“They are discomfited.
They answer no more.
They have not a word to say.
Am I to wait?
They do not speak.
They stand there.
They answer no more?
I also will give my answer.
I also will declare my opinion.
I am full of words.
The Spirit within me constrains me.
My heart is like wine that has no vent.
My heart is like new wineskins.
My heart is ready to burst.
I must speak!
Then I may find relief.
I must open my lips and answer!
I will not show partiality to any person.
I will not use flattery toward anyone.
I do not know how to flatter.
My Creator would soon put an end to me!”
These men were dismayed since they had no more answers. How much longer should Elihu wait before he spoke? Elihu wanted to speak and give his opinion since he was full of words. He was so eager to speak. His heart was like wine trying to burst out of wineskins. He had to speak to gain relief. He was not going to show partiality not use flattery since he did not know how to use flattery. If he did use flattery then his creator would put an end to him.