32 So these three men ceased from answering Job, for he was righteous in his* own eyes.+ 2 But the anger of E·liʹhu* the son of Barʹa·chel the Buzʹite+ of the family of Ram came to be hot. Against Job his anger blazed over his declaring his own soul righteous rather than God.*+ 3 Also, against his three companions his anger blazed over the fact that they had not found an answer but they proceeded to pronounce God* wicked.+ 4 And E·liʹhu himself had waited for Job with words, because they were older than he was in days.+ 5 And E·liʹhu gradually saw that there was no answer in the mouth+ of the three men, and his anger kept getting hotter. 6 And E·liʹhu the son of Barʹa·chel the Buzʹite proceeded to answer and say:
“Young I am in days
And YOU men are aged.+
That is why I drew back* and was afraid
To declare my knowledge to YOU men.
7 I said, ‘Days themselves should speak,
And a multitude of years are what should make wisdom known.’+
8 Surely it is the spirit in mortal men
And the breath of the Almighty [that] gives them understanding.+
Nor those just old that understand judgment.+
10 Therefore I said, ‘Do listen to me.
I shall declare my knowledge, even I.’
11 Look! I have waited for the words of YOU men,
I kept giving ear to YOUR reasonings,+
Until YOU could search for words [to say].
12 And to YOU I kept my attention turned,
And here there is no one reproving Job,
None of YOU answering his sayings,
It is God* that drives him away, not a man.’
14 As he has not arrayed words against me,
So with the sayings of YOU men I shall not reply to him.
15 They have been terrified, they have answered no more;
Words have moved away from them.
16 And I have waited, for they do not continue speaking;
For they stood still, they answered no more.
17 I shall give in answer my part, even I;
I shall declare my knowledge, even I;
18 For I have become full of words;
Spirit has brought pressure+ upon me in my belly.