Job 32:20
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New International Version
I must speak and find relief; I must open my lips and reply.

King James Bible
I will speak, that I may be refreshed: I will open my lips and answer.

Darby Bible Translation
I will speak, that I may find relief; I will open my lips and answer.

World English Bible
I will speak, that I may be refreshed. I will open my lips and answer.

Young's Literal Translation
I speak, and there is refreshment to me, I open my lips and answer.

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

I will open my lips and answer - In the preceding verse Elihu compares himself to a skin-bottle, in which the wine was in a state of fermentation, and the bottle ready to burst for want of vent. He carries on the metaphor in this verse: the bottle must be opened to save it from bursting; I will Open my mouth.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

I will speak

Job 13:13,19 Hold your peace, let me alone, that I may speak, and let come on me what will...

Job 20:2 Therefore do my thoughts cause me to answer, and for this I make haste.

Job 21:3 Suffer me that I may speak; and after that I have spoken, mock on.

be refreshed. Heb. breathe. I will open

Proverbs 8:6,7 Hear; for I will speak of excellent things; and the opening of my lips shall be right things...

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

Job 32:21
I will show no partiality, nor will I flatter anyone;

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