:18 For I am full of matter, the spirit within me constraineth
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
32:21 Let me not, I pray you, accept any man's person, neither
let me give flattering titles to man.
32:22 For I know not to give flattering titles; [in so doing],
my Maker would soon take me away.