Job’s three friends now fell silent. They were talked out, stymied because Job wouldn’t budge an inch—wouldn’t admit to an ounce of guilt. Then Elihu lost his temper. (Elihu was the son of Barakel the Buzite from the clan of Ram.) He blazed out in anger against Job for pitting his righteousness against God’s. He was also angry with the three friends because they had neither come up with an answer nor proved Job wrong. Elihu had waited with Job while they spoke because they were all older than he. But when he saw that the three other men had exhausted their arguments, he exploded with pent-up anger.
but when Elihu (Barachel’s son from Buz) realized the three men’s words were spent, his anger inflamed him. Elihu: I am a young man, and you are my wise elders, So I have been here shyly creeping about in the background, timid about sharing my opinion with you.
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