Job 32:4
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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.

Darby Bible Translation
But Elihu had waited till Job had finished speaking, 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.

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Barnes' Notes on the Bible

Now Elihu had waited - Margin, as in Hebrew, expected Job in words. The meaning is plain, that he had waited until all who were older than himself had spoken.

Because they were elder than he - Margin, as in Hebrew, older for days. It appears that they were all older than he was. We have no means of determining their respective ages, though it would seem probable that Eliphaz was the oldest of the three friends, as he uniformly spoke first.

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The Sinner Arraigned and Convicted.
1. Conviction of guilt necessary.--2. A charge of rebellion against God advanced.--3. Where it is shown--that all men are born under God's law.--4. That no man hath perfectly kept it.--5. An appeal to the reader's conscience on this head, that he hath not.--6. That to have broken it, is an evil inexpressibly great.--7. Illustrated by a more particular view of the aggravations of this guilt, arising--from knowledge.--8. From divine favors received.--9. From convictions of conscience overborne.--10.
Philip Doddridge—The Rise and Progress of Religion in the Soul

Tit. 2:06 Thoughts for Young Men
WHEN St. Paul wrote his Epistle to Titus about his duty as a minister, he mentioned young men as a class requiring peculiar attention. After speaking of aged men and aged women, and young women, he adds this pithy advice, "Young men likewise exhort to be sober-minded" (Tit. 2:6). I am going to follow the Apostle's advice. I propose to offer a few words of friendly exhortation to young men. I am growing old myself, but there are few things I remember so well as the days of my youth. I have a most
John Charles Ryle—The Upper Room: Being a Few Truths for the Times

Cross References
Job 32:3
And his anger burned against his three friends because they had found no answer, and yet had condemned Job.

Job 32:5
And when Elihu saw that there was no answer in the mouth of the three men his anger burned.

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