Job 321And his three friends also ceased any longer to answer Job, for Job was righteous before them. 2Then Elihu the son of Barachiel, the Buzite, of the kindred of Ram, of the land of Uz, was angered: and he was very angry with Job, because he justified himself before the Lord. 3And he was also very angry with his three friends, because they were not able to return answers to Job, yet set him down for an ungodly man. 4But Elihu had waited to give an answer to Job, because they were older than he was. 5And Elihu saw that there was no answer in the mouth of the three men, and he was angered in his wrath. 6And Elihu the Buzite the son of Barachiel answered and said, I am younger in age, and you are older, therefore I kept silent, fearing to declare to you my own knowledge. 7And I said, It is not time that speaks, though in many years men know wisdom: 8but there is a spirit in mortals, and the inspiration of the Almighty is that which teaches. 9The long-lived are not wise as such, neither do the aged know judgment. 10Wherefore I said, Hear me, and I will tell you what I know. 11Give ear to my words; for I will speak in your hearing, until you have tried the matter with words: 12I have paid close attention to you; and behold, not one of you convinced Job, or answered his words- 13lest you should say, We have found that we have added wisdom to the Lord. 14And you have commissioned a man to speak such words. 15They were afraid, they answered no longer; they gave up their speaking. 16I waited, (for I had not spoken) because they stood still, and they did not speak. 17And Elihu continued, and said, I will again speak, 18for I am full of words, for the spirit within me destroys me. 19And my belly is as a skin of sweet wine, bound up and ready to burst; or as a brazier's laboring bellows. 20I will speak, that I may open my lips and relieve myself. 21For truly I will not be awed because of man, nor indeed will I be confounded before a mortal. 22For I know not how to respect persons: and if otherwise, even the moths would eat me.
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