1 So these three men ceased to answere Iob, because he esteemed himselfe iust.
2 Then was kindled the wrath of Elihu the son of Barachel the Buzite, of the kindred of Ram: against Job was his wrath kindled, because he justified himself rather than God.
3 Also his anger was kindled against his three friends, because they could not finde an answere, and yet condemned Iob.
4 Now Elihu had waited till Job had spoken, because they [were] elder than he.
5 So when Elihu saw, that there was none answere in the mouth of the three men, his wrath was kindled.
6 Therefore Elihu the sonne of Barachel, the Buzite answered, & sayd, I am yong in yeres, and ye are ancient: therefore I doubted, and was afraide to shewe 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 alway wise, neither doe the aged alway vnderstand iudgement.
10 Therefore I say, Heare me, and I will shew also mine opinion.
11 Behold, I waited for your words; I gave ear to your reasons, whilst ye searched out what to say.
12 Yea, when I had considered you, lo, there was none of you that reproued Iob, nor answered his wordes:
13 Lest ye should say, We have found out wisdom: God thrusteth him down, not man.
14 Now he hath not directed [his] words against me: neither will I answer him with your speeches.
15 Then they fearing, answered no more, but left off their talke.
16 When I had wayted (for they spake not, but stood still and answered no more)
17 Then answered I in my turne, and I shewed mine opinion.
18 For I am full of matter, the spirit within me constraineth me.
19 Beholde, my belly is as the wine, which hath no vent, and like the new bottels that brast.
20 Therefore will I speake, that I may take breath: I will open my lippes, and will answere.
21 Let me not, I pray you, accept any man's person, 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.