Elihu is a young man who has overheard the friends and Job speaking.
Both sides anger him, and he wants to put things right.
His main beliefs are these: God is incapable of making a mistake; pain is a divine deterrent aimed at keeping men from sin.
- What made Elihu angry?
On what grounds does he claim a right to speak?
What do you think of the way he begins his speech?
- Job had said that God treated him unjustly (33:8-11), and that he made matters worse by refusing to talk to him (33:13). What replies does Elihu give to Job about this?
See verses 12, 14-33.
In what ways does he say God speaks? And for what purpose?