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Bible verses that mention Elihu:

Job 32:2, “So these three men stopped answering Job, because he was righteous in his own eyes.”
Job 32:6-7, “And Elihu son of Barachel the Buzite, of the family of Ram, became angry. He was angry at Job because he justified himself rather than God; he was angry also at Job’s three friends because they had found no answer, although they had declared Job guilty.”
Job 32:12, “I am young in years, and you are aged; that is why I was timid and afraid to show you my opinion.”
Job 33:1, “Therefore, Job, hear my speech and listen to all my words.”
Job 36:4, “For truly my words are not false; one who is perfect in knowledge is with you.”
Job 34:36, “My desire is that Job may be tested to the end, because of his answers for the wicked.”
Job 37:14, “Hear this, O Job; stop and consider the wondrous works of God.”
Job 37:23, “The Almighty—we cannot find him; he is great in power; justice and abundant righteousness he will not violate.”
Job 40:2, “Shall a faultfinder contend with the Almighty? He who argues with God, let him answer it.”
These verses give us a sense of Elihu’s perspective on Job’s situation. He believes that Job should be tested to the end and that his suffering is a form of discipline, intended to teach him wisdom and humility. He emphasizes the greatness of God and his power, justice, and righteousness. He also reminds Job that it is not appropriate for humans to question or argue with God.

Overall, Elihu’s speech in the book of Job is a reminder of the sovereignty and justice of God, and the importance of humility in the face of suffering. He encourages us to trust in God and to seek to understand the purpose of our trials, even if we cannot fully comprehend them.