32:1So these three men ceased to answer Job, because he was righteous in his own eyes.
32:2Then 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.
32:3Also against his three friends was his wrath kindled, because they had found no answer, and yet had condemned Job.
32:4Now Elihu had waited till Job had spoken, because they were elder than he.
32:5When Elihu saw that there was no answer in the mouth of these three men, then his wrath was kindled.
32:6And 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 shew you mine opinion.
32:7I said, Days should speak, and multitude of years should teach wisdom.
32:8But there is a spirit in man: and the inspiration of the Almighty giveth them understanding.
32:9Great men are not always wise: neither do the aged understand judgment.
32:10Therefore I said, Hearken to me; I also will shew mine opinion.
32:11Behold, I waited for your words; I gave ear to your reasons, whilst ye searched out what to say.
32:12Yea, I attended unto you, and, behold, there was none of you that convinced Job, or that answered his words:
32:13Lest ye should say, We have found out wisdom: God thrusteth him down, not man.
32:14Now he hath not directed his words against me: neither will I answer him with your speeches.
32:15They were amazed, they answered no more: they left off speaking.
32:16When I had waited, (for they spake not, but stood still, and answered no more;)
32:17I said, I will answer also my part, I also will shew mine opinion.
32:18For I am full of matter, the spirit within me constraineth me.
32:19Behold, my belly is as wine which hath no vent; it is ready to burst like new bottles.
32:20I will speak, that I may be refreshed: I will open my lips and answer.
32:21Let me not, I pray you, accept any man's person, neither let me give flattering titles unto man.
32:22For I know not to give flattering titles; in so doing my maker would soon take me away.
33:1Wherefore, Job, I pray thee, hear my speeches, and hearken to all my words.
33:2Behold, now I have opened my mouth, my tongue hath spoken in my mouth.
33:3My words shall be of the uprightness of my heart: and my lips shall utter knowledge clearly.
33:4The Spirit of God hath made me, and the breath of the Almighty hath given me life.
33:5If thou canst answer me, set thy words in order before me, stand up.
33:6Behold, I am according to thy wish in God's stead: I also am formed out of the clay.
33:7Behold, my terror shall not make thee afraid, neither shall my hand be heavy upon thee.
33:8Surely thou hast spoken in mine hearing, and I have heard the voice of thy words, saying,
33:9I am clean without transgression, I am innocent; neither is there iniquity in me.
33:10Behold, he findeth occasions against me, he counteth me for his enemy,
33:11He putteth my feet in the stocks, he marketh all my paths.
33:12Behold, in this thou art not just: I will answer thee, that God is greater than man.
33:13Why dost thou strive against him? for he giveth not account of any of his matters.
33:14For God speaketh once, yea twice, yet man perceiveth it not.
33:15In a dream, in a vision of the night, when deep sleep falleth upon men, in slumberings upon the bed;
33:16Then he openeth the ears of men, and sealeth their instruction,
33:17That he may withdraw man from his purpose, and hide pride from man.
33:18He keepeth back his soul from the pit, and his life from perishing by the sword.
33:19He is chastened also with pain upon his bed, and the multitude of his bones with strong pain:
33:20So that his life abhorreth bread, and his soul dainty meat.
33:21His flesh is consumed away, that it cannot be seen; and his bones that were not seen stick out.
33:22Yea, his soul draweth near unto the grave, and his life to the destroyers.
33:23If there be a messenger with him, an interpreter, one among a thousand, to shew unto man his uprightness:
33:24Then he is gracious unto him, and saith, Deliver him from going down to the pit: I have found a ransom.
33:25His flesh shall be fresher than a child's: he shall return to the days of his youth:
33:26He shall pray unto God, and he will be favourable unto him: and he shall see his face with joy: for he will render unto man his righteousness.
33:27He looketh upon men, and if any say, I have sinned, and perverted that which was right, and it profited me not;
33:28He will deliver his soul from going into the pit, and his life shall see the light.
33:29Lo, all these things worketh God oftentimes with man,
33:30To bring back his soul from the pit, to be enlightened with the light of the living.
33:31Mark well, O Job, hearken unto me: hold thy peace, and I will speak.
33:32If thou hast any thing to say, answer me: speak, for I desire to justify thee.
33:33If not, hearken unto me: hold thy peace, and I shall teach thee wisdom.
34:1Furthermore Elihu answered and said,
34:2Hear my words, O ye wise men; and give ear unto me, ye that have knowledge.
34:3For the ear trieth words, as the mouth tasteth meat.
34:4Let us choose to us judgment: let us know among ourselves what is good.
34:5For Job hath said, I am righteous: and God hath taken away my judgment.
34:6Should I lie against my right? my wound is incurable without transgression.
34:7What man is like Job, who drinketh up scorning like water?
34:8Which goeth in company with the workers of iniquity, and walketh with wicked men.
34:9For he hath said, It profiteth a man nothing that he should delight himself with God.
34:10Therefore hearken unto me, ye men of understanding: far be it from God, that he should do wickedness; and from the Almighty, that he should commit iniquity.
34:11For the work of a man shall he render unto him, and cause every man to find according to his ways.
34:12Yea, surely God will not do wickedly, neither will the Almighty pervert judgment.
34:13Who hath given him a charge over the earth? or who hath disposed the whole world?
34:14If he set his heart upon man, if he gather unto himself his spirit and his breath;
34:15All flesh shall perish together, and man shall turn again unto dust.
34:16If now thou hast understanding, hear this: hearken to the voice of my words.
34:17Shall even he that hateth right govern? and wilt thou condemn him that is most just?
34:18Is it fit to say to a king, Thou art wicked? and to princes, Ye are ungodly?
34:19How much less to him that accepteth not the persons of princes, nor regardeth the rich more than the poor? for they all are the work of his hands.
34:20In a moment shall they die, and the people shall be troubled at midnight, and pass away: and the mighty shall be taken away without hand.
34:21For his eyes are upon the ways of man, and he seeth all his goings.
34:22There is no darkness, nor shadow of death, where the workers of iniquity may hide themselves.
34:23For he will not lay upon man more than right; that he should enter into judgment with God.
34:24He shall break in pieces mighty men without number, and set others in their stead.
34:25Therefore he knoweth their works, and he overturneth them in the night, so that they are destroyed.
34:26He striketh them as wicked men in the open sight of others;
34:27Because they turned back from him, and would not consider any of his ways:
34:28So that they cause the cry of the poor to come unto him, and he heareth the cry of the afflicted.
34:29When he giveth quietness, who then can make trouble? and when he hideth his face, who then can behold him? whether it be done against a nation, or against a man only:
34:30That the hypocrite reign not, lest the people be ensnared.
34:31Surely it is meet to be said unto God, I have borne chastisement, I will not offend any more:
34:32That which I see not teach thou me: if I have done iniquity, I will do no more.
34:33Should it be according to thy mind? he will recompense it, whether thou refuse, or whether thou choose; and not I: therefore speak what thou knowest.
34:34Let men of understanding tell me, and let a wise man hearken unto me.
34:35Job hath spoken without knowledge, and his words were without wisdom.
34:36My desire is that Job may be tried unto the end because of his answers for wicked men.
34:37For he addeth rebellion unto his sin, he clappeth his hands among us, and multiplieth his words against God.