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

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.

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

4. Now Elihu had waited till Job had spoken, because they [were] elder than he.

5. When Elihu saw that [there was] no answer in the mouth of [these] three men, then his wrath was kindled.

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.

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

8. But [there is] a spirit in man: and the inspiration of the Almighty giveth them understanding.

9. Great men are not [always] wise: neither do the aged understand judgment.

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

11. Behold, I waited for your words; I gave ear to your reasons, whilst ye searched out what to say.

12. Yea, I attended unto you, and, behold, [there was] none of you that convinced Job, [or] that answered his words:

13. Lest ye should say, We have found out wisdom: God thrusteth him down, not man.

14. Now he hath not directed [his] words against me: neither will I answer him with your speeches.

15. They were amazed, they answered no more: they left off speaking.

16. When I had waited, (for they spake not, but stood still, [and] answered no more;)

17. [I said], I will answer also my part, I also will shew mine opinion.

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

19. Behold, my belly [is] as wine [which] hath no vent; it is ready to burst like new bottles.

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

21. Let me not, I pray you, accept any man's person, neither let me give flattering titles unto man.

22. For I know not to give flattering titles; [in so doing] my maker would soon take me away.

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