33:6 in God’s stead. Job had longed for a “daysman” to mediate between himself and God. Now Elihu presumptuously claims to be such a mediator.
33:6 formed. Elihu condescendingly admits that he, like Adam, had been formed from the ground, even though his words (as he claimed) were constrained by “the spirit within me” (Job 32:18). He also compared his origin to that of Adam by noting that “the breath of the Almighty hath given me life” (Job 33:4).