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Job 32 - NIV


1 So these three men stopped answering Job, because he was righteous in his own eyes.

2 But Elihu son of Barakel the Buzite, of the family of Ram, became very angry with Job?for justifying himself rather than God.

3 He was also angry with the three friends, because they had found no way to refute Job, and yet had condemned him.[a]

4 Now Elihu had waited before speaking to Job because they were older than he.

5 But when he saw that the three men had nothing more to say, his anger was aroused.

6 So Elihu son of Barakel the Buzite said:

“I am young in years,
and you are old;
that is why I was fearful,
not daring to tell you what I know.

7 I thought, ‘Age should speak;
advanced years should teach wisdom.’

8 But it is the spirit[b] in a person,
the breath of the Almighty, that gives them understanding.

9 It is not only the old[c] who are wise,
not only the aged who understand what is right.


“Therefore I say: Listen to me;
I too will tell you what I know.

11 I waited while you spoke,
I listened to your reasoning;
while you were searching for words,

12 I gave you my full attention.
But not one of you has proved Job wrong;
none of you has answered his arguments.

13 Do not say, ‘We have found wisdom;
let God, not a man, refute him.’

14 But Job has not marshaled his words against me,
and I will not answer him with your arguments.


“They are dismayed and have no more to say;
words have failed them.

16 Must I wait, now that they are silent,
now that they stand there with no reply?

17 I too will have my say;
I too will tell what I know.

18 For I am full of words,
and the spirit within me compels me;

19 inside I am like bottled-up wine,
like new wineskins ready to burst.

20 I must speak and find relief;
I must open my lips and reply.

21 I will show no partiality,
nor will I flatter anyone;

22 for if I were skilled in flattery,
my Maker would soon take me away.


a. Job 32:3 Masoretic Text; an ancient Hebrew scribal tradition Job, and so had condemned God
b. Job 32:8 Or Spirit; also in verse 18
c. Job 32:9 Or many; or great

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Shared by: Thomas Swope on Oct, 2016
Summary: A study of the book of Job 32: 1 – 22
Series: Job
Scripture: Job 32:1-22
Denomination: Calvary Chapel
Views: 83
Don  Kesner avatar
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Shared by: Don Kesner on Feb, 2015
Summary: Our experiences can be a great teacher if we allow them to be. The question is whether or not we learn from our mistakes or continue to keep making the same ones over and over again.
Scripture: Job 32:6-7
Denomination: Independent/Bible
Views: 536
Allan Quak avatar
Elihus Answer - Job you are a hypocrite
Shared by: Allan Quak on Aug, 2011
Summary: Elihu shows that Job has allowed himself to start sinning because he has not responded to the suffering the way God expected. Through his actions Job acts in a hypocritical way.
based on 2 ratings
Scripture: Job 32:1-37:24
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 1,422
Joseph Smith avatar
No Fools Here: Job's Young Friend Elihu
Shared by: Joseph Smith on Nov, 2008
Summary: April Fool’s Day. Brash young Elihu is angry at Job and his friends for their inactivity. And he sees the extravagant, "foolish" mercy of God that foreshadows God’s forgiveness in Christ, "foolishly" spending His life for us.
based on 1 rating
Scripture: Job 32:1-37:1
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 2,111
Tom Shepard avatar
Introduction To Elihu - Job Chapter Thirty Two
Shared by: Tom Shepard on Jun, 2008
Summary: This is a study into Job chapter thrity two.
based on 10 ratings
Scripture: Job 32:1-22
Views: 3,063
Ed Pruitt avatar
To Understand the Bible You Need the Inspiration of the Holy Spirit
Shared by: Ed Pruitt on Jun, 2005
Summary: Our subject this morning is: To Understand The Bible You Need The Inspiration of The Holy Spirit. Understanding the Bible requires us to be in a place where the Spirit of God can teach us.
based on 10 ratings
Scripture: Job 32:8-9
Denomination: Church Of God
Views: 6,808
Marilyn Murphree avatar
"Where is Your Turning Point?"
Shared by: Marilyn Murphree on Mar, 2004
Summary: What does it take to get you to turn to the Lord and confess your sins?
based on 20 ratings
Scripture: Job 32:1-11
Denomination: Methodist
Views: 1,579
A. Todd Coget avatar
Dependent Faith
Shared by: A. Todd Coget on Oct, 2003
Summary: This message teaches us that we are utterly, totally, 100% dependent upon God!
based on 70 ratings
Views: 2,054
Joseph Smith avatar
Doing a Slow Burn
Shared by: Joseph Smith on Jul, 2003
Summary: Elihu listened to Job as long as he could, but finally erupted with the contention that Job had too little faith, was too hypocritical, did not know how to cry out to God to ask for help with his needs, and offered no witness.
based on 34 ratings
Scripture: Job 32:1-36:19
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 2,335
Dr. Ronald Shultz avatar
Days Should Speak!
Shared by: Dr. Ronald Shultz on Mar, 2001
Summary: An exhortation to be role models for our youth.
based on 57 ratings
Scripture: Job 32:1-22
Denomination: Assembly Of God
Views: 734
Jimmy Chapman avatar
Shared by: Jimmy Chapman on Feb, 2001
based on 96 ratings
Scripture: Job 32:7
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 902
John Kapteyn avatar
Words of Truth and Healing
Shared by: John Kapteyn on Oct, 2000
Summary: Job's friend Elihu gives invaluable insights in how to minister to those who are suffering.
based on 8 ratings
Scripture: Job 32:1-33:7
Denomination: Presbyterian/Reformed
Views: 1,180