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Job 32 :: New American Standard Bible 1995 (NASB95)

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Elihu in Anger Rebukes Job

Unchecked Copy BoxJob 32:1 - Then these three men ceased 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, and yet 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 - And when Elihu saw that there was no answer in the mouth of the three men his anger burned.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 32:6 - 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.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 32:7 - “I [fn]thought [fn]age should speak,
And [fn]increased years should teach wisdom.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 32:8 - “But it is a spirit in man,
And the breath of the Almighty gives them understanding.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 32:9 - “The [fn]abundant in years may not be wise,
Nor may elders understand justice.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 32:10 - “So I [fn]say, ‘Listen to me,
I too will tell [fn]what I think.’
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 32:11 - “Behold, I waited for your words,
I listened to your reasonings,
While you [fn]pondered what to say.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 32:12 - “I even paid close attention to you;
[fn]Indeed, there was no one who refuted Job,
Not one of you who answered his words.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 32:13 - “Do not say,
‘We have found wisdom;
God will [fn]rout him, not man.’
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 32:14 - “For he has not arranged his words against me,
Nor will I reply to him with your [fn]arguments.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 32:15 - “They are dismayed, they no longer answer;
Words have [fn]failed them.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 32:16 - “Shall I wait, because they do not speak,
Because they [fn]stop and no longer answer?
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 32:17 - “I too will answer my share,
I also will tell my opinion.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 32:18 - “For I am full of words;
The spirit within me constrains 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 that I may get relief;
Let me open my lips and answer.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 32:21 - “Let me now be partial to no one,
Nor flatter any man.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 32:22 - “For I do not know how to flatter,
Else my Maker would soon take me away.
NASB95 Footnotes
Or, more than
Literally: for Job with words; or possibly while they were speaking with Job
Literally: answered
Literally: my knowledge
Literally: said
Literally: days
Literally: many
Or, nobles
Or, said
Literally: my knowledge
Literally: searched out words
Literally: Behold
Literally: drive away
Literally: words
Literally: moved away from
Literally: stand

New American Standard Bible 1995
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