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Job 32
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Elihu Responds to Job’s Friends

32Job's three friends refused to reply further to him because he kept insisting on his innocence.H7969H582H7673H6030H347H6662H5869 2Then Elihu son of Barakel the Buzite, of the clan of Ram, became angry. He was angry because Job refused to admit that he had sinned and that God was right in punishing him.H2734H639H453H1121H1292H940H4940H7410H347H639H2734H6663H5315H430 3He was also angry with Job's three friends, for they made God appear to be wrong by their inability to answer Job's arguments.H7969H7453H639H2734H4672H4617H7561H347 4Elihu had waited for the others to speak to Job because they were older than he.H453H2442H347H1697H2205H3117 5But when he saw that they had no further reply, he spoke out angrily.H453H7200H4617H6310H7969H582H639H2734 6Elihu son of Barakel the Buzite said, "I am young and you are old, so I held back from telling you what I think.H453H1121H1292H940H6030H559H6810H3117H3453H2119H3372H2331H1843 7I thought, 'Those who are older should speak, for wisdom comes with age.'H559H3117H1696H7230H8141H3045H2451 8But there is a spirit within people, the breath of the Almighty within them, that makes them intelligent.H403H7307H582H5397H7706H995 9Sometimes the elders are not wise. Sometimes the aged do not understand justice.H7227H2449H2205H995H4941 10So listen to me, and let me tell you what I think.H559H8085H2331H1843 11"I have waited all this time, listening very carefully to your arguments, listening to you grope for words.H3176H1697H238H8394H2713H4405 12I have listened, but not one of you has refuted Job or answered his arguments.H995H3198H347H6030H561 13And don't tell me, 'He is too wise for us. Only God can convince him.'H559H4672H2451H410H5086H376 14If Job had been arguing with me, I would not answer with your kind of logic!H6186H4405H7725H561 15You sit there baffled, with nothing more to say.H2865H6030H6275H4405 16Should I continue to wait, now that you are silent? Must I also remain silent?H3176H1696H5975H6030 17No, I will say my piece. I will speak my mind.H6030H2506H2331H1843 18For I am full of pent-up words, and the spirit within me urges me on.H4390H4405H7307H990H6693 19I am like a cask of wine without a vent, like a new wineskin ready to burst!H990H3196H6605H1234H2319H178 20I must speak to find relief, so let me give my answers.H1696H7304H6605H8193H6030 21I won't play favorites or try to flatter anyone.H5375H376H6440H3655H120 22For if I tried flattery, my Creator would soon destroy me.H3045H3655H6213H4592H5375


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