Job Chapter 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.
1 So these three men ceased ato answer Job, because he was 1righteous in his own eyes.
2 Then was 1kindled the wrath of Elihu the son of Barachel the 2Buzite, of the kindred of Ram: against Job was his wrath kindled, because 3he justified ahimself rather than God.
3 Also against his three friends was his wrath kindled, because they had found no answer, and yet had condemned 1Job.
4 Now Elihu had awaited till Job had spoken, because they were belder than he.
5 When Elihu saw that there was no answer in the mouth of these three men, then his wrath was kindled.
6 And Elihu the son of Barachel the Buzite answered and said, I am ayoung, and ye are 1very old; wherefore I was afraid, and bdurst not shew you mine opinion.
7 I said, 1Days should speak, and multitude of years should teach wisdom.
8 But there is 1a spirit in man: and 2the inspiration of the Almighty giveth them understanding.
9 1Great 2men are not always wise: neither do the aged understand judgment.
10 1Therefore I said, Hearken to me; I also will shew mine opinion.
11 Behold, I waited for your words; I gave ear to your areasons, whilst ye searched out bwhat to say.
12 Yea, 1I attended unto you, and, behold, there was none of you that convinced Job, or that answered his words:
13 1Lest ye should say, We have found out wisdom: 2God thrusteth him down, not man.
14 Now he hath not adirected his words against me: neither will I answer him with your speeches.
15 They were amazed, they answered no more: athey left off speaking.
16 When I had waited, (for they spake not, but stood still, and answered no more;)
17 i said, I will answer also my part, I also will shew mine opinion.
18 For I am full of amatter, bthe spirit within me 1constraineth me.
19 Behold, my belly is as wine which ahath no vent; it is ready to burst like 1new bottles.
20 I will speak, athat I may be refreshed: I will open my lips and answer.
21 Let me not, I pray you, 1accept any man's person, neither let me give flattering titles unto man.
22 For I know not to 1give flattering titles; in so doing my maker would 2soon take me away.