32:1And these three men ceased to answer Job, because he was righteous in his own eyes.
32:3and against his three friends was his anger kindled, because they found no answer, and yet condemned Job.
32:4But Elihu had waited till Job had finished speaking, because they were older than he.
32:5And Elihu saw that there was no answer in the mouth of the three men, and his anger was kindled.
32:6And 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.
32:7I said, Let days speak, and multitude of years teach wisdom.
32:8But there is a spirit which is in man; and the breath of the Almighty giveth them understanding.
32:9It is not the great that are wise; neither do the aged understand judgment.
32:10Therefore I say, Hearken to me; I also will shew what I know.
32:11Lo, I waited for your words; I gave ear to your reasonings, until ye searched out what to say.
32:12Yea, I gave you mine attention, and behold, there was none of you that confuted Job, that answered his words;
32:13That ye may not say, We have found out wisdom; łGod will make him yield, not man.
32:14Now he hath not directed his words against me; and I will not answer him with your speeches. ...
32:15They were amazed, they answered no more; words failed them.
32:16And I waited, for they spoke not, but stood still, and answered no more; --
32:17I will answer, I also in my turn, I also will shew what I know:
32:18For I am full of matter, the spirit within me constraineth me.
32:19Behold, my belly is as wine which hath no vent; like new flasks, it is ready to burst.
32:20I will speak, that I may find relief; I will open my lips and answer.
32:21Let me not, I pray you, accept any man's person; neither will I give flattery to man.
32:22For I know not how to flatter; my Maker would soon take me away.
33:1Howbeit, Job, I pray thee, hear mine utterances, and hearken to all my words.
33:2Behold now, I have opened my mouth, my tongue speaketh in my palate,
33:3My words shall be of the uprightness of my heart, and my lips shall utter knowledge purely.
33:4The Spirit of łGod hath made me, and the breath of the Almighty hath given me life.
33:5If thou canst, answer me; array thy words before me: take thy stand.
33:7Behold, my terror shall not make thee afraid, nor my burden be heavy upon thee.
33:8Surely thou hast spoken in my hearing, and I have heard the voice of thy words: --
33:9I am clean without transgression; I am pure, and there is no iniquity in me;
33:10Lo, he findeth occasions of hostility against me, he counteth me for his enemy;
33:11He putteth my feet in the stocks, he marketh all my paths.
33:12Behold, I will answer thee in this, thou art not right; for +God is greater than man.
33:13Why dost thou strive against him? for he giveth not account of any of his matters.
33:14For łGod speaketh once, and twice, -- and 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 men's ears, and sealeth their instruction,
33:18He keepeth back his soul from the pit, and his life from passing away by the sword.
33:19He is chastened also with pain upon his bed, and with constant strife in his bones;
33:20And his life abhorreth bread, and his soul dainty food;
33:21His flesh is consumed away from view, and his bones that were not seen stick out;
33:22And his soul draweth near to the pit, and his life to the destroyers.
33:24Then he will be gracious unto him, and say, Deliver him from going down to the pit: I have found a ransom.
33:25His flesh shall be fresher than in childhood; he shall return to the days of his youth.
33:27He will sing before men, and say, I have sinned, and perverted what was right, and it hath not been requited to me;
33:28He hath delivered my soul from going into the pit, and my life shall see the light.
33:29Lo, all these things worketh łGod twice, thrice, with man,
33:30To bring back his soul from the pit, that he may be enlightened with the light of the living.
33:31Mark well, Job, hearken unto me; be silent, and I will speak.
33:32If thou hast anything to say, answer me; speak, for I desire to justify thee.
33:33If not, hearken thou unto me; be silent, and I will teach thee wisdom.
34:1Moreover Elihu answered and said,
34:2Hear my words, ye wise men; and give ear unto me, ye that have knowledge.
34:3For the ear trieth words, as the palate tasteth food.
34:4Let us choose for ourselves what is right; let us know among ourselves what is good!
34:5For Job hath said, I am righteous, and łGod hath taken away my judgment:
34:6Should I lie against my right? My wound is incurable without transgression.
34:7What man is like Job? he drinketh up scorning like water,
34:8And goeth in company with workers of iniquity, and walketh with wicked men.
34:9For he hath said, It profiteth not a man if he delight himself in God.
34:10Therefore hearken unto me, ye men of understanding: Far be wickedness from łGod, and wrong from the Almighty!
34:11For a man's work will he render to him, and cause every one to find according to his way.
34:12Yea, surely, łGod acteth not wickedly, and the Almighty perverteth not judgment.
34:13Who hath entrusted to him the earth? and who hath disposed the whole world?
34:14If he only thought of himself, and gathered unto him his spirit and his breath,
34:15All flesh would expire together, and man would return to the dust.
34:16If now thou hast understanding, hear this: give ear to the voice of my words!
34:17Should he that hateth right indeed govern? and wilt thou condemn the All-just?
34:18Shall one say to a king, Belial? to nobles, Wicked?
34:19How then to him that accepteth not the persons of princes, nor regardeth the rich man more than the poor? for they are all the work of his hands.
34:20In a moment they die, even at midnight the people are convulsed and pass away; and the strong are taken away without hand.
34:21For his eyes are upon the ways of man, and he seeth all his steps.
34:22There is no darkness, nor shadow of death, where the workers of iniquity may hide themselves.
34:23For he doth not long consider a man, to bring him before łGod in judgment.
34:24He breaketh in pieces mighty men without inquiry, and setteth others in their stead;
34:25Since he knoweth their actions; and he overthroweth them in the night, and they are crushed.
34:26He striketh them as wicked men in the open sight of others,
34:27Because they have turned back from him, and would consider none 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.
34:30That the ungodly man reign not, that the people be not ensnared.
34:31For hath he said unto łGod, I bear chastisement, I will not offend;
34:32What I see not, teach thou me; if I have done wrong, I will do so no more?
34:33Shall he recompense according to thy mind? for thou hast refused his judgment; for thou so choosest, and not I; speak then what thou knowest.
34:34Men of understanding will say to me, and a wise man who heareth me:
34:35Job hath spoken without knowledge, and his words were not with intelligence.
34:36Would that Job may be tried unto the end, because of his answers after the manner of evil men!
34:37For he addeth rebellion unto his sin, he clappeth his hands among us, and multiplieth his words against łGod.