I waited for your words.
I listened for your wise sayings.
While you searched out what to say.
I gave you my attention.
However, there was in fact no one that confuted Job.
No one among you answered his words.
Yet you do not say.
‘We have found wisdom.
God may vanquish him,
Not a human.’
He has not directed his words against me.
I will not answer him with your speeches.”
Elihu turned first to the 3 comforters, Eliphaz, Bildad, and Zophar. He said that he had listened to their wise sayings. He paid close attention, but they did not refute Job. No one was able to respond to him. They did not even say that they had human or divine wisdom. Although Job had not directed his words against Elihu, he was still going to answer Job.