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King James Bible

Youngs Literal Translation


32:1 So these three men ceased to answer Job, because he was righteous in his own eyes. And these three men cease from answering Job, for he `is' righteous in his own eyes,
32:2 Then was kindled the wrath of Elihu the son of Barachel the Buzite, of the kindred of Ram: against Job was his wrath kindled, because he justified himself rather than God. and burn doth the anger of Elihu son of Barachel the Buzite, of the family of Ram; against Job hath his anger burned, because of his justifying himself more than God;
32:3 Also against his three friends was his wrath kindled, because they had found no answer, and yet had condemned Job. and against his three friends hath his anger burned, because that they have not found an answer, and condemn Job.
32:4 Now Elihu had waited till Job had spoken, because they were elder than he. And Elihu hath waited earnestly beside Job with words, for they are older than he in days.
32:5 When Elihu saw that there was no answer in the mouth of these three men, then his wrath was kindled. And Elihu seeth that there is no answer in the mouth of the three men, and his anger burneth.
32:6 And Elihu the son of Barachel the Buzite answered and said, I am young, and ye are very old; wherefore I was afraid, and durst not shew you mine opinion. And Elihu son of Barachel the Buzite answereth and saith: -- Young I `am' in days, and ye `are' age Therefore I have feared, And am afraid of shewing you my opinion.
32:7 I said, Days should speak, and multitude of years should teach wisdom. I said: Days do speak, And multitude of years teach wisdom.
32:8 But there is a spirit in man: and the inspiration of the Almighty giveth them understanding. Surely a spirit is in man, And the breath of the Mighty One Doth cause them to understand.
32:9 Great men are not always wise: neither do the aged understand judgment. The multitude are not wise, Nor do the aged understand judgment.
32:10 Therefore I said, Hearken to me; I also will shew mine opinion. Therefore I have said: Hearken to me, I do shew my opinion -- even I.
32:11 Behold, I waited for your words; I gave ear to your reasons, whilst ye searched out what to say. Lo, I have waited for your words, I give ear unto your reasons, Till ye search out sayings.
32:12 Yea, I attended unto you, and, behold, there was none of you that convinced Job, or that answered his words: And unto you I attend, And lo, there is no reasoner for Job, `Or' answerer of his sayings among you.
32:13 Lest ye should say, We have found out wisdom: God thrusteth him down, not man. Lest ye say, We have found wisdom, God doth thrust him away, not man.
32:14 Now he hath not directed his words against me: neither will I answer him with your speeches. And he hath not set in array words for me, And with your sayings I do not answer him.
32:15 They were amazed, they answered no more: they left off speaking. (They have broken down, They have not answered again, They removed from themselves words.
32:16 When I had waited, (for they spake not, but stood still, and answered no more;) And I have waited, but they do not speak, For they have stood still, They have not answered any more.)
32:17 I said, I will answer also my part, I also will shew mine opinion. I answer, even I -- my share, I shew my opinion -- even I.
32:18 For I am full of matter, the spirit within me constraineth me. For I have been full of words, Distressed me hath the spirit of my breast,
32:19 Behold, my belly is as wine which hath no vent; it is ready to burst like new bottles. Lo, my breast `is' as wine not opened, Like new bottles it is broken up.
32:20 I will speak, that I may be refreshed: I will open my lips and answer. I speak, and there is refreshment to me, I open my lips and answer.
32:21 Let me not, I pray you, accept any man's person, neither let me give flattering titles unto man. Let me not, I pray you, accept the face of any, Nor unto man give flattering titles,
32:22 For I know not to give flattering titles; in so doing my maker would soon take me away. For I have not known to give flattering titles, In a little doth my Maker take me away.