Noah Webster Bible

Job 31

The Book of Job

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Chapter 32

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 older 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 show you my 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 my opinion.

11

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

12

 Yes, I attended to 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 spoke not, but stood still, and answered no more;)

17

 I said, I will answer also my part, I also will show my 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 to man.

22

 For I know not to give flattering titles; in so doing, my Maker would soon take me away.

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