1750 Challoner Revision of the Douay-Rheims (DR)
1 Elihu is angry with Job and his three friends. 6 Because wisdom cometh not from age, he excuseth the boldness of his youth. 11 He reproveth them for not satisfying Job. 16 His zeal to speak.
32:1 ¶ So these three men ceased to answer Job, because he seemed just to himself.
32:2 And Eliu the son of Barachel the Buzite of the kindred of Ram, was angry and was moved to indignation: now he was angry against Job, because he said he was just before God.
32:3 And he was angry with his friends, because they had not found a reasonable answer, but only had condemned Job.
32:4 So Eliu waited while Job was speaking because they were his elders that were speaking.
32:5 But when he saw that the three were not able to answer, he was exceedingly angry.
32:6 Then Eliu the son of Barachel the Buzite answered, and said: I am younger in days, and you are more ancient, therefore hanging down my head, I was afraid to shew you my opinion.
32:7 For I hoped that greater age would speak, and that a multitude of years would teach wisdom.
32:8 But, as I see, there is a spirit in men, and the inspiration of the Almighty giveth understanding.
32:9 They that are aged are not the wise men, neither do the ancients understand judgment.
32:10 Therefore I will speak: Hearken to me, I also will shew you my wisdom.
32:11 For I have waited for your words, I have given ear to your wisdom, as long as you were disputing in words.
32:12 And as long as I thought you said some thing, I considered: but, as I see, there is none of you that can convince Job, and answer his words.
32:13 Lest you should say: We have found wisdom, God hath cast him down, not man.
32:14 He hath spoken nothing to me, and I will not answer him according to your words.
32:15 They were afraid, and answered no more, and they left off speaking.
32:16 Therefore because I have waited, and they have not spoken: they stood, and answered no more:
32:17 I also will answer my part, and will shew my knowledge.
32:18 For I am full of matter to speak of, and the spirit of my bowels straiteneth me.
32:19 Behold, my belly is as new wine which wanteth vent, which bursteth the new vessels.
32:20 I will speak and take breath a little: I will open my lips, and will answer.
32:21 I will not accept the person of man, and I will not level God with man.
32:22 For I know not how long I shall continue, and whether after a while my Maker may take me away.
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