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So these three men ceased to answere Iob, because he was righteous in his owne eyes.
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Then was kindled the wrath of Elihu, the sonne of Barachel the Buzite, of the kinred of Ram: against Iob was his wrath kindled, because he iustified himselfe rather then God.
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Also against his three friends was his wrath kindled: because they had found no answere, and yet had condemned Iob.
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Now Elihu had waited till Iob had spoken: because they were elder then he.
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When Elihu saw that there was no answere in the mouth of these three men, then his wrath was kindled.
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And Elihu the sonne of Barachel the Buzite answered and sayd: I am yong, and yee are very old, wherefore I was afraid, and durst not shew you mine opinion.
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I said, Dayes should speake, and multitude of yeeres should teach wisedome.
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But there is a spirit in man: and the inspiration of the Almightie giueth them vnderstanding.
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Great men are not alwayes wise: neither doe the aged vnderstand iudgement.
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Therfore I sayd, Hearken to me: I also will shew mine opinion.
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Behold, I waited for your words: I gaue eare to your reasons, whilest you searched out what to say.
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Yea, I attended vnto you: and beholde, there was none of you that conuinced Iob, or that answered his words:
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Lest ye should say, We haue found out wisdom: God thrusteth him down, not man.
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Now he hath not directed his words against me: neither will I answere him with your speeches.
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They were amased, they answered no more, they left off speaking.
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When I had waited, (for they spake not, but stood still and answered no more.)
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I sayd, I will answere also my part, I also will shew mine opinion.
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For I am full of matter, the spirit within me constraineth me.
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Behold, my belly is as wine, which hath no vent, it is ready to burst like new bottles.
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I will speake, that I may be refreshed: I will open my lippes, and answere.
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Let me not, I pray you, accept any mans person: neither let me giue flattering titles vnto man.
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For I know not to giue flattering titles: in so doing my maker would soone take me away.