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Job 32 (asv)

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32:1So these three men ceased to answer Job, because he was righteous in his own eyes. 32:2Then was kindled the wrath of Elihu the son of Barachel the Buzite, of the family of Ram: against Job was his wrath kindled, because he justified himself rather than God. 32:3Also against his three friends was his wrath kindled, because they had found no answer, and yet had condemned Job. 32:4Now Elihu had waited to speak unto Job, because they were elder than he. 32:5And when Elihu saw that there was no answer in the mouth of these three men, his wrath was kindled.

32:6And Elihu the son of Barachel the Buzite answered and said,

I am young, and ye are very old;

Wherefore I held back, and durst not show you mine opinion.

32:7I said, Days should speak,

And multitude of years should teach wisdom.

32:8But there is a spirit in man,

And the breath of the Almighty giveth them understanding.

32:9It is not the great that are wise,

Nor the aged that understand justice.

32:10Therefore I said, Hearken to me;

I also will show mine opinion. \\ \\

32:11Behold, I waited for your words,

I listened for your reasonings,

Whilst ye searched out what to say.

32:12Yea, I attended unto you,

And, behold, there was none that convinced Job,

Or that answered his words, among you.

32:13Beware lest ye say, We have found wisdom;

God may vanquish him, not man:

32:14For he hath not directed his words against me;

Neither will I answer him with your speeches. \\ \\

32:15They are amazed, they answer no more:

They have not a word to say.

32:16And shall I wait, because they speak not,

Because they stand still, and answer no more?

32:17I also will answer my part,

I also will show mine opinion.

32:18For I am full of words;

The spirit within me constraineth me.

32:19Behold, my breast is as wine which hath no vent;

Like new wine-skins it is ready to burst.

32:20I will speak, that I may be refreshed;

I will open my lips and answer.

32:21Let me not, I pray you, respect any man's person;

Neither will I give flattering titles unto any man.

32:22For I know not to give flattering titles;

Else would my Maker soon take me away.


Preceding Entry: Job 31
Following Entry: Job 33