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Job 32

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32:1 So these three men ceased to answer Job, because he seemed just to himself.

32:2 And Eliu the son of Barachel the Buzite, of the kindred of Ram, was angry and was moved to indignation : now he was angry against Job, because he said he was just before God.

32:3 And he was angry with his friends because they had not found a reasonable answer, but only had condemned Job.

32:4 So Eliu waited while Job was speaking, because they were his elders that were speaking.

32:5 But when he saw that the three were not able to answer, he was exceedingly angry.

32:6 Then Eliu the son of Barachel the Buzite answered and said : I am younger in days, and you are more ancient; therefore hanging down my head, I was afraid to shew you my opinion.

32:7 For I hoped that greater age would speak, and that a multitude of years would teach wisdom.

32:8 But, as I see, there is a spirit in men, and the inspiration of the Almighty giveth understanding.

32:9 They that are aged are not the wise men, neither do the ancients understand judgment.

32:10 Therefore I will speak : Hearken to me, I also will shew you my wisdom.

32:11 For I have waited for your words, I have given ear to your wisdom, as long as you were disputing in words.

32:12 And as long as I thought you said some thing, I considered : but, as I see, there is none of you that can convince Job, and answer his words.

32:13 Lest you should say : We have found wisdom, God hath cast him down, not man.

32:14 He hath spoken nothing to me, and I will not answer him according to your words.

32:15 They were afraid, and answered no more, and they left off speaking.

32:16 Therefore because I have waited, and they have not spoken : they stood, and answered no more :

32:17 I also will answer my part, and will shew my knowledge.

32:18 Behold, my belly is as new wine which wanteth vent, which bursteth the new vessels.

32:20 I will speak and take breath a little : I will open my lips, and will answer.

32:21 I will not accept the person of man, and I will not level God with man.

32:22 For I know not how long I shall continue, and whether after a while my Maker may take me away.