Noah Webster Bible

Job 31

The Book of Job

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Chapter 32

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  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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