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Job 32

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 1 So these three men ceased to answer Job, because he was righteous in his own eyes.

 2 Then the wrath of Elihu the son of Barachel the Buzite, of the kindred of Ram, was kindled; his wrath was kindled against Job because he justified himself rather than God.

 3 Also his wrath was kindled against his three friends because they had found no answer, and yet they had condemned Job.

 4 Now because they were all older than he, Elihu had waited to speak to Job.

 5 And when Elihu saw that there was no answer in the mouth of these three men, then his wrath was kindled.

 6 So Elihu the son of Barachel the Buzite answered and said, "I am young, and you are very old; therefore I was afraid, and dared not show you my opinion.

 7 I thought, 'Days should speak, and multitude of years should teach wisdom.'

 8 But there is a spirit in man, and the inspiration of the Almighty gives them understanding.

 9 Great men are not always wise, neither do the aged always understand justice.

 10 Therefore I say, 'Listen to me; I also will show my opinion.'

 11 Behold, I waited for your words; I gave ear to your reasons, while you searched out what to say.

 12 Yes, I was attentive to you, and behold, not one of you convinced Job, or answered his words.

 13 Do not say, 'We have found out wisdom.' God thrusts him down, not man.

 14 Now he has not directed his words against me; neither will I answer him with your speeches.

 15 They [Job's friends] are amazed, they answer no more; they have left off speaking.

 16 Shall I wait, (for they do not speak, but stand still, and answer no more?)

 17 I said, 'I will answer my part also, I will also give my opinion.

 18 For I am full of words, the spirit within me compels me.

 19 Behold, my belly is like wine which has no vent; it is ready to burst like new bottles.

 20 I will speak, that I may be relieved. I will open my lips and answer.

 21 Let me not, I pray you, show partiality to any man, neither let me give flattering titles to man.

 22 For I do not know how to give flattering titles; in so doing my maker would soon take me away".1


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1 Let me not, I pray you, show partiality to any man, neither let me give flattering titles to man. For I do not know how to give flattering titles; in so doing my maker would soon take me away.

What are some examples of flattering titles?—your majesty, your honor, master, reverend, etc.

Flattery is deceit. Flattery is lying. Flattery is exaggerating. Flattery is an attempt to manipulate people. The worst flattery is from the opposite sex. From the Word of the Lord within: "groups of flattering women are particularly dangerous." When was the last time you heard a preacher speak against flattery? When was the last time you heard a preacher speak against sin? Yet Paul instructed ministers thus: "Those who are sinning rebuke in the presence of all, that the rest also may fear." 1 Tim 5:20. Paul also warned his flock with tears, night and day for three years: remember that for three years I did not cease to warn everyone night and day with tears.

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