11 Behold, I waited for your words; I gave ear to your reasons, [1] whilst ye searched out what to say.

Other Translations of Job 32:11

New International Version

11 I waited while you spoke, I listened to your reasoning; while you were searching for words,

English Standard Version

11 "Behold, I waited for your words, I listened for your wise sayings, while you searched out what to say.

The Message

11 "I hung on your words while you spoke, listened carefully to your arguments. While you searched for the right words,

New King James Version

11 Indeed I waited for your words, I listened to your reasonings, while you searched out what to say.

New Living Translation

11 "I have waited all this time, listening very carefully to your arguments, listening to you grope for words.

Matthew Henry's Commentary on Job 32:11

Commentary on Job 32:6-14

(Read Job 32:6-14)

Elihu professes to speak by the inspiration of the Holy Spirit, and corrects both parties. He allowed that those who had the longest experience should speak first. But God gives wisdom as he pleases; this encouraged him to state his opinion. By attention to the word of God, and dependence upon the Holy Spirit, young men may become wiser than the aged; but this wisdom will render them swift to hear, slow to speak, and disposed to give others a patient hearing.