Job 32:4
New International Version
Now Elihu had waited before speaking to Job because they were older than he.

New Living Translation
Elihu had waited for the others to speak to Job because they were older than he.

English Standard Version
Now Elihu had waited to speak to Job because they were older than he.

Berean Study Bible
Now Elihu had waited to speak to Job because the others were older than he.

New American Standard Bible
Now Elihu had waited to speak to Job because they were years older than he.

King James Bible
Now Elihu had waited till Job had spoken, because they were elder than he.

Christian Standard Bible
Now Elihu had waited to speak to Job because they were all older than he.

Contemporary English Version
Elihu was younger than these three, and he let them speak first.

Good News Translation
Because Elihu was the youngest one there, he had waited until everyone finished speaking.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Now Elihu had waited to speak to Job because they were all older than he.

International Standard Version
Elihu waited to have a word with Job, since the others were older than he,

NET Bible
Now Elihu had waited before speaking to Job, because the others were older than he was.

New Heart English Bible
Now Elihu had waited to speak to Job, because they were elder than he.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Elihu waited as they spoke to Job because they were older than he was.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Now Elihu had waited to speak unto Job, because they were older than he.

New American Standard 1977
Now Elihu had waited to speak to Job because they were years older than he.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Now Elihu had waited until Job had spoken because they were all elder than he.

King James 2000 Bible
Now Elihu had waited till Job had spoken, because they were older than he.

American King James Version
Now Elihu had waited till Job had spoken, because they were elder than he.

American Standard Version
Now Elihu had waited to speak unto Job, because they were elder than he.

Douay-Rheims Bible
So Eliu waited while Job was speaking, because they were his elders that were speaking.

Darby Bible Translation
But Elihu had waited till Job had finished speaking, because they were older than he.

English Revised Version
Now Elihu had waited to speak unto Job, because they were elder than he.

Webster's Bible Translation
Now Elihu had waited till Job had spoken because they were older than he.

World English Bible
Now Elihu had waited to speak to Job, because they were elder than he.

Young's Literal Translation
And Elihu hath waited earnestly beside Job with words, for they are older than he in days.
Study Bible HEB ▾ 
Elihu Rebukes Job's Three Friends
3And his anger burned against Job’s three friends, because they had failed to refute Job, and yet had condemned him. 4Now Elihu had waited to speak to Job because the others were older than he. 5But when he saw that the three men had no further reply, his anger was aroused.…
Cross References
Job 32:3
And his anger burned against Job's three friends, because they had failed to refute Job, and yet had condemned him.

Job 32:5
But when he saw that the three men had no further reply, his anger was aroused.

Treasury of Scripture

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

waited till Job had spoken. Heb. expected Job in words

Job 32:11,12 Behold, I waited for your words; I gave ear to your reasons, whilst …

Proverbs 18:13 He that answers a matter before he hears it, it is folly and shame to him.

elder. Heb. elder for days







Lexicon
Now Elihu
וֶֽאֱלִיה֗וּ (we·’ĕ·lî·hū)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 453: Elihu -- 'He is (my) God', five Israelites

had waited
חִכָּ֣ה (ḥik·kāh)
Verb - Piel - Perfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 2442: To adhere to, to await

to speak
בִּדְבָרִ֑ים (biḏ·ḇā·rîm)
Preposition-b | Noun - masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 1697: A word, a matter, thing, a cause

to Job
אִ֭יּוֹב (’î·yō·wḇ)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 347: Job -- a patriarch

because
כִּ֤י (kî)
Conjunction
Strong's Hebrew 3588: A relative conjunction

the others
הֵ֖מָּה (hêm·māh)
Pronoun - third person masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 1992: They

were older
זְֽקֵנִים־ (zə·qê·nîm-)
Adjective - masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 2205: Old

than he.
מִמֶּ֣נּוּ (mim·men·nū)
Preposition | third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 4480: A part of, from, out of
(4) Now Elihu had waited till Job had spoken.--Literally, Had waited in words for or regarding Job; that is, as some understand it, had waited to speak unto Job, or, more probably, had waited till the argument was closed to declare his opinion with reference to Job. The line taken by Elihu is an intermediate one, and is neither that of Job nor his friends. He admits the integrity of Job--or, at least, he does not deny it--although he uses very strong expressions as to the course which Job has adopted (Job 34:7-9; Job 34:35-37); but he considers that the Divine afflictions have a disciplinary object, and that they may be sent because God has discerned the seeds of unfaithfulness and defection in the sufferer; and this may serve to explain their purpose in the case of Job. He has very lofty ideas of the righteousness of God (Job 34:10, &c.), and of His power and majesty (Job 37:22). He holds that with regard to the Almighty we cannot find Him out, but that we may safely trust His mercy and His justice. This is the position to which he leads Job when the Lord answers him out of the whirlwind.

Verse 4. - Now Elihu had waited till Job had spoken; rather, to speak to Job (see the Revised Version) He had waited impatiently until the three special "friends" had said their say, and be might come forward without manifest presumption. Because they were elder than he. (On the respect paid to age at this time in the land wherein Job lived, see the comment on Job 29:8.) 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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