Darby's English Translation

Job 31

The Book of Job

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Chapter 32

1

 And these three men ceased to answer Job, because he was righteous in his own eyes. 

2

 Then was kindled the anger of Elihu the son of Barachel, the Buzite, of the family of Ram: against Job was his anger kindled, because he justified himself rather than God; 

3

 and against his three friends was his anger kindled, because they found no answer, and [yet] condemned Job. 

4

 But Elihu had waited till Job had finished speaking, because they were older than he. 

5

 And Elihu saw that there was no answer in the mouth of the three men, and his anger was kindled. 

6

 And Elihu the son of Barachel the Buzite answered and said, I am young, and ye are aged; wherefore I was timid, and feared to shew you what I know. 

7

 I said, Let days speak, and multitude of years teach wisdom. 

8

 But there is a spirit which is in man; and the breath of the Almighty giveth them understanding. 

9

 It is not the great that are wise; neither do the aged understand judgment. 

10

 Therefore I say, Hearken to me; I also will shew what I know. 

11

 Lo, I waited for your words; I gave ear to your reasonings, until ye searched out what to say. 

12

 Yea, I gave you mine attention, and behold, there was none of you that confuted Job, that answered his words; 

13

 That ye may not say, We have found out wisdom; łGod will make him yield, not man. 

14

 Now he hath not directed [his] words against me; and I will not answer him with your speeches. ... 

15

 They were amazed, they answered no more; words failed them. 

16

 And I waited, for they spoke not, but stood still, and answered no more; -- 

17

 I will answer, I also in my turn, I also will shew what I know: 

18

 For I am full of matter, the spirit within me constraineth me. 

19

 Behold, my belly is as wine which hath no vent; like new flasks, it is ready to burst. 

20

 I will speak, that I may find relief; I will open my lips and answer. 

21

 Let me not, I pray you, accept any man's person; neither will I give flattery to man. 

22

 For I know not how to flatter; my Maker would soon take me away. 

Job 33

 

 

 

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