Job 32
American Standard Version
Elihu Rebukes Job's Three Friends

1So these three men ceased to answer Job, because he was righteous in his own eyes. 2Then 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. 3Also against his three friends was his wrath kindled, because they had found no answer, and yet had condemned Job. 4Now Elihu had waited to speak unto Job, because they were elder than he. 5And when Elihu saw that there was no answer in the mouth of these three men, his wrath was kindled.

6And 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.

7I said, Days should speak, And multitude of years should teach wisdom.

8But there is a spirit in man, And the breath of the Almighty giveth them understanding.

9It is not the great that are wise, Nor the aged that understand justice.

10Therefore I said, Hearken to me; I also will show mine opinion.

11Behold, I waited for your words, I listened for your reasonings, Whilst ye searched out what to say.

12Yea, I attended unto you, And, behold, there was none that convinced Job, Or that answered his words, among you.

13Beware lest ye say, We have found wisdom; God may vanquish him, not man:

14For he hath not directed his words against me; Neither will I answer him with your speeches.

15They are amazed, they answer no more: They have not a word to say.

16And shall I wait, because they speak not, Because they stand still, and answer no more?

17I also will answer my part, I also will show mine opinion.

18For I am full of words; The spirit within me constraineth me.

19Behold, my breast is as wine which hath no vent; Like new wine-skins it is ready to burst.

20I will speak, that I may be refreshed; I will open my lips and answer.

21Let me not, I pray you, respect any man's person; Neither will I give flattering titles unto any man.

22For I know not to give flattering titles; Else would my Maker soon take me away.

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1. Elihu is angry with Job and his three friends
6. Because wisdom comes not from age, he excuses the boldness of his youth
11. He reproves them for not satisfying Job
16. His zeal to speak
Job 1: Job's Character and Wealth

Job 2: Job Loses his Health

Job 3: Job Laments his Birth

Job 4: Eliphaz: the Innocent Prosper

Job 5: Eliphaz Continues

Job 6: Job Replies: My Complaint is Just

Job 7: Job Continues: Life Seems Futile

Job 8: Bildad: Job Should Repent

Job 9: Job: No Arbiter Between God and Man

Job 10: Job's Plea to God

Job 11: Zophar Rebukes Job

Job 12: Job's Response to Zophar

Job 13: Job Reproves his Friends

Job 14: Job Acknowledges the Finality of Death

Job 15: Eliphaz: Job Does Not Fear God

Job 16: Job: Poor Comforters Are You

Job 17: Job Appeals From Men to God

Job 18: Bildad: God Punishes the Wicked

Job 19: Job: My Redeemer Lives

Job 20: Zophar: Triumph of the Wicked is Short

Job 21: Job: God Will Deal with the Wicked

Job 22: Eliphaz Accuses and Exhorts Job

Job 23: Job Responds: He Longs for God

Job 24: Job: Why Are the Wicked Unpunished

Job 25: Bildad: Man Cannot Be Righteous

Job 26: Job: who Can Understand God's Majesty

Job 27: Job Affirms his Integrity

Job 28: The Earth's Treasures

Job 29: Job's Former Blessings

Job 30: Job's Honor is Turned Into Contempt

Job 31: Job's Final Appeal

Job 32: Elihu Rebukes Job's Three Friends

Job 33: Elihu Rebukes Job

Job 34: Elihu Confirms God's Justice

Job 35: Elihu Reminds Job of God's Justice

Job 36: Elihu Shows God's Justice and Power

Job 37: Elihu Proclaims God's Majesty

Job 38: God Challenges Job

Job 39: God Speaks of His Creation

Job 40: Job Humbles Himself Before God

Job 41: God's Power Shown in Creatures

Job 42: Job Submits Himself to God

Job 31
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