Suffer me a little, and I will show you that I have yet to speak on God's behalf.
Treasury of Scripture
Job 21:3 Suffer me that I may speak; and after that I have spoken, mock on.
Job 33:31-33 Mark well, O Job, listen to me: hold your peace, and I will speak...
Hebrews 13:22 And I beseech you, brothers, suffer the word of exhortation: for I have written a letter to you in few words.
I have yet to speak, etc. Heb. there are yet words for God
Job 13:7,8 Will you speak wickedly for God? and talk deceitfully for him...
Job 33:6 Behold, I am according to your wish in God's stead: I also am formed out of the clay.
Exodus 4:16 And he shall be your spokesman to the people: and he shall be, even he shall be to you instead of a mouth...
Jeremiah 15:19 Therefore thus said the LORD, If you return, then will I bring you again, and you shall stand before me...
Ezekiel 2:7 And you shall speak my words to them, whether they will hear, or whether they will forbear: for they are most rebellious.
2 Corinthians 5:20 Now then we are ambassadors for Christ, as though God did beseech you by us: we pray you in Christ's stead, be you reconciled to God.
ContextElihu Shows God's Justice and Power
1Elihu also proceeded, and said, 2Suffer me a little, and I will show you that I have yet to speak on God's behalf. 3I will fetch my knowledge from afar, and will ascribe righteousness to my Maker. 4For truly my words shall not be false: he that is perfect in knowledge is with you. 5Behold, God is mighty, and despises not any: he is mighty in strength and wisdom. 6He preserves not the life of the wicked: but gives right to the poor. 7He withdraws not his eyes from the righteous: but with kings are they on the throne; yes, he does establish them for ever, and they are exalted. 8And if they be bound in fetters, and be held in cords of affliction; 9Then he shows them their work, and their transgressions that they have exceeded. 10He opens also their ear to discipline, and commands that they return from iniquity. 11If they obey and serve him, they shall spend their days in prosperity, and their years in pleasures. 12But if they obey not, they shall perish by the sword, and they shall die without knowledge. 13But the hypocrites in heart heap up wrath: they cry not when he binds them. 14They die in youth, and their life is among the unclean. 15He delivers the poor in his affliction, and opens their ears in oppression. 16Even so would he have removed you out of the strait into a broad place, where there is no narrow place; and that which should be set on your table should be full of fatness. 17But you have fulfilled the judgment of the wicked: judgment and justice take hold on you. 18Because there is wrath, beware lest he take you away with his stroke: then a great ransom cannot deliver you. 19Will he esteem your riches? no, not gold, nor all the forces of strength. 20Desire not the night, when people are cut off in their place. 21Take heed, regard not iniquity: for this have you chosen rather than affliction. 22Behold, God exalts by his power: who teaches like him? 23Who has enjoined him his way? or who can say, You have worked iniquity? 24Remember that you magnify his work, which men behold. 25Every man may see it; man may behold it afar off. 26Behold, God is great, and we know him not, neither can the number of his years be searched out. 27For he makes small the drops of water: they pour down rain according to the vapor thereof: 28Which the clouds do drop and distil on man abundantly. 29Also can any understand the spreading of the clouds, or the noise of his tabernacle? 30Behold, he spreads his light on it, and covers the bottom of the sea. 31For by them judges he the people; he gives meat in abundance. 32With clouds he covers the light; and commands it not to shine by the cloud that comes between. 33The noise thereof shows concerning it, the cattle also concerning the vapor.
Parallel VersesAmerican Standard Version
Suffer me a little, and I will show thee; For I have yet somewhat to say on God's behalf.
Suffer me a little, and I will shew thee : for I have yet somewhat to speak in God's behalf.
Darby Bible Translation
Suffer me a little, and I will shew thee that I have yet words for +God.
King James Bible
Suffer me a little, and I will shew thee that I have yet to speak on God's behalf.
Young's Literal Translation
Honour me a little, and I shew thee, That yet for God are words.