Job 32:3
New International Version
He was also angry with the three friends, because they had found no way to refute Job, and yet had condemned him.

New Living Translation
He was also angry with Job’s three friends, for they made God appear to be wrong by their inability to answer Job’s arguments.

English Standard Version
He burned with anger also at Job’s three friends because they had found no answer, although they had declared Job to be in the wrong.

Berean Study Bible
and he burned with anger against Job’s three friends because they had failed to refute Job, and yet had condemned him.

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

New King James Version
Also against his three friends his wrath was aroused, because they had found no answer, and yet had condemned Job.

New American Standard Bible
And his anger burned against his three friends because they had found no answer, yet they had condemned Job.

NASB 1995
And his anger burned against his three friends because they had found no answer, and yet had condemned Job.

NASB 1977
And his anger burned against his three friends because they had found no answer, and yet had condemned Job.

Amplified Bible
Elihu’s anger burned against Job’s three friends because they had found no answer [and were unable to determine Job’s error], and yet they had condemned Job and declared him to be in the wrong [and responsible for his own afflictions].

Christian Standard Bible
He was also angry at Job’s three friends because they had failed to refute him and yet had condemned him.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
He was also angry at Job’s three friends because they had failed to refute him and yet had condemned him.

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

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And he was provoked against his three fellows because they were not able to give an answer to Job and to condemn him

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And he was also very angry with his three friends, because they were not able to return answers to Job, yet set him down for an ungodly man.

Contemporary English Version
He was also angry with Job's three friends for not being able to prove that Job was wrong.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And he was angry with his friends because they had not found a reasonable answer, but only had condemned Job.

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

Good News Translation
He was also angry with Job's three friends. They could not find any way to answer Job, and this made it appear that God was in the wrong.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Elihu was also very angry with Job's three friends because they had found no answer. They made it look as if God were wrong.

International Standard Version
Furthermore, he was furious with his three friends because they had not answered Job, but instead had condemned him.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Also against his three friends was his wrath kindled, because they had found no answer, and yet had condemned Job.

Literal Standard Version
and his anger has burned against his three friends, because that they have not found an answer, and condemn Job.

NET Bible
With Job's three friends he was also angry, because they could not find an answer, and so declared Job guilty.

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

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

Young's Literal Translation
and against his three friends hath his anger burned, because that they have not found an answer, and condemn Job.

Additional Translations ...
Context
Elihu Rebukes Job's Three Friends
2This kindled the anger of Elihu son of Barachel the Buzite, of the family of Ram. He burned with anger against Job for justifying himself rather than God, 3and he burned with anger against Job’s three friends because they had failed to refute Job, and yet had condemned him. 4Now Elihu had waited to speak to Job because the others were older than he.…

Cross References
Job 32:2
This kindled the anger of Elihu son of Barachel the Buzite, of the family of Ram. He burned with anger against Job for justifying himself rather than God,

Job 32:4
Now Elihu had waited to speak to Job because the others were older than he.


Treasury of Scripture

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

because

Job 32:1
So these three men ceased to answer Job, because he was righteous in his own eyes.

Job 24:25
And if it be not so now, who will make me a liar, and make my speech nothing worth?

Job 25:2-6
Dominion and fear are with him, he maketh peace in his high places…

and yet

Job 8:6
If thou wert pure and upright; surely now he would awake for thee, and make the habitation of thy righteousness prosperous.

Job 15:34
For the congregation of hypocrites shall be desolate, and fire shall consume the tabernacles of bribery.

Job 22:5
Is not thy wickedness great? and thine iniquities infinite?









(3) They had found no answer.--They could not reply unto Job, nor deny that he had been in conduct such as he said he had been, and yet they concluded that he must be wicked because God had smitten him.

Verse 3. - Also against his three friends was his wrath kindled, because they had found no answer. Elihu thought that Job's reasonings and complaints admitted of being satisfactorily answered, and was vexed that the three "friends" had not made the right replied It is the main object of his speech to supply them. And yet had condemned Job. They had condemned him on wrong grounds and of sins that he had not committed (Job 22:6-9). Elihu condemns him as much (Job 33:9-12; Job 34:7-9, etc.), but for entirely different reasons.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
And his anger
אַ֫פּ֥וֹ (’ap·pōw)
Noun - masculine singular construct | third person masculine singular
Strong's 639: The nose, nostril, the face, a person, ire

burned
חָרָ֪ה (ḥā·rāh)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 2734: To glow, grow warm, to blaze up, of anger, zeal, jealousy

against Job’s three
וּבִשְׁלֹ֣שֶׁת (ū·ḇiš·lō·šeṯ)
Conjunctive waw, Preposition-b | Number - masculine singular construct
Strong's 7969: Three, third, thrice

friends,
רֵעָיו֮ (rê·‘āw)
Noun - masculine plural construct | third person masculine singular
Strong's 7453: Friend, companion, fellow

because
עַ֤ל (‘al)
Preposition
Strong's 5921: Above, over, upon, against

they had failed
לֹא־ (lō-)
Adverb - Negative particle
Strong's 3808: Not, no

to refute [Job],
מַעֲנֶ֑ה (ma·‘ă·neh)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 4617: An answer, response

and yet had condemned
וַ֝יַּרְשִׁ֗יעוּ (way·yar·šî·‘ū)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Hifil - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine plural
Strong's 7561: To be, wrong, to disturb, violate

him.
אִיּֽוֹב׃ (’î·yō·wḇ)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's 347: Job -- a patriarch


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