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The Book of Job

Elihu Justifies His Right to Answer Job
1  So these three men ceased to answer Job, because he was righteous in his own eyes.
2  Then was kindled the wrath of Eli'hu the son of Bar'achel 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 Eli'hu had waited till Job had spoken, because they were elder than he.
5  When Eli'hu saw that there was no answer in the mouth of these three men, then his wrath was kindled.
6  ¶ And Eli'hu the son of Bar'achel the Buzite answered and said,
I am young,
and ye are very old;
wherefore I was afraid,
and durst not show 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 show 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 show 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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