Darby's English Translation

Job 31

The Book of Job

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Chapter 32

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

 

 


2

 

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

 

 


3

 

  and against his three friends was his anger kindled, because they found no answer, and [yet] condemned Job.  

 

 


4

 

  But Elihu had waited till Job had finished speaking, because they were older than he.  

 

 


5

 

  And Elihu saw that there was no answer in the mouth of the three men, and his anger was kindled.  

 

 


6

 

  And Elihu the son of Barachel the Buzite answered and said, I am young, and ye are aged; wherefore I was timid, and feared to shew you what I know.  

 

 


7

 

  I said, Let days speak, and multitude of years teach wisdom.  

 

 


8

 

  But there is a spirit which is in man; and the breath of the Almighty giveth them understanding.  

 

 


9

 

  It is not the great that are wise; neither do the aged understand judgment.  

 

 


10

 

  Therefore I say, Hearken to me; I also will shew what I know.  

 

 


11

 

  Lo, I waited for your words; I gave ear to your reasonings, until ye searched out what to say.  

 

 


12

 

  Yea, I gave you mine attention, and behold, there was none of you that confuted Job, that answered his words;  

 

 


13

 

  That ye may not say, We have found out wisdom; łGod will make him yield, not man.  

 

 


14

 

  Now he hath not directed [his] words against me; and I will not answer him with your speeches. ...  

 

 


15

 

  They were amazed, they answered no more; words failed them.  

 

 


16

 

  And I waited, for they spoke not, but stood still, and answered no more; --  

 

 


17

 

  I will answer, I also in my turn, I also will shew what I know:  

 

 


18

 

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

 

 


19

 

  Behold, my belly is as wine which hath no vent; like new flasks, it is ready to burst.  

 

 


20

 

  I will speak, that I may find relief; I will open my lips and answer.  

 

 


21

 

  Let me not, I pray you, accept any man's person; neither will I give flattery to man.  

 

 


22

 

  For I know not how to flatter; my Maker would soon take me away.  

 

 


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