1: And these three men ceased to answer Job, because he was righteous in his own eyes. 2: Then was kindled the anger of Elihu the son of Barachel, the Buzite, of the family of Ram: against Job was his anger kindled, because he justified himself rather than God; 3: and against his three friends was his anger kindled, because they found no answer, and [yet] condemned Job. 4: But Elihu had waited till Job had finished speaking, because they were older than he. 5: And Elihu saw that there was no answer in the mouth of the three men, and his anger was kindled. 6: And Elihu the son of Barachel the Buzite answered and said, I am young, and ye are aged; wherefore I was timid, and feared to shew you what I know. 7: I said, Let days speak, and multitude of years teach wisdom. 8: But there is a spirit which is in man; and the breath of the Almighty giveth them understanding. 9: It is not the great that are wise; neither do the aged understand judgment. 10: Therefore I say, Hearken to me; I also will shew what I know. 11: Lo, I waited for your words; I gave ear to your reasonings, until ye searched out what to say. 12: Yea, I gave you mine attention, and behold, there was none of you that confuted Job, that answered his words; 13: That ye may not say, We have found out wisdom; God will make him yield, not man. 14: Now he hath not directed [his] words against me; and I will not answer him with your speeches. ... 15: They were amazed, they answered no more; words failed them. 16: And I waited, for they spoke not, but stood still, and answered no more; -- 17: I will answer, I also in my turn, I also will shew what I know: 18: For I am full of matter, the spirit within me constraineth me. 19: Behold, my belly is as wine which hath no vent; like new flasks, it is ready to burst. 20: I will speak, that I may find relief; I will open my lips and answer. 21: Let me not, I pray you, accept any man's person; neither will I give flattery to man. 22: For I know not how to flatter; my Maker would soon take me away.