Job 32:2
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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;

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Clarke'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

kindled

Psalm 69:9 For the zeal of your house has eaten me up; and the reproaches of them that reproached you are fallen on me.

Mark 3:5 And when he had looked round about on them with anger, being grieved for the hardness of their hearts, he said to the man...

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 the work of your hands, and shine on the counsel of the wicked?

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

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 be righteous?

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

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

Its Meaning
Deliverance from the condemning sentence of the Divine Law is the fundamental blessing in Divine salvation: so long as we continue under the curse, we can neither be holy nor happy. But as to the precise nature of that deliverance, as to exactly what it consists of, as to the ground on which it is obtained, and as to the means whereby it is secured, much confusion now obtains. Most of the errors which have been prevalent on this subject arose from the lack of a clear view of the thing itself, and
Arthur W. Pink—The Doctrine of Justification

Cross References
Genesis 22:21
Uz the firstborn, Buz his brother, Kemuel (the father of Aram),

Job 27:5
I will never admit you are in the right; till I die, I will not deny my integrity.

Job 27:6
I will maintain my innocence and never let go of it; my conscience will not reproach me as long as I live.

Job 30:21
You turn on me ruthlessly; with the might of your hand you attack me.

Job 32:3
He was also angry with the three friends, because they had found no way to refute Job, and yet had condemned him.

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