King James Bible

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 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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