32 So these three men stopped answering Job,k because he was righteous in his own eyes.l 2 But Elihu son of Barakel the Buzite,m of the family of Ram, became very angry with Job for justifying himselfn rather than God.o 3 He was also angry with the three friends,p because they had found no way to refute Job,q and yet had condemned him.a r 4 Now Elihu had waited before speaking to Job because they were older than he.s 5 But when he saw that the three men had nothing more to say, his anger was aroused.
“I am young in years,
and you are old;t
that is why I was fearful,
not daring to tell you what I know.
advanced years should teach wisdom.’u
10 “Therefore I say: Listen to me;b
I too will tell you what I know.c
I listened to your reasoning;
while you were searching for words,
But not one of you has proved Job wrong;
none of you has answered his arguments.d
13 Do not say, ‘We have found wisdom;e
let God, not a man, refutef him.’
14 But Job has not marshaled his words against me,g
and I will not answer him with your arguments.
words have failed them.h
now that they stand there with no reply?
I too will tell what I know.i
like new wineskins ready to burst.l
I must open my lips and reply.m
21 I will show no partiality,n
nor will I flatter anyone;o
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