Job 32:11
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English Standard Version
“Behold, I waited for your words, I listened for your wise sayings, while you searched out what to say.

King James Bible
Behold, I waited for your words; I gave ear to your reasons, whilst ye searched out what to say.

American Standard Version
Behold, I waited for your words, I listened for your reasonings, Whilst ye searched out what to say.

Douay-Rheims Bible
For I have waited for your words, I have given ear to your wisdom, as long as you were disputing in words.

English Revised Version
Behold, I waited for your words, I listened for your reasons, whilst ye searched out what to say.

Webster's Bible Translation
Behold, I waited for your words; I gave ear to your reasons, whilst ye searched out what to say.

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Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

4-6 And Elihu had waited for Job with words, for they were older than he in days. And Elihu saw that there was no answer in the mouth of the three men, then his wrath was kindled. And Elihu the son of Barachel the Buzite began, and said.

He had waited (perf. in the sense of the plusquamperf., Ew. 135, a) for Job with words (בּדברים as elsewhere בּמלּים, בּמלּין), i.e., until Job should have spoken his last word in the controversial dialogue. Thus he considered it becoming on his part, for they (המּה, illi, whereas אלּה according to the usage of the language is hi) were older (seniores) than he in days (לימים as Job 32:6, less harsh here, instead of the acc. of closer definition, Job 15:10, comp. Job 11:9). As it now became manifest that the friends made no reply to Job's last speeches for want of the right solution of problem, and therefore also Job had nothing further to say, he believes that he may venture, without any seeming want of courtesy, to give utterance to his long-restrained indignation; and Elihu (with Mahpach) the son of Barach'el (Mercha) the Buzite (with Rebia parvum) began and spoke (ויּאמר not with Silluk, but Mercha mahpach., and in fact with Mercha on the accented penult., as Job 3:2, and further).

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I waited for

Job 32:4 Now Elihu had waited till Job had spoken, because they were elder than he.

Job 29:21,23 To me men gave ear, and waited, and kept silence at my counsel...

reasons. Heb. understandings (Instead of tevoonotheychem, nine MSS. read techoonotheychem, 'your arguments;' but the sense is nearly the same.)

whilst (Ad tachkeroon millin, 'whilst ye were searching for words;' a fine irony, which they must have felt.)

Job 5:27 See this, we have searched it, so it is; hear it, and know you it for your good.

Proverbs 18:17 He that is first in his own cause seems just; but his neighbor comes and searches him.

Proverbs 28:11 The rich man is wise in his own conceit; but the poor that has understanding searches him out.

Ecclesiastes 12:9,10 And moreover, because the preacher was wise, he still taught the people knowledge; yes, he gave good heed, and sought out...

what to say. Heb. words

Cross References
Job 32:10
Therefore I say, 'Listen to me; let me also declare my opinion.'

Job 32:12
I gave you my attention, and, behold, there was none among you who refuted Job or who answered his words.

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