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Job 32 :: New English Translation (NET)

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Unchecked Copy BoxJob 32:1 - So these three men refused to answer Job further, because he was righteous in his own eyes.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 32:2 - Then Elihu son of Barakel the Buzite, of the family of Ram, became very angry. He was angry with Job for justifying himself rather than God.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 32:3 - With Job's three friends he was also angry, because they could not find an answer, and so declared Job guilty.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 32:4 - Now Elihu had waited before speaking to Job, because the others were older than he was.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 32:5 - But when Elihu saw that the three men had no further reply, he became very angry.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 32:6 - So Elihu son of Barakel the Buzite spoke up: "I am young, but you are elderly; that is why I was fearful, and afraid to explain to you what I know.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 32:7 - I said to myself, 'Age should speak, and length of years should make wisdom known.'
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 32:8 - But it is a spirit in people, the breath of the Almighty, that makes them understand.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 32:9 - It is not the aged who are wise, nor old men who understand what is right.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 32:10 - Therefore I say, 'Listen to me. I, even I, will explain what I know.'
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 32:11 - Look, I waited for you to speak; I listened closely to your wise thoughts,while you were searching for words.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 32:12 - Now I was paying you close attention, yet there was no one proving Job wrong, not one of you was answering his statements!
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 32:13 - So do not say, 'We have found wisdom! God will refute him, not man!'
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 32:14 - Job has not directed his words to me, and so I will not reply to him with your arguments.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 32:15 - "They are dismayed and cannot answer any more; they have nothing left to say.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 32:16 - And I have waited. But because they do not speak, because they stand there and answer no more,
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 32:17 - I too will answer my part, I too will explain what I know.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 32:18 - For I am full of words, and the spirit within me constrains me.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 32:19 - Inside I am like wine which has no outlet, like new wineskins ready to burst!
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 32:20 - I will speak, so that I may find relief; I will open my lips, so that I may answer.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 32:21 - I will not show partiality to anyone, nor will I confer a title on any man.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 32:22 - for I do not know how to give honorary titles, if I did, my Creator would quickly do away with me.

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