|Job 32:1 Then these three men ceased answering Job, because he was righteous in his own eyes.|
|Job 32:2 But the anger of Elihu the son of Barachel the Buzite, of the family of Ram burned; against Job his anger burned because he justified himself before God.|
|Job 32:3 And his anger burned against his three friends because they had found no answer, and yet had condemned Job.|
|Job 32:4 Now Elihu had waited to speak to Job because they were years older than he.|
|Job 32:5 And when Elihu saw that there was no answer in the mouth of the three men his anger burned.|
|Job 32:6 ¶ So Elihu the son of Barachel the Buzite spoke out and said,
"I am young in years and you are old;
Therefore I was shy and afraid to tell you what I think.
|Job 32:7 "I thought age should speak,
And increased years should teach wisdom.
|Job 32:8 "But it is a spirit in man,
And the breath of the Almighty gives them understanding.
|Job 32:9 "The abundant in years may not be wise,
Nor may elders understand justice.
|Job 32:10 "So I say, 'Listen to me,
I too will tell what I think.'
|Job 32:11 ¶ "Behold, I waited for your words,
I listened to your reasonings,
While you pondered what to say.
|Job 32:12 "I even paid close attention to you;
Indeed, there was no one who refuted Job,
Not one of you who answered his words.
|Job 32:13 "Do not say,
'We have found wisdom;
God will rout him, not man.'
|Job 32:14 "For he has not arranged his words against me,
Nor will I reply to him with your arguments.
|Job 32:15 ¶ "They are dismayed, they no longer answer;
Words have failed them.
|Job 32:16 "Shall I wait, because they do not speak,
Because they stop and no longer answer?
|Job 32:17 "I too will answer my share,
I also will tell my opinion.
|Job 32:18 "For I am full of words;
The spirit within me constrains me.
|Job 32:19 "Behold, my belly is like unvented wine,
Like new wineskins it is about to burst.
|Job 32:20 "Let me speak that I may get relief;
Let me open my lips and answer.
|Job 32:21 "Let me now be partial to no one,
Nor flatter any man.
|Job 32:22 "For I do not know how to flatter,
Else my Maker would soon take me away.