Job 32

LEB(i) 1 Then these three men ceased from answering Job because he was righteous in his own eyes. 2 So Elihu the son of Barakel the Buzite, from the clan of Ram, became angry.* He became angry* at Job because he justified himself rather than God, 3 and he became angry* at his three friends because they had not found an answer, and they had declared Job guilty. 4 Thus Elihu had waited for Job to speak* because they were older than he.* 5 When Elihu saw that there was no answer in the mouth of the three men, he became angry.* 6 Then Elihu the son of Barakel the Buzite spoke up* and said,
"I am young,* but* you* are old; therefore I feared and became afraid of explaining my knowledge to you.* 7 I thought,* 'Let days* speak, and let many years teach wisdom.' 8 "Truly, it is a spirit in a human being, and the breath of Shaddai teaches them. 9 It is not the aged* who are wise, or* it is not the elders who understand justice. 10 Therefore I say, 'Listen to me; let me also declare my knowledge myself.' 11 "Look, I waited for your* words; I listened for your* insight, until you searched out what to say.* 12 And I directed my attention to you;* and, look, there is no one for Job who refuted, answering his words among you. 13 So do not say, 'We have found wisdom; let God refute him, not a man.' 14 But* he did not direct his words* to me, and I will not answer him with your* words. 15 "They are dismayed; they no longer answer; they have nothing to say.* 16 And I have waited because they do not speak, because they stand there and no longer answer. 17 I myself will answer my share also; I myself will declare my knowledge also, 18 for I am full of words;* the spirit within me* urges me. 19 "Look, my internal organs are like unopened wine, like new wineskins it* is ready to burst open. 20 Let me speak that I may find relief;* let me open my lips, and let me answer. 21 Please let me not show partiality to anyone,* and let me not show flattery to human beings, 22 for I do not know how to flatter,* else my Maker would soon* put an end to me.