Context / meaning
Job 32 [10.] Therefore I said, ‘Listen to me;
I also will show my opinion.’
“Behold, I waited for your words,
and I listened for your reasoning,
while you searched out what to say.
Yes, I gave you my full attention,
but there was no one who convinced Job,
or who answered his words, among you.
Beware lest you say, ‘We have found wisdom,
God may refute him, not man;’
for he has not directed his words against me;
neither will I answer him with your speeches.
“They are amazed. They answer no more.
They don’t have a word to say.
Shall I wait, because they don’t speak,
because they stand still, and answer no more?
I also will answer my part,
and I also will show my opinion.
For I am full of words.
The spirit within me constrains me.
Behold, my breast is as wine which has no vent;
like new wineskins it is ready to burst.
Job 32 [20.] I will speak, that I may be refreshed.
I will open my lips and answer.
Please don’t let me respect any man’s person,
neither will I give flattering titles to any man.
For I don’t know how to give flattering titles;
or else my Maker would soon take me away.
Job 33 [1.] “However, Job, please hear my speech,
and listen to all my words.
See now, I have opened my mouth.
My tongue has spoken in my mouth.
My words shall utter the uprightness of my heart.
That which my lips know they shall speak sincerely.
The Spirit of God has made me,
and the breath of the Almighty gives me life.
If you can, answer me.
Set your words in order before me, and stand up.
Behold, I am toward God even as you are.
I am also formed out of the clay.
Behold, my terror shall not make you afraid,
neither shall my pressure be heavy on you.
“Surely you have spoken in my hearing,
I have heard the voice of your words, saying,
‘I am clean, without disobedience.
I am innocent, neither is there iniquity in me.