Parallel Verses

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.

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.

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.

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.

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 these three men, his wrath was kindled. 6 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. 7 I said, 'Days should speak, and multitude of years should teach wisdom.'



Cross References

Job 15:10

With us are both the gray-headed and the very aged men, much elder than your father.

Leviticus 19:32

"'You shall rise up before the gray head, and honor the face of an old man, and you shall fear your God. I am Yahweh.

1 Samuel 17:28-30

Eliab his eldest brother heard when he spoke to the men; and Eliab's anger was kindled against David, and he said, "Why have you come down? With whom have you left those few sheep in the wilderness? I know your pride, and the naughtiness of your heart; for you have come down that you might see the battle."

Job 15:7

"Are you the first man who was born? Or were you brought forth before the hills?

Romans 13:7

Give therefore to everyone what you owe: taxes to whom taxes are due; customs to whom customs; respect to whom respect; honor to whom honor.

1 Timothy 5:1

Don't rebuke an older man, but exhort him as a father; the younger men as brothers;

Titus 2:6

Likewise, exhort the younger men to be sober minded;

1 Peter 5:5

Likewise, you younger ones, be subject to the elder. Yes, all of you clothe yourselves with humility, to subject yourselves to one another; for "God resists the proud, but gives grace to the humble."

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