Job 321 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 accounted himself righteous rather than God. 3 Against his three friends also was his wrath kindled, because they had not found an answer, and yet had condemned Job. 4 Now Elihu had delayed to reply to Job, because they were older than himself. 5 But when Elihu saw that there was no answer in the mouth of these three men, his wrath was kindled. 6 Then spake Elihu, the son of Barachel, the Buzite, and said: I am young, and ye are very old; Therefore I was afraid, And durst not make known to you my opinion. 7 I said, "Days should speak, And the multitude of years should teach wisdom." 8 But it is the spirit in man, Even the inspiration of the Almighty, that giveth him understanding. 9 Great men are not always wise, Nor do the aged always understand what is right. 10 Therefore, I pray, listen to me: I also will declare my opinion. 11 Behold, I have waited for your words, I have listened to your arguments, Whilst ye searched out what to say; 12 Yea, I have attended to you; And behold, none of you hath refuted Job, Nor answered his words. 13 Say not, then, "We have found out wisdom; God must conquer him, not man." 14 He hath not directed his discourse against me, And with speeches like yours will I not answer him. 15 They were confounded! they answered no more! They could say nothing! 16 I waited, but they spake not; They stood still; they answered no more! 17 Therefore will I answer, on my part; I also will show my opinion. 18 For I am full of matter; The spirit within me constraineth me. 19 Behold, my bosom is as wine that hath no vent; Like bottles of new wine, which are bursting. 20 I will speak, that I may be relieved; I will open my lips and answer. 21 I will not be partial to any man’s person, Nor will I flatter any man. 22 For I know not how to flatter; Soon would my Maker take me away.
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