Job 32 ©
Elihu is angry with Job and his three friends. He excuseth the boldness of his youth, because wisdom doth not always come from age: he complaineth of the weak reasonings of those, who, instead of confuting Job, had been silenced by him: he sheweth his own zeal to speak, which he professeth to do without respect of person.
Now Elihu had 3waited till Job had spoken, because they were 4elder than he.
When Elihu saw that there was no answer in the mouth of these three men, then his wrath was kindled.
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.
lTherefore I said, Hearken to me; I also will shew mine opinion.
Behold, I waited for your words; I gave ear to your 7reasons, whilst ye searched out 8what to say.
Yea, mI attended unto you, and, behold, there was none of you that convinced Job, or that answered his words:
Now he hath not 9directed his words against me: neither will I answer him with your speeches.
They were *amazed, they answered no more: 10they left off speaking.
When I had waited, (for they spake not, but stood still, and answered no more;)
I said, I will answer also my part, I also will shew mine opinion.
Behold, my belly is as wine which 13hath no vent; it is ready to burst like qnew bottles.
I will speak, 14that I may be refreshed: I will open my lips and answer.