Job 32 Notes, Meaning, and Commentary

Job 32


Job 32:1

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

Job 32:2

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

Job 32:3

Also against his three friends was his wrath kindled, because they had found no answer, and yet had condemned Job.

Job 32:4

Now Elihu had waited to speak unto Job, because they were elder than he.

Job 32:5

And when Elihu saw that there was no answer in the mouth of these three men, his wrath was kindled.

Job 32:6

And Elihu the son of Barachel the Buzite answered and said, I am young, and ye are very old; Wherefore I held back, and durst not show you mine opinion.

Job 32:7

I said, Days should speak, And multitude of years should teach wisdom.

Job 32:8

But there is a spirit in man, And the breath of the Almighty giveth them understanding.

Job 32:9

It is not the great that are wise, Nor the aged that understand justice.

Job 32:10

Therefore I said, Hearken to me; I also will show mine opinion.

Job 32:11

Behold, I waited for your words, I listened for your reasonings, Whilst ye searched out what to say.

Job 32:12

Yea, I attended unto you, And, behold, there was none that convinced Job, Or that answered his words, among you.

Job 32:13

Beware lest ye say, We have found wisdom; God may vanquish him, not man:

Job 32:14

For he hath not directed his words against me; Neither will I answer him with your speeches.

Job 32:15

They are amazed, they answer no more: They have not a word to say.

Job 32:16

And shall I wait, because they speak not, Because they stand still, and answer no more?

Job 32:17

I also will answer my part, I also will show mine opinion.

Job 32:18

For I am full of words; The spirit within me constraineth me.

Job 32:19

Behold, my breast is as wine which hath no vent; Like new wine-skins it is ready to burst.

Job 32:20

I will speak, that I may be refreshed; I will open my lips and answer.

Job 32:21

Let me not, I pray you, respect any man’s person; Neither will I give flattering titles unto any man.

Job 32:22

For I know not to give flattering titles; [Else] would my Maker soon take me away.

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