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.

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

New King James Version
Now because they were years older than he, Elihu had waited to speak to Job.

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

NASB 1995
Now Elihu had waited to speak to Job because they were years older than he.

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

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

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

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

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

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And Elihu rebuked Job with words, because they were older than he in days

Brenton Septuagint Translation
But Elius had forborne to give an answer to Job, because they were older than he.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Literal Standard Version
And Elihu has waited earnestly beside Job with words, for they are older than he in days.

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.

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.

Additional Translations ...
Context
Elihu Rebukes Job's Three Friends
3and he burned with anger 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 kindled.…

Cross References
Job 32:3
and he burned with anger 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 kindled.


Treasury of Scripture

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

waited till Job had spoken.

Job 32:11,12
Behold, I waited for your words; I gave ear to your reasons, whilst ye searched out what to say…

Proverbs 18:13
He that answereth a matter before he heareth it, it is folly and shame unto him.

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(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.)

Parallel Commentaries ...


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

than he.
מִמֶּ֣נּוּ (mim·men·nū)
Preposition | third person masculine singular
Strong's 4480: A part of, from, out of


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