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Job 31

The Book of Job

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Chapter 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 family 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 to speak unto Job, because they were elder than he. 

 


5

 And when Elihu saw that there was no answer in the mouth of these three men, 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 held back, and durst not show 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 breath of the Almighty giveth them understanding. 

 


9

 It is not the great that are wise, Nor the aged that understand justice. 

 


10

 Therefore I said, Hearken to me; I also will show mine opinion. 

 


11

 Behold, I waited for your words, I listened for your reasonings, Whilst ye searched out what to say. 

 


12

 Yea, I attended unto you, And, behold, there was none that convinced Job, Or that answered his words, among you. 

 


13

 Beware lest ye say, We have found wisdom; God may vanquish him, not man: 

 


14

 For he hath not directed his words against me; Neither will I answer him with your speeches. 

 


15

 They are amazed, they answer no more: They have not a word to say. 

 


16

 And shall I wait, because they speak not, Because they stand still, and answer no more? 

 


17

 I also will answer my part, I also will show mine opinion. 

 


18

 For I am full of words; The spirit within me constraineth me. 

 


19

 Behold, my breast is as wine which hath no vent; Like new wine-skins it is ready to burst. 

 


20

 I will speak, that I may be refreshed; I will open my lips and answer. 

 


21

 Let me not, I pray you, respect any man's person; Neither will I give flattering titles unto any man. 

 


22

 For I know not to give flattering titles; [Else] would my Maker soon take me away. 

 


Job 33

 

 

 

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