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

New Living Translation
I must speak to find relief, so let me give my answers.

English Standard Version
I must speak, that I may find relief; I must open my lips and answer.

Berean Standard Bible
I must speak and find relief; I must open my lips and respond.

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

New King James Version
I will speak, that I may find relief; I must open my lips and answer.

New American Standard Bible
“Let me speak so that I may get relief; Let me open my lips and answer.

NASB 1995
“Let me speak that I may get relief; Let me open my lips and answer.

NASB 1977
“Let me speak that I may get relief; Let me open my lips and answer.

Legacy Standard Bible
Let me speak that I may get relief; Let me open my lips and answer.

Amplified Bible
“I must speak so that I may get relief; I will open my lips and answer.

Christian Standard Bible
I must speak so that I can find relief; I must open my lips and respond.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
I must speak so that I can find relief; I must open my lips and respond.

American Standard Version
I will speak, that I may be refreshed; I will open my lips and answer.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
I shall speak and it will relieve me; I shall open my lips and I shall give an answer

Brenton Septuagint Translation
I will speak, that I may open my lips and relieve myself.

Contemporary English Version
if I don't speak. *

Douay-Rheims Bible
I will speak and take breath a little : I will open my lips, and will answer.

English Revised Version
I will speak, that I may be refreshed; I will open my lips and answer.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
I must speak to get relief. I must open my mouth and answer.

Good News Translation
I can't stand it; I have to speak.

International Standard Version
"Let me speak! I need relief! Let me open my lips and respond.

JPS Tanakh 1917
I will speak, that I may find relief; I will open my lips and answer.

Literal Standard Version
I speak, and there is refreshment to me, | I open my lips and answer.

Majority Standard Bible
I must speak and find relief; I must open my lips and respond.

New American Bible
Let me speak and obtain relief; let me open my lips, and reply.

NET Bible
I will speak, so that I may find relief; I will open my lips, so that I may answer.

New Revised Standard Version
I must speak, so that I may find relief; I must open my lips and answer.

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

Webster's Bible Translation
I will speak, that I may be refreshed: 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.

Additional Translations ...
Context
Elihu Rebukes Job's Three Friends
19Behold, my belly is like unvented wine; it is about to burst like a new wineskin. 20I must speak and find relief; I must open my lips and respond. 21I will be partial to no one, nor will I flatter any man.…

Cross References
Job 32:19
Behold, my belly is like unvented wine; it is about to burst like a new wineskin.

Job 32:21
I will be partial to no one, nor will I flatter any man.


Treasury of Scripture

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

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.

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

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Job 32
1. Elihu is angry with Job and his three friends
6. Because wisdom comes not from age, he excuses the boldness of his youth
11. He reproves them for not satisfying Job
16. His zeal to speak














Verse 20. - I will speak, that I may be refreshed; rather, that I may obtain relief; or, according to some, "that I may be able to breathe" (Cook, Rosenmuller). Elihu feels almost suffocated by conflicting feelings of rage (vers. 1-3), disappointment (vers. 11, 12), and anxiety to vindicate God's honour (ver. 2). I will open my lips and answer. In the remainder of Elihu's discourse the attempt is made to "answer" Job (see ch. 33-37), with what success will be considered elsewhere.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
I must speak
אֲדַבְּרָ֥ה (’ă·ḏab·bə·rāh)
Verb - Piel - Imperfect Cohortative - first person common singular
Strong's 1696: To arrange, to speak, to subdue

and find relief;
וְיִֽרְוַֽח־ (wə·yir·waḥ-)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Conjunctive imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 7304: To breathe freely, revive, to have ample room

I must open
אֶפְתַּ֖ח (’ep̄·taḥ)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect Cohortative if contextual - first person common singular
Strong's 6605: To open wide, to loosen, begin, plough, carve

my lips
שְׂפָתַ֣י (śə·p̄ā·ṯay)
Noun - fdc | first person common singular
Strong's 8193: The lip, language, a margin

and respond.
וְאֶֽעֱנֶֽה׃ (wə·’e·‘ĕ·neh)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Conjunctive imperfect Cohortative if contextual - first person common singular
Strong's 6030: To answer, respond


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