32 So these three men stopped trying to answer Job, because he was convinced of his own righteousness.*+ 2 But E·liʹhu the son of Barʹa·chel the Buzʹite+ of the family of Ram had become very angry. His anger blazed against Job for trying to prove himself* right rather than God.+ 3 He was also very angry with Job’s three companions because they could not find an answer but had declared God wicked.+ 4 E·liʹhu had been waiting to respond to Job, because they were older than he was.+ 5 When E·liʹhu saw that the three men had nothing to say in answer, his anger flared up. 6 So E·liʹhu the son of Barʹa·chel the Buzʹite began to speak, saying:
So I respectfully held back,+
And I dared not tell you what I know.
10 So I say, ‘Listen to me,
And I will also tell you what I know.’
11 Look! I have waited for your words;
I kept listening to your reasoning+
As you searched for things to say.+
13 So do not say, ‘We have found wisdom;
It is God who refutes him, not a man.’
14 He did not direct his words against me,
So I will not reply to him with your arguments.
15 They are dismayed, they have no more answers;
They have nothing left to say.
16 I have waited, but they do not continue speaking;
They just stand there, with no further answer.
17 So I too will give an answer;
I too will tell what I know,
18 For I am full of words;
The spirit within me compels me.
20 Let me speak so that I can find relief!
I will open my lips and give an answer.