Douay Rheims Bible

Job 31

The Book of Job

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Chapter 32

1

 So these three men ceased to answer Job, because he seemed just to himself. 


2

 And Eliu the son of Barachel the Buzite, of the kindred of Ram, was angry and was moved to indignation : now he was angry against Job, because he said he was just before God. 


3

 And he was angry with his friends because they had not found a reasonable answer, but only had condemned Job. 


4

 So Eliu waited while Job was speaking, because they were his elders that were speaking. 


5

 But when he saw that the three were not able to answer, he was exceedingly angry. 


6

 Then Eliu the son of Barachel the Buzite answered and said : I am younger in days, and you are more ancient; therefore hanging down my head, I was afraid to shew you my opinion. 


7

 For I hoped that greater age would speak, and that a multitude of years would teach wisdom. 


8

 But, as I see, there is a spirit in men, and the inspiration of the Almighty giveth understanding. 


9

 They that are aged are not the wise men, neither do the ancients understand judgment. 


10

 Therefore I will speak : Hearken to me, I also will shew you my wisdom. 


11

 For I have waited for your words, I have given ear to your wisdom, as long as you were disputing in words. 


12

 And as long as I thought you said some thing, I considered : but, as I see, there is none of you that can convince Job, and answer his words. 


13

 Lest you should say : We have found wisdom, God hath cast him down, not man. 


14

 He hath spoken nothing to me, and I will not answer him according to your words. 


15

 They were afraid, and answered no more, and they left off speaking. 


16

 Therefore because I have waited, and they have not spoken : they stood, and answered no more : 


17

 I also will answer my part, and will shew my knowledge. 


18

 Behold, my belly is as new wine which wanteth vent, which bursteth the new vessels. 


20

 I will speak and take breath a little : I will open my lips, and will answer. 


21

 I will not accept the person of man, and I will not level God with man. 


22

 For I know not how long I shall continue, and whether after a while my Maker may take me away. 


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