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Then these three men ceased to answer Iyob, because he was righteous in his own eyes.
And the wrath of Elihu, son of Barak'el the Buzite, of the clan of Ram, burned against Iyob. His wrath burned because he declared himself right rather than Elohim.
And against his three friends his wrath burned, because they had found no answer, and pronounced Elohim wrong.
And because they were years older than he, Elihu had waited to speak to Iyob.
And when Elihu saw that there was no answer in the mouth of these three men, his wrath burned.
And Elihu, son of Barak'el the Buzite, responded and said, 'I am young in years, and you are aged. Therefore I was afraid to let you know my opinion.
I said, 'Days should speak, and many years should teach wisdom.'
But truly it is the spirit in man and the breath of the Almighty that gives him understanding.
The multitude are not wise, nor do the aged understand right-ruling.
Therefore I have said, 'Listen to me, let me also make my opinion known to you.'
Look, I waited for your words, I listened to your reasonings, while you searched out what to say.
And I paid close attention to you. But look, not one of you proved Iyob wrong, nor answered his words.
Lest you say, 'We have found wisdom' - it is El that drives him away, not man.
Now he has not ordered words against me, so I would not answer him with your words.
They have broken down; they have not answered again; words have departed from them.
And I have waited, but they do not speak, because they have stood still, they answered no more.
Let me answer on my part, let me also make my opinion known.
For I am filled with words; the spirit within me presses me.
See, within me it is like wine not opened; it shall burst like new wineskins.
Let me speak, so that I find relief; let me open my lips and answer.
Please, let me not show partiality to anyone, nor let me flatter any man.
For I do not know how to flatter, lest my Maker should soon take me away!