With Job's three friends he was also angry, because they could not find an answer, and so declared Job guilty. Now Elihu had waited before speaking to Job, because the others were older than he was. But when Elihu saw that the three men had no further reply, he became very angry. So Elihu son of Barakel the Buzite spoke up: "I am young, but you are elderly; that is why I was fearful, and afraid to explain to you what I know. I said to myself, 'Age should speak, and length of years should make wisdom known.' But it is a spirit in people, the breath of the Almighty, that makes them understand.(Job 32:3-8)
Elihu was the youngest on the scene and was showing proper respect for his elders (1 Timothy 4:12. 1 Timothy 5:1. Leviticus 19:32). However, the elder friends were only condemning Job and failing to explain why he was going through this suffering.
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