1 Omiserunt autem tres viri isti respondere Iob, eo quod iustus sibi videretur.
2 Et iratus indignatusque est Eliu filius Barachel Buzites de cognatione Ram; iratus est autem adversum Iob, eo quod iustum se esse diceret coram Deo.
3 Porro adversum amicos eius indignatus est, eo quod non invenissent responsionem, sed tantummodo condemnassent Iob.
4 Igitur Eliu exspectavit Iob loquentem, eo quod seniores essent, qui loquebantur;
5 cum autem vidisset Eliu quod tres respondere non potuissent, iratus est vehementer.
6 Respondensque Eliu filius Barachel Buzites dixit: "Iunior sum tempore, vos autem antiquiores; idcirco veritus sum et timui vobis indicare meam sententiam.
7 Dixi: Aetas loquetur, et annorum multitudo docebit sapientiam.
8 Sed, ut video, spiritus est in hominibus, et inspiratio Omnipotentis dat intellegentiam.
9 Non sunt longaevi sapientes, nec senes intellegunt iudicium.
10 Ideo dicam: Audite me, ostendam vobis etiam ego meam sapientiam.
11 Exspectavi enim sermones vestros, intendi aurem in prudentiam vestram, donec investigaretis,
12 et ut vos intellegerem nitebar. Sed, ut video, non est qui possit arguere Iob et respondere ex vobis sermonibus eius.
13 Ne forte dicatis: "Invenimus sapientiam; Deus proiecit eum, non homo".
14 Non parabo mihi verba, et ego non secundum sermones vestros respondebo illi.
15 Extimuerunt nec responderunt ultra; abstuleruntque a se eloquia.
16 Quoniam igitur exspectavi, et non sunt locuti, steterunt, nec ultra responderunt,
17 respondebo et ego partem meam et ostendam scientiam meam.
18 Plenus sum enim sermonibus, et coarctat me spiritus pectoris mei;
19 en venter meus quasi mustum absque spiraculo, quod lagunculas novas disrumpit.
20 Loquar et respirabo paululum, aperiam labia mea et respondebo.
21 Non accipiam personam viri et nulli homini blandiar.
22 Nescio enim blandiri, quia in brevi tolleret me Factor meus.
King James Version
1 So these three men ceased to answer Job, because he was righteous in his own eyes.
2 Then was kindled the wrath of Elihu the son of Barachel the Buzite, of the kindred of Ram: against Job was his wrath kindled, because he justified himself rather than God.
3 Also against his three friends was his wrath kindled, because they had found no answer, and yet had condemned Job.
4 Now Elihu had waited till Job had spoken, because they were elder than he.
5 When Elihu saw that there was no answer in the mouth of these three men, then his wrath was kindled.
6 And Elihu the son of Barachel the Buzite answered and said, I am young, and ye are very old; wherefore I was afraid, and durst not shew you mine opinion.
7 I said, Days should speak, and multitude of years should teach wisdom.
8 But there is a spirit in man: and the inspiration of the Almighty giveth them understanding.
9 Great men are not always wise: neither do the aged understand judgment.
10 Therefore I said, Hearken to me; I also will shew mine opinion.
11 Behold, I waited for your words; I gave ear to your reasons, whilst ye searched out what to say.
12 Yea, I attended unto you, and, behold, there was none of you that convinced Job, or that answered his words:
13 Lest ye should say, We have found out wisdom: God thrusteth him down, not man.
14 Now he hath not directed his words against me: neither will I answer him with your speeches.
15 They were amazed, they answered no more: they left off speaking.
16 When I had waited, (for they spake not, but stood still, and answered no more;)
17 I said, I will answer also my part, I also will shew mine opinion.
18 For I am full of matter, the spirit within me constraineth me.
19 Behold, my belly is as wine which hath no vent; it is ready to burst like new bottles.
20 I will speak, that I may be refreshed: I will open my lips and answer.
21 Let me not, I pray you, accept any man's person, neither let me give flattering titles unto man.
22 For I know not to give flattering titles; in so doing my maker would soon take me away.