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Job 32 :: New American Standard Bible 2020 (NASB20)

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Elihu Rebukes Job in Anger

Unchecked Copy BoxJob 32:1 -

Then these three men stopped answering Job, because he was righteous in his own eyes.

Unchecked Copy BoxJob 32:2 - But the anger of Elihu the son of Barachel the Buzite, of the family of Ram, burned against Job; his anger burned because he justified himself [fn]before God.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 32:3 - And his anger burned against his three friends because they had found no answer, yet they had condemned Job.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 32:4 - Now Elihu had waited [fn]to speak to Job because they were years older than he.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 32:5 - But when Elihu saw that there was no answer in the mouth of the three men, his anger burned.
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So Elihu the son of Barachel the Buzite [fn]spoke out and said,

“I am young in years and you are old;

Therefore I was shy and afraid to tell you [fn]what I think.

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“I [fn]thought [fn]age should speak,

And [fn]increased years should teach wisdom.

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“But it is a spirit that is in mankind,

And the breath of the Almighty gives them understanding.

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“The [fn]abundant in years may not be wise,

Nor may elders understand justice.

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“So I [fn]say, ‘Listen to me,

I too will tell [fn]what I think.’

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“Behold, I waited for your words,

I listened to your skillful speech,

While you [fn]pondered what to say.

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“I also paid close attention to you;

But [fn]indeed, there was no one who refuted Job,

Not one of you who answered his words.

Unchecked Copy BoxJob 32:13 -

“So do not say,

‘We have found wisdom:

God will [fn]defeat him, not man.’

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“But he has not presented his words against me,

Nor will I reply to him with your [fn]arguments.

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“They are dismayed, they no longer answer;

Words have [fn]failed them.

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“Should I wait, because they are not speaking,

Because they have [fn]stopped and no longer answer?

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“I too will [fn]give my share of answers;

I also will tell my opinion.

Unchecked Copy BoxJob 32:18 -

“For I am full of words;

The spirit within me compels me.

Unchecked Copy BoxJob 32:19 -

“Behold, my belly is like unvented wine;

Like new wineskins, it is about to burst.

Unchecked Copy BoxJob 32:20 -

“Let me speak so that I may get relief;

Let me open my lips and answer.

Unchecked Copy BoxJob 32:21 -

“Let me be partial to no one,

Nor flatter any man.

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“For I do not know how to flatter,

Otherwise my Maker would quickly take me away.

NASB20 Footnotes
Or more than
Lit for Job with words; or possibly while they were speaking with Job
Lit answered
Lit my knowledge
Lit said
Lit days
Lit many
Lit great (i.e., in years); or nobles
Or said
Lit my knowledge
Lit searched out words
Lit Behold
Lit scatter
Lit words
Lit moved away from
Lit stand
Lit answer my share

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