Job

Job 32 ©

1Elihu is angry with Job and his three friends. 6He excuseth the boldness of his youth, because wisdom doth not always come from age: 11he complaineth of the weak reasonings of those, who, instead of confuting Job, had been silenced by him: 16he sheweth his own zeal to speak, 21which he professeth to do without respect of person.

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SO these three men ceased 1to answer Job, because he was arighteous in his own eyes.

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Then was bkindled the wrath of Elihu the son of Barachel the cBuzite, of the kindred of Ram: against Job was his wrath kindled, because dhe justified 2himself rather than God.

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

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Now Elihu had 3waited till Job had spoken, because they were 4elder than he.

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

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And Elihu the son of Barachel the Buzite answered and said, I am 5young, and ye are fvery old; wherefore I was afraid, and 6durst not shew you mine opinion.

f ch. 15.10.
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I said, gDays should speak, and multitude of years should teach wisdom.

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

h Pr. 20.27. ch. 33.4.
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jGreat kmen are not always wise: neither do the aged understand judgment.

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lTherefore I said, Hearken to me; I also will shew mine opinion.

l v.3,12.
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Behold, I waited for your words; I gave ear to your 7reasons, whilst ye searched out 8what to say.

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Yea, mI attended unto you, and, behold, there was none of you that convinced Job, or that answered his words:

m Pr. 18.13. ch. 22.5-9.
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nLest ye should say, We have found out wisdom: oGod thrusteth him down, not man.

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Now he hath not 9directed his words against me: neither will I answer him with your speeches.

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They were *amazed, they answered no more: 10they left off speaking.

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

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I said, I will answer also my part, I also will shew mine opinion.

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For I am full of 11matter, 12the spirit within me pconstraineth me.

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Behold, my belly is as wine which 13hath no vent; it is ready to burst like qnew bottles.

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I will speak, 14that I may be refreshed: I will open my lips and answer.

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Let me not, I pray you, raccept any man's person, neither let me give flattering titles unto man.

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For I know not to sgive flattering titles; in so doing my maker would tsoon take me away.