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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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1Howbeit, Job, I pray thee, hear my speech, And hearken to all my words. 2Behold now, I have opened my mouth; My tongue hath spoken in my mouth. 3My words shall utter the uprightness of my heart; And that which my lips know they shall speak sincerely. 4The Spirit of God hath made me, And the breath of the Almighty giveth me life. 5If thou canst, answer thou me; Set thy words in order before me, stand forth. 6Behold, I am toward God even as thou art: I also am formed out of the clay. 7Behold, my terror shall not make thee afraid, Neither shall my pressure be heavy upon thee. 8Surely thou hast spoken in my hearing, And I have heard the voice of thy words, saying, 9I am clean, without transgression; I am innocent, neither is there iniquity in me: 10Behold, he findeth occasions against me, He counteth me for his enemy: 11He putteth my feet in the stocks, He marketh all my paths. 12Behold, I will answer thee, in this thou art not just; For God is greater than man. 13Why dost thou strive against him, For that he giveth not account of any of his matters? 14For God speaketh once, Yea twice, though man regardeth it not. 15In a dream, in a vision of the night, When deep sleep falleth upon men, In slumberings upon the bed; 16Then he openeth the ears of men, And sealeth their instruction, 17That he may withdraw man from his purpose, And hide pride from man; 18He keepeth back his soul from the pit, And his life from perishing by the sword. 19He is chastened also with pain upon his bed, And with continual strife in his bones; 20So that his life abhorreth bread, And his soul dainty food. 21His flesh is consumed away, that it cannot be seen; And his bones that were not seen stick out. 22Yea, his soul draweth near unto the pit, And his life to the destroyers. 23If there be with him an angel, An interpreter, one among a thousand, To show unto man what is right for him; 24Then God is gracious unto him, and saith, Deliver him from going down to the pit, I have found a ransom. 25His flesh shall be fresher than a child's; He returneth to the days of his youth. 26He prayeth unto God, and he is favorable unto him, So that he seeth his face with joy: And he restoreth unto man his righteousness. 27He singeth before men, and saith, I have sinned, and perverted that which was right, And it profited me not: 28He hath redeemed my soul from going into the pit, And my life shall behold the light. 29Lo, all these things doth God work, Twice, yea thrice, with a man, 30To bring back his soul from the pit, That he may be enlightened with the light of the living. 31Mark well, O Job, hearken unto me: Hold thy peace, and I will speak. 32If thou hast anything to say, answer me: Speak, for I desire to justify thee. 33If not, hearken thou unto me: Hold thy peace, and I will teach thee wisdom.Other Versions