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Job 32 :: New International Version (NIV)

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Unchecked Copy BoxJob 32:1 - So these three men stopped answering Job, because he was righteous in his own eyes.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 32:2 - But Elihu son of Barakel the Buzite, of the family of Ram, became very angry with Job for justifying himself rather than God.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 32:3 - He was also angry with the three friends, because they had found no way to refute Job, and yet had condemned him.[fn]
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 32:4 - Now Elihu had waited before speaking to Job because they were older than he.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 32:5 - But when he saw that the three men had nothing more to say, his anger was aroused.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 32:6 - So Elihu son of Barakel the Buzite said: “I am young in years, and you are old; that is why I was fearful, not daring to tell you what I know.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 32:7 - I thought, ‘Age should speak; advanced years should teach wisdom.’
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 32:8 - But it is the spirit[fn] in a person, the breath of the Almighty, that gives them understanding.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 32:9 - It is not only the old[fn] who are wise, not only the aged who understand what is right.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 32:10 - “Therefore I say: Listen to me; I too will tell you what I know.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 32:11 - I waited while you spoke, I listened to your reasoning; while you were searching for words,
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 32:12 - I gave you my full attention. But not one of you has proved Job wrong; none of you has answered his arguments.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 32:13 - Do not say, ‘We have found wisdom; let God, not a man, refute him.’
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 32:14 - But Job has not marshaled his words against me, and I will not answer him with your arguments.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 32:15 - “They are dismayed and have no more to say; words have failed them.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 32:16 - Must I wait, now that they are silent, now that they stand there with no reply?
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 32:17 - I too will have my say; I too will tell what I know.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 32:18 - For I am full of words, and the spirit within me compels me;
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 32:19 - inside I am like bottled-up wine, like new wineskins ready to burst.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 32:20 - I must speak and find relief; I must open my lips and reply.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 32:21 - I will show no partiality, nor will I flatter anyone;
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 32:22 - for if I were skilled in flattery, my Maker would soon take me away.
NIV Footnotes
Masoretic Text; an ancient Hebrew scribal tradition Job, and so had condemned God
Or Spirit; also in verse 18
Or many; or great

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