Therefore I was shy and afraid to tell you what F374 I think.
7 "I thought F375 age R875 F376 should speak,
And increased F377 years should teach wisdom.
8 "But it is a spirit in man,
And the breath R876 of the Almighty gives them understanding. R877
9 "The abundant F378 in years may not be wise,
Nor may elders R878 understand justice.
10 "So I say, F379 `Listen to me,
I too will tell what F380 I think.'
11 "Behold, I waited for your words,
I listened to your reasonings,
While you pondered F381 what to say.
12 "I even paid close attention to you;
Indeed, F382 there was no one who refuted Job,
Not one of you who answered his words.
13 "Do not say,
`We R879 have found wisdom;
God will rout F383 him, not man.'
14 "For he has not arranged his words against me,
Nor will I reply to him with your arguments. F384
15 "They are dismayed, they no longer answer;
Words have failed F385 them.
16 "Shall I wait, because they do not speak,
Because they stop F386 and no longer answer?
17 "I too will answer my share,
I also will tell my opinion.
18 "For I am full of words;
The spirit within me constrains me.
19 "Behold, my belly is like unvented wine,
Like new wineskins it is about to burst.
20 "Let me speak that I may get relief;
Let me open my lips and answer.
21 "Let me now be R880 partial to no one,
Nor flatter any man.
22 "For I do not know how to flatter,
Else my Maker would soon take me away.
F371: Or more than
F372: Lit for Job with words; or possibly while they were speaking with Job
F373: Lit answered
F374: Lit my knowledge
F375: Lit said
F376: Lit days
F377: Lit many
F378: Or nobles
F379: Or said
F380: Lit my knowledge
F381: Lit searched out words
F382: Lit Behold
F383: Lit drive away
F384: Lit words
F385: Lit moved away from
F386: Lit stand
R870: Job 1:10:7; 13:18; 27:5,6; 31:6
R871: Genesis 22:21
R872: Job 1:27:5,6
R873: Job 1:30:21
R874: Job 1:15:10
R875: Job 1:8:8,9
R876: Job 1:33:4
R877: Job 1:38:36
R878: Job 1:32:7
R879: Jeremiah 9:23
R880: Leviticus 19:15; Job 1:13:8,10; 34:19