Parallel Verses

Lexham Expanded Bible

Then Elihu the son of Barakel the Buzite {spoke up} and said, "{I am young}, but you are old; therefore I feared and became afraid of explaining my knowledge to you.

New American Standard Bible

So Elihu the son of Barachel the Buzite spoke out and said, "I am young in years and you are old; Therefore I was shy and afraid to tell you what I think.

King James Version

And Elihu the son of Barachel the Buzite answered and said, I am young, and ye are very old; wherefore I was afraid, and durst not shew you mine opinion.

Holman Bible

So Elihu son of Barachel the Buzite replied: I am young in years, while you are old; therefore I was timid and afraid to tell you what I know.

International Standard Version

Barachel's son Elihu from Buz responded and said: "I'm younger than you are. Because you're older, I was terrified to tell you what I know.

A Conservative Version

And Elihu the son of Barachel the Buzite answered and said, I am young, and ye are very old. Therefore I held back, and dared not show you my opinion.

American Standard Version

And Elihu the son of Barachel the Buzite answered and said, I am young, and ye are very old; Wherefore I held back, and durst not show you mine opinion.

Amplified

Then Elihu son of Barachel the Buzite said, I am young, and you are aged; for that reason I was timid and restrained and dared not declare my opinion to you.

Bible in Basic English

And Elihu, the son of Barachel the Buzite, made answer and said, I am young, and you are very old, so I was in fear, and kept myself from putting my knowledge before you.

Darby Translation

And Elihu the son of Barachel the Buzite answered and said, I am young, and ye are aged; wherefore I was timid, and feared to shew you what I know.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

And Elihu, the son of Barachel, the Buzite, answered and said, I am younger, and ye are older; therefore, I was afraid, and I feared to declare unto you my opinion.

Julia Smith Translation

And Elihu, the son of Barachel the Buzite will answer and say, I few for days, and ye old men; for this I was afraid, and I shall fear showing you my knowledge.

King James 2000

And 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.

Modern King James verseion

And 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.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

So that he gave answer himself, and said, "Considering that I am young, and ye be men of age, I was afraid, and durst not show forth my mind,

NET Bible

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.

New Heart English Bible

Elihu the son of Barachel the Buzite answered, "I am young, and you are very old; Therefore I held back, and did not dare show you my opinion.

The Emphasized Bible

So then Elihu, son of Barachel, the Buzite, responded and said: - Young, am I, whereas, ye, are aged, For this cause, I faltered, and feared - to shew my knowledge unto you:

Webster

And Elihu the son of Barachel the Buzite answered and said, I am young, and ye are very old; wherefore I was afraid, and durst not show you my opinion.

World English Bible

Elihu the son of Barachel the Buzite answered, "I am young, and you are very old; Therefore I held back, and didn't dare show you my opinion.

Youngs Literal Translation

And Elihu son of Barachel the Buzite answereth and saith: -- Young I am in days, and ye are age Therefore I have feared, And am afraid of shewing you my opinion.

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
אליהוּא אליהוּ 
'Eliyhuw 
Usage: 11

בּרכאל 
Barak'el 
Usage: 2

the Buzite
בּוּזי 
Buwziy 
Usage: 2

ענה 
`anah 
Usage: 329

and said

Usage: 0

I am young
צעור צעירo 
Tsa`iyr 
Usage: 22

and ye are very old
ישׁישׁ 
Yashiysh 
Usage: 4

זחל 
Zachal 
Usage: 3

and durst
ירא 
Yare' 
Usage: 334

not shew
חוה 
Chavah 
Usage: 6

References

Easton

Fausets

Hastings

Morish

Smith

Context Readings

Elihu Rebukes Job And His Three Friends

5 When Elihu saw that there was no answer in the mouth of the three men, {he became angry}. 6 Then Elihu the son of Barakel the Buzite {spoke up} and said, "{I am young}, but you are old; therefore I feared and became afraid of explaining my knowledge to you. 7 I thought, 'Let days speak, and let many years teach wisdom.'



Cross References

Job 15:10

Both [the] gray-haired and [the] old [are] among us-- {those older than your father}.

Leviticus 19:32

" '{Before} old age you shall get up, and you shall show respect for an old person; and you shall revere your God; I [am] Yahweh.

1 Samuel 17:28-30

His oldest brother Eliab heard while he was speaking to the men, {and Eliab became very angry against David} and said, "Why have you come down today, and with whom have you left those few sheep in the wilderness? I know your presumptuousness and the evil of your heart! For you have come down in order to see the battle!"

Job 15:7

"Were you born the firstborn of the human race? And were you brought forth {before} [the] hills?

Romans 13:7

Pay to everyone [what is] owed: [pay] taxes to whom taxes [are due]; [pay] customs duties to whom customs duties [are due]; [pay] respect to whom respect [is due]; [pay] honor to whom honor [is due].

1 Timothy 5:1

Do not rebuke an older man, but appeal to [him] as a father, younger men as brothers,

Titus 2:6

Likewise, exhort the young men to be self-controlled,

1 Peter 5:5

In the same way, younger men, be subject to the elders, and all [of you] clothe yourselves with humility toward one another, because God opposes the proud, but gives grace to the humble.

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