Job 32:2
New International Version
But Elihu son of Barakel the Buzite, of the family of Ram, became very angry with Job for justifying himself rather than God.

New Living Translation
Then Elihu son of Barakel the Buzite, of the clan of Ram, became angry. He was angry because Job refused to admit that he had sinned and that God was right in punishing him.

English Standard Version
Then Elihu the son of Barachel the Buzite, of the family of Ram, burned with anger. He burned with anger at Job because he justified himself rather than God.

Berean Study Bible
This kindled the anger of Elihu son of Barachel the Buzite, of the family of Ram, who burned with anger against Job for justifying himself rather than God.

New American Standard Bible
But the anger of Elihu the son of Barachel the Buzite, of the family of Ram burned; against Job his anger burned because he justified himself before God.

King James Bible
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.

Christian Standard Bible
Then Elihu son of Barachel the Buzite from the family of Ram became angry. He was angry at Job because he had justified himself rather than God.

Contemporary English Version
Elihu from Buz was there, and he had become upset with Job for blaming God instead of himself.

Good News Translation
But a bystander named Elihu could not control his anger any longer, because Job was justifying himself and blaming God. (Elihu was the son of Barakel, a descendant of Buz, and belonged to the clan of Ram.)

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Then Elihu son of Barachel the Buzite from the family of Ram became angry. He was angry at Job because he had justified himself rather than God.

International Standard Version
But then Barachel's son Elihu from Buz, one of Ram's descendants, got really angry. He was furious with Job because he had been declaring himself righteous instead of vindicating God.

NET Bible
Then Elihu son of Barakel the Buzite, of the family of Ram, became very angry. He was angry with Job for justifying himself rather than God.

New Heart English Bible
Then the wrath of Elihu the son of Barachel, the Buzite, of the family of Ram, was kindled against Job. His wrath was kindled because he justified himself rather than God.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Then Elihu, son of Barachel, a descendant of Buz from the family of Ram, became very angry with Job because Job thought he was more righteous than God.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Then was kindled the wrath of Elihu the son of Barachel the Buzite, of the family of Ram; against Job was his wrath kindled, because he justified himself rather than God.

New American Standard 1977
But the anger of Elihu the son of Barachel the Buzite, of the family of Ram burned; against Job his anger burned, because he justified himself before God.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Then the wrath of Elihu, the son of Barachel, the Buzite, of the kindred of Ram, was kindled; against Job was his wrath kindled, because he justified himself rather than God.

King James 2000 Bible
Then was kindled the wrath of Elihu the son of Barachel the Buzite, of the family of Ram: against Job was his wrath aroused, because he justified himself rather than God.

American King James Version
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.

American Standard Version
Then was kindled the wrath of Elihu the son of Barachel the Buzite, of the family of Ram: against Job was his wrath kindled, because he justified himself rather than God.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And Eliu the son of Barachel the Buzite, of the kindred of Ram, was angry and was moved to indignation : now he was angry against Job, because he said he was just before God.

Darby Bible Translation
Then was kindled the anger of Elihu the son of Barachel, the Buzite, of the family of Ram: against Job was his anger kindled, because he justified himself rather than God;

English Revised Version
Then was kindled the wrath of Elihu the son of Barachel the Buzite, of the family of Ram: against Job was his wrath kindled, because he justified himself rather than God.

Webster's Bible Translation
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.

World English Bible
Then the wrath of Elihu the son of Barachel, the Buzite, of the family of Ram, was kindled against Job. His wrath was kindled because he justified himself rather than God.

Young's Literal Translation
and burn doth the anger of Elihu son of Barachel the Buzite, of the family of Ram; against Job hath his anger burned, because of his justifying himself more than God;
Study Bible HEB ▾ 
Elihu Rebukes Job's Three Friends
1So these three men stopped answering Job, because he was righteous in his own eyes. 2This kindled the anger of Elihu son of Barachel the Buzite, of the family of Ram, who burned with anger against Job for justifying himself rather than God. 3And his anger burned against Job’s three friends, because they had failed to refute Job, and yet had condemned him.…
Cross References
Genesis 22:21
Uz the firstborn, his brother Buz, Kemuel the father of Aram,

Job 27:5
I will never declare that you are right; I will maintain my integrity until I die.

Job 27:6
I will hold fast my righteousness and never let go. As long as I live, my conscience will not accuse me.

Job 30:21
You have ruthlessly turned on me; You oppose me with Your strong hand.

Job 32:3
And his anger burned against Job's three friends, because they had failed to refute Job, and yet had condemned him.

Treasury of Scripture

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.

kindled

Psalm 69:9 For the zeal of your house has eaten me up; and the reproaches of …

Mark 3:5 And when he had looked round about on them with anger, being grieved …

Ephesians 4:26 Be you angry, and sin not: let not the sun go down on your wrath:

Buzite

Genesis 22:21 Huz his firstborn, and Buz his brother, and Kemuel the father of Aram,

because

Job 10:3 Is it good to you that you should oppress, that you should despise …

Job 27:2 As God lives, who has taken away my judgment; and the Almighty, who …

Job 34:5,6,17,18 For Job has said, I am righteous: and God has taken away my judgment…

Job 35:2 Think you this to be right, that you said, My righteousness is more than God's?

Job 40:8 Will you also cancel my judgment? will you condemn me, that you may …

Luke 10:29 But he, willing to justify himself, said to Jesus, And who is my neighbor?

himself. Heb. his soul







Lexicon
This kindled
וַיִּ֤חַר (way·yi·ḥar)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 2734: To glow, grow warm, to blaze up, of anger, zeal, jealousy

the anger
אַ֨ף ׀ (’ap̄)
Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 639: The nose, nostril, the face, a person, ire

of Elihu
אֱלִיה֣וּא (’ĕ·lî·hū)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 453: Elihu -- 'He is (my) God', five Israelites

son
בֶן־ (ḇen-)
Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 1121: A son

of Barachel
בַּרַכְאֵ֣ל (ba·raḵ·’êl)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 1292: Barachel -- 'El does bless', the father of one of Job's friends

the Buzite,
הַבּוּזִי֮ (hab·bū·zî)
Article | Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 940: Buzite -- a Buzite

of the family
מִמִּשְׁפַּ֪חַ֫ת (mim·miš·pa·ḥaṯ)
Preposition-m | Noun - feminine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 4940: A family, circle of relatives, a class, a species, sort, a tribe, people

of Ram,
רָ֥ם (rām)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 7410: Two Israelites, also family of Elihu

who burned
חָרָ֣ה (ḥā·rāh)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 2734: To glow, grow warm, to blaze up, of anger, zeal, jealousy

with anger
אַפּ֑וֹ (’ap·pōw)
Noun - masculine singular construct | third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 639: The nose, nostril, the face, a person, ire

against Job
בְּ֭אִיּוֹב (bə·’î·yō·wḇ)
Preposition-b | Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 347: Job -- a patriarch

for
עַֽל־ (‘al-)
Preposition
Strong's Hebrew 5921: Above, over, upon, against

justifying
צַדְּק֥וֹ (ṣad·də·qōw)
Verb - Piel - Infinitive construct | third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 6663: To be just or righteous

himself
נַ֝פְשׁ֗וֹ (nap̄·šōw)
Noun - feminine singular construct | third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 5315: A soul, living being, life, self, person, desire, passion, appetite, emotion

rather than God.
מֵאֱלֹהִֽים׃ (mê·’ĕ·lō·hîm)
Preposition-m | Noun - masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 430: gods -- the supreme God, magistrates, a superlative
(2) Because he justified himself rather than God.--See Job 19:6. Job maintained his innocence, and could not understand how his affliction could be reconciled with the justice of God. Yet, at the same time, he declared that God was his salvation (Job 13:16), and that it was impossible for man to be absolutely just with God (Job 9:2; Job 9:28), though at the same time he might hope in His righteousness (Job 23:3 seqq.).

Verse 2. - Then was kindled the wrath of Elihu. The name "Elihu" was not uncommon among the Israelites. It is found among the ancestors of Samuel (1 Samuel 1:1), among the Korhite Levites of the time of David (1 Chronicles 26:7), and as a variant for Eliab, one of David's brothers (1 Chronicles 27:8) The meaning of the word was, "He is my God" (אליהוא). The son of Barachal. Barachel is also a significant name. It means, "Bless, O God," or "God blesses" (בר אל). Both names imply that the new interlocutor belonged to a family of monotheists. The Buzite. "Huz" and "Buz" were brothers, the sons of Nahor, Abraham's brother, by Maleah, the daughter of Haran (Genesis 11:29; Genesis 22:20, 21). Of the kindred of Ram. By "Ram" we are probably to understand "Aram," who was the son of Kemuel, a brother of Huz and Buz. (On the connection of Huz and Buz with the Arabian tribes of Khazu and Bazu, see the comment on Job 1:1.) Against Job was his wrath kindled, because he justified himself rather than God. Elihu was well-intentional; and it is perhaps not surprising that he had been shocked by some of Job's expressions. Job had himself apologized for them (Job 6:26); and certainly they went perilously near taxing God with injustice (see Job 40:8). But it is to be remembered that finally God justifies Job's sayings, while condemning those of his "comforters." "My wrath is kindled," he says to Eliphaz, "against thee, and against thy two friends: for ye have not spoken of me the thing that is right as my servant Job hath" (Job 42:7). 32:1-5 Job's friends were silenced, but not convinced. Others had been present. Elihu was justly displeased with Job, as more anxious to clear his own character than the justice and goodness of God. Elihu was displeased with Job's friends because they had not been candid to Job. Seldom is a quarrel begun, more seldom is a quarrel carried on, in which there are not faults on both sides. Those that seek for truth, must not reject what is true and good on either side, nor approve or defend what is wrong.
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