34:2 Hear my words, O ye {a} wise [men]; and give ear unto me, ye that have knowledge.

(a) Which are esteemed wise by the world.

34:2 Ear - The ear, is put for the mind to which things are conveyed by it.

34:1-9 Elihu calls upon those present to decide with him upon Job's words. The plainest Christian, whose mind is enlightened, whose heart is sanctified by the Spirit of God, and who is versed in the Scriptures, can say how far matters, words, or actions, agree with true religion, better than any that lean to their own understandings. Job had spoken as if he meant wholly to justify himself. He that say, I have cleansed my hands in vain, does not only offend against God's children, Ps 73:13-15, but gratifies his enemies, and says as they say.