5 When Elihu saw that there was no answer in the mouth of these three men, then his wrath was kindled.
5 But when he saw that the three men had nothing more to say, his anger was aroused.
5 And when Elihu saw that there was no answer in the mouth of these three men, he burned with anger.
5 But when he saw that the three other men had exhausted their arguments, he exploded with pent-up anger.
5 When Elihu saw that there was no answer in the mouth of these three men, his wrath was aroused.
5 But when he saw that they had no further reply, he spoke out angrily.
Matthew Henry's Commentary on Job 32:5
Commentary on Job 32:1-5
(Read Job 32:1-5)
Job's friends were silenced, but not convinced. Others had been present. Elihu was justly displeased with Job, as more anxious to clear his own character than the justice and goodness of God. Elihu was displeased with Job's friends because they had not been candid to Job. Seldom is a quarrel begun, more seldom is a quarrel carried on, in which there are not faults on both sides. Those that seek for truth, must not reject what is true and good on either side, nor approve or defend what is wrong.