21 Let me not, I pray you, accept any man's person, neither let me give flattering titles unto man.

Other Translations of Job 32:21

New International Version

21 I will show no partiality, nor will I flatter anyone;

English Standard Version

21 I will not show partiality to any man or use flattery toward any person.

The Message

21 And I'm going to say it straight - the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth.

New King James Version

21 Let me not, I pray, show partiality to anyone; Nor let me flatter any man.

New Living Translation

21 I won't play favorites or try to flatter anyone.

Matthew Henry's Commentary on Job 32:21

Commentary on Job 32:15-22

(Read Job 32:15-22)

If we are sure that the Spirit of God suggested what we are about to say, still we ought to refrain, till it comes to our turn to speak. God is the God of order, not of confusion. It is great refreshment to a good man, to speak for the glory of the Lord, and to edify others. And the more we consider the majesty of God, as our Maker, and the more we dread his wrath and justice, the less shall we sinfully fear or flatter men. Could we set the wrath Lord always before us, in his mercies and his terrors, we should not be moved from doing our duty in whatever we are called to do.