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.
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.
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;
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;
Job 32:2 Parallel
CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Then was kindled the wrath - This means no more than that Elihu was greatly excited, and felt a strong and zealous desire to vindicate the justice and providence of God, against the aspersions of Job and his friends.
Elihu the son of Barachel the Buzite - Buz was the second son of Nahor, the brother of Abram, Genesis 22:21.
Of the kindred of Ram - Kemuel was the third son of Nahor; and is called in Genesis (see above) the father of Aram, which is the same as Ram. A city of the name of Buz is found in Jeremiah 25:23, which probably had its name from this family; and, as it is mentioned with Dedan and Tema, we know it must have been a city in Idumea, as the others were in that district. Instead of the kindred of Ram, the Chaldee has of the kindred of Abraham. But still the question has been asked, Who was Elihu? I answer, He was "the son of Barachel the Buzite, of the kindred of Ram:" this is all we know of him. But this Scriptural answer will not satisfy those who are determined to find out mysteries where there are none. Some make him a descendant of Judah; St. Jerome, Bede, Lyranus, and some of the rabbins, make him Balaam the son of Beor, the magician; Bishop Warburton makes him Ezra the scribe; and Dr. Hodges makes him the second person in the glorious Trinity, the Lord Jesus Christ, and supposes that the chief scope of this part of the book was to convict Job of self-righteousness, and to show the necessity of the doctrine of justification by faith! When these points are proved, they should be credited.
Because he justified himself rather than God - Literally, he justified his soul, נפשו naphhso, before God. He defended, not only the whole of his conduct, but also his motives, thoughts, etc.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
himself. Heb. his soul
Library"For they that are after the Flesh do Mind,"
Rom. viii. s 5, 6.--"For they that are after the flesh do mind," &c. "For to be carnally minded is death, but to be spiritually minded is life and peace." There are many differences among men in this world, that, as to outward appearance, are great and wide, and indeed they are so eagerly pursued, and seriously minded by men, as if they were great and momentous. You see what a strife and contention there is among men, how to be extracted out of the dregs of the multitude, and set a little higher …
Hugh Binning—The Works of the Rev. Hugh Binning
Uz the firstborn, Buz his brother, Kemuel (the father of Aram),
I will never admit you are in the right; till I die, I will not deny my integrity.
I will maintain my innocence and never let go of it; my conscience will not reproach me as long as I live.
You turn on me ruthlessly; with the might of your hand you attack me.
He was also angry with the three friends, because they had found no way to refute Job, and yet had condemned him.
Jump to PreviousAnger Angry Barachel Barakel Burn Burned Burning Buzite Elihu Eli'hu Family Job Justified Justifying Kindled Kindred Ram Rather Right Wrath
Jump to NextAnger Angry Barachel Barakel Burn Burned Burning Buzite Elihu Eli'hu Family Job Justified Justifying Kindled Kindred Ram Rather Right Wrath
LinksJob 32:2 NIV
Job 32:2 NLT
Job 32:2 ESV
Job 32:2 NASB
Job 32:2 KJV
Job 32:2 Bible Apps
Job 32:2 Biblia Paralela
Job 32:2 Chinese Bible
Job 32:2 French Bible
Job 32:2 German Bible
Job 32:2 Commentaries
THE HOLY BIBLE, NEW INTERNATIONAL VERSION®, NIV® Copyright © 1973, 1978, 1984, 2011 by Biblica®.