So Elihu son of Barakel the Buzite said:

“I am young in years,
    and you are old;(A)
that is why I was fearful,
    not daring to tell you what I know.
I thought, ‘Age should speak;
    advanced years should teach wisdom.’(B)
But it is the spirit[a](C) in a person,
    the breath of the Almighty,(D) that gives them understanding.(E)
It is not only the old[b] who are wise,(F)
    not only the aged(G) who understand what is right.(H)

10 “Therefore I say: Listen to me;(I)
    I too will tell you what I know.(J)
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.(K)
13 Do not say, ‘We have found wisdom;(L)
    let God, not a man, refute(M) him.’
14 But Job has not marshaled his words against me,(N)
    and I will not answer him with your arguments.

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  1. Job 32:8 Or Spirit; also in verse 18
  2. Job 32:9 Or many; or great

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