Job 32:18
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New International Version
For I am full of words, and the spirit within me compels me;

King James Bible
For I am full of matter, the spirit within me constraineth me.

Darby Bible Translation
For I am full of matter, the spirit within me constraineth me.

World English Bible
For I am full of words. The spirit within me constrains me.

Young's Literal Translation
For I have been full of words, Distressed me hath the spirit of my breast,

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

I am full of matter - מלים millim, "I am full of Words," or sayings; i.e., wise sentences, and ancient opinions.

The spirit within me constraineth me - How similar to the words of St. Paul! The love of Christ constraineth us. Elihu considered himself under the influence of that Spirit of God which gives understanding, and felt anxiously concerned for the welfare both of Job and his friends.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

matter. Heb. words. the spirit

Psalm 39:3 My heart was hot within me, while I was musing the fire burned: then spoke I with my tongue,

Jeremiah 20:9 Then I said, I will not make mention of him, nor speak any more in his name...

Ezekiel 3:14 So the spirit lifted me up, and took me away, and I went in bitterness, in the heat of my spirit...


Acts 4:20 For we cannot but speak the things which we have seen and heard.

2 Corinthians 5:13,14 For whether we be beside ourselves, it is to God: or whether we be sober, it is for your cause...

within me. Heb. of my belly

"For they that are after the Flesh do Mind,"
Rom. viii. s 5, 6.--"For they that are after the flesh do mind," &c. "For to be carnally minded is death, but to be spiritually minded is life and peace." There are many differences among men in this world, that, as to outward appearance, are great and wide, and indeed they are so eagerly pursued, and seriously minded by men, as if they were great and momentous. You see what a strife and contention there is among men, how to be extracted out of the dregs of the multitude, and set a little higher
Hugh Binning—The Works of the Rev. Hugh Binning

Its Meaning
Deliverance from the condemning sentence of the Divine Law is the fundamental blessing in Divine salvation: so long as we continue under the curse, we can neither be holy nor happy. But as to the precise nature of that deliverance, as to exactly what it consists of, as to the ground on which it is obtained, and as to the means whereby it is secured, much confusion now obtains. Most of the errors which have been prevalent on this subject arose from the lack of a clear view of the thing itself, and
Arthur W. Pink—The Doctrine of Justification

Cross References
Job 4:2
"If someone ventures a word with you, will you be impatient? But who can keep from speaking?

Job 32:17
I too will have my say; I too will tell what I know.

Job 32:19
inside I am like bottled-up wine, like new wineskins ready to burst.

Jeremiah 6:11
But I am full of the wrath of the LORD, and I cannot hold it in. "Pour it out on the children in the street and on the young men gathered together; both husband and wife will be caught in it, and the old, those weighed down with years.

Jeremiah 20:9
But if I say, "I will not mention his word or speak anymore in his name," his word is in my heart like a fire, a fire shut up in my bones. I am weary of holding it in; indeed, I cannot.

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