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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.  

 

 


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  Then was kindled the wrath of Elihu the son of Barachel the Buzite, of the family of Ram: against Job was his wrath kindled, because he justified himself rather than God.  

 

 


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  Also against his three friends was his wrath kindled, because they had found no answer, and yet had condemned Job.  

 

 


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  Now Elihu had waited to speak unto Job, because they were elder than he.  

 

 


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  And when Elihu saw that there was no answer in the mouth of these three men, his wrath was kindled.  

 

 


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  And Elihu the son of Barachel the Buzite answered and said, I am young, and ye are very old; Wherefore I held back, and durst not show you mine opinion.  

 

 


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  I said, Days should speak, And multitude of years should teach wisdom.  

 

 


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  But there is a spirit in man, And the breath of the Almighty giveth them understanding.  

 

 


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  It is not the great that are wise, Nor the aged that understand justice.  

 

 


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  Therefore I said, Hearken to me; I also will show mine opinion.  

 

 


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  Behold, I waited for your words, I listened for your reasonings, Whilst ye searched out what to say.  

 

 


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  Yea, I attended unto you, And, behold, there was none that convinced Job, Or that answered his words, among you.  

 

 


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  Beware lest ye say, We have found wisdom; God may vanquish him, not man:  

 

 


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  For he hath not directed his words against me; Neither will I answer him with your speeches.  

 

 


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  They are amazed, they answer no more: They have not a word to say.  

 

 


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  And shall I wait, because they speak not, Because they stand still, and answer no more?  

 

 


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  I also will answer my part, I also will show mine opinion.  

 

 


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  For I am full of words; The spirit within me constraineth me.  

 

 


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  Behold, my breast is as wine which hath no vent; Like new wine-skins it is ready to burst.  

 

 


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  I will speak, that I may be refreshed; I will open my lips and answer.  

 

 


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  Let me not, I pray you, respect any man's person; Neither will I give flattering titles unto any man.  

 

 


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  For I know not to give flattering titles; [Else] would my Maker soon take me away.  

 

 


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