1 So these three men ceased to answer Job (Iyyov), because he was righteous in his own eyes.
2 Then was kindled the wrath of Elihu the son of Barachel the Buzite, of the kindred of Ram; against Job (Iyyov) was his wrath kindled, because he justified himself rather than God (Elohim).
3 Also against his three friends was his wrath kindled, because they had found no answer, and yet had condemned Job (Iyyov).
4 Now Elihu had waited till Job (Iyyov) had spoken, because they were elder than he.
5 When Elihu saw that there was no answer in the mouth of these three men, then his wrath was kindled.
6 And Elihu the son of Barachel the Buzite answered and said: “I am young, and you are very old; wherefore I was afraid, and durst not shew you mine opinion.
7 I said, ‘Days should speak, and multitude of years should teach wisdom.’
8 But there is a spirit in man; and the inspiration of the Almighty giveth them understanding.
9 Great men are not always wise: neither do the aged understand judgment.
10 Therefore I said, ‘Hearken to me; I also will shew mine opinion.’
11 Behold, I waited for your words; I gave ear to your reasons, whilst you searched out what to say.
12 Yea, I attended unto you, and, behold, there was none of you that convinced Job (Iyyov), or that answered his words:
13 Lest you should say, ‘We have found out wisdom’; God (El) thrusteth him down, not man.
14 Now he hath not directed his words against me; neither will I answer him with your speeches.
15 They were amazed, they answered no more: they left off speaking.
16 When I had waited, (for they spake not, but stood still, and answered no more;)
17 I said, I will answer also my part, I also will shew mine opinion.
18 For I am full of matter, the spirit within me constraineth me.
19 Behold, my belly is as wine which hath no vent; it is ready to burst like new bottles.
20 I will speak, that I may be refreshed; I will open my lips and answer.
21 Let me not, I pray, show partiality to any man, neither let me give flattering titles unto man.
22 For I know not to give flattering titles; in so doing my Maker would soon take me away.