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Job 31 | Bible

The Bible - Job 32

1 - So these three men ceased to answer Job, because he was righteous in his own eyes.

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

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

4 - Now Elihu had waited till Job had spoken, because they were elder 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 young, and ye are very old; wherefore I was afraid, and durst not shew you mine opinion.

7 - I said, Days should speak, and multitude of years should teach wisdom.

8 - But there is a spirit in man: and the inspiration of the Almighty giveth them understanding.

9 - Great men are not always wise: neither do the aged understand judgment.

10 - Therefore I said, Hearken to me; I also will shew mine opinion.

11 - Behold, I waited for your words; I gave ear to your reasons, whilst ye searched out what to say.

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

13 - Lest ye should say, We have found out wisdom: God thrusteth him down, not man.

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

15 - They were amazed, they answered no more: they 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 matter, the spirit within me constraineth me.

19 - Behold, my belly is as wine which hath no vent; it is ready to burst like new bottles.

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

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

22 - For I know not to give flattering titles; in so doing my maker would soon take me away.

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