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1 Wherefore ['uwlam], Job ['Iyowb], I pray thee, hear [shama`]
my speeches [millah], and hearken ['azan] to all my words [dabar].
2 Behold, now I have opened [pathach] my mouth [peh], my tongue [lashown] hath spoken [dabar] in my
3 My words ['emer] shall be of the
uprightness [yosher] of my heart [leb]: and my lips [saphah] shall
utter [malal] knowledge [da`ath] clearly [barar]. KJV-Interlinear
1 'However now, Job, please hear
my speech, And listen to all my words. 2
'Behold now, I open my mouth, My tongue in my mouth speaks. 3 'My words are from the uprightness of my
heart; And my lips speak knowledge
Thus far, Elihu has been introducing his speech. He
has entered into the conversation with politeness and courtesy, and he has
requested permission to speak out of respect for the elderly nature of the four
In this chapter, Elihu will address Job. In the next chapter, he will address the
Now Elihu explains the difference between his words
and those of the three friends.
These words will be his words, out of his very own
mouth, and his words alone. They will
not be words spoken from clich s, out of life's taught principles, from long
standing parables, from hearsay, and so forth.
Elihu states that he intends to speak clearly and
plainly, and not in ambiguous or broad stated terms or phrases from which
virtually any meaning or conclusion can be developed. He intends to speak
clearly and from his own words, his intentions, his arguments, his conclusions
can be well understood.
Elihu states that he will speak from knowledge, from
knowledge of facts, and not from interpretations or conclusions from
observations which lack the details of a situation.
Elihu will speak words that can be understood such
that his message and his beliefs can be clearly understood.
He will not politicize his speech such that many words
are said with no real or clear message, with the intent to disguise and confuse
his position, leaving listeners with only his personality to decide their like
or dislike of him.
Now is the time to post a prayer.
End Of Lesson
Study to show thyself approved (mature) unto God, a workman that needs not to be ashamed, rightly dividing (studying/discerning), the Word of truth.