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Job 32:8-10 The Message (MSG)

6-10 This is what Elihu, son of Barakel the Buzite, said:

“I’m a young man,
    and you are all old and experienced.
That’s why I kept quiet
    and held back from joining the discussion.
I kept thinking, ‘Experience will tell.
    The longer you live, the wiser you become.’
But I see I was wrong—it’s God’s Spirit in a person,
    the breath of the Almighty One, that makes wise human insight possible.
The experts have no corner on wisdom;
    getting old doesn’t guarantee good sense.
So I’ve decided to speak up. Listen well!
    I’m going to tell you exactly what I think.

The Message (MSG)

Copyright © 1993, 2002, 2018 by Eugene H. Peterson

Job 32:8 New Living Translation (NLT)

But there is a spirit[a] within people,
    the breath of the Almighty within them,
    that makes them intelligent.

Footnotes:

  1. 32:8 Or Spirit; also in 32:18.
New Living Translation (NLT)

Holy Bible, New Living Translation, copyright © 1996, 2004, 2015 by Tyndale House Foundation. Used by permission of Tyndale House Publishers, Inc., Carol Stream, Illinois 60188. All rights reserved.


Job 32:8 Amplified Bible (AMP)


“But there is [a vital force and] a spirit [of intelligence] in man,
And the breath of the Almighty gives them understanding.

Amplified Bible (AMP)

Copyright © 2015 by The Lockman Foundation, La Habra, CA 90631. All rights reserved.

Job 32:8 English Standard Version (ESV)

But it is the spirit in man,
    the breath of the Almighty, that makes him understand.

English Standard Version (ESV)

The Holy Bible, English Standard Version. ESV® Text Edition: 2016. Copyright © 2001 by Crossway Bibles, a publishing ministry of Good News Publishers.

Job 32:8 New International Version (NIV)

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

Footnotes:

  1. Job 32:8 Or Spirit; also in verse 18
New International Version (NIV)

Holy Bible, New International Version®, NIV® Copyright ©1973, 1978, 1984, 2011 by Biblica, Inc.® Used by permission. All rights reserved worldwide.

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