Rebuked by Youth

“So these three men ceased to answer Job, because he was righteous in his own eyes.
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.  Also against his three friends was his wrath kindled, because they had found no answer, and had condemned Job.
Now Elihu had waited till Job had spoken, because they were elder than he.  When Elihu saw that there was no answer in the mouth of these three men, then his wrath was kindled.  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.  I said, ‘Days should speak, and multitude of years should teach wisdom.’  But there is a spirit in man: and the inspiration of the Almighty giveth them understanding.  Great men are not always wise: neither do the aged understand judgment.  Therefore I said, ‘Hearken to me; I also will shew mine opinion.'” Job 32:1-10  (KJB)

REFERENCES: 31:1-40; 32:11-37:24; Ephesians 4:26; Luke 10:29; 1 Kings 3:12; 1 Corinthians 1:26; Proverbs 18:13; 1 Peter 5:5; 1 Timothy 5:1; Psalm 34:11-12

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