Job 1:2
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New International Version
He had seven sons and three daughters,

New Living Translation
He had seven sons and three daughters.

English Standard Version
There were born to him seven sons and three daughters.

New American Standard Bible
Seven sons and three daughters were born to him.

King James Bible
And there were born unto him seven sons and three daughters.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
He had seven sons and three daughters.

International Standard Version
Seven sons and three daughters had been born to him.

NET Bible
Seven sons and three daughters were born to him.

New Heart English Bible
There were born to him seven sons and three daughters.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
He had seven sons and three daughters.

JPS Tanakh 1917
And there were born unto him seven sons and three daughters.

New American Standard 1977
And seven sons and three daughters were born to him.

Jubilee Bible 2000
And there were born unto him seven sons and three daughters.

King James 2000 Bible
And there were born unto him seven sons and three daughters.

American King James Version
And there were born to him seven sons and three daughters.

American Standard Version
And there were born unto him seven sons and three daughters.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And there were born to him seven sons and three daughters.

Darby Bible Translation
And there were born to him seven sons and three daughters.

English Revised Version
And there were born unto him seven sons and three daughters.

Webster's Bible Translation
And there were born to him seven sons and three daughters.

World English Bible
There were born to him seven sons and three daughters.

Young's Literal Translation
And there are borne to him seven sons and three daughters,
Study Bible
Job's Character and Wealth
1There was a man in the land of Uz whose name was Job; and that man was blameless, upright, fearing God and turning away from evil. 2Seven sons and three daughters were born to him. 3His possessions also were 7,000 sheep, 3,000 camels, 500 yoke of oxen, 500 female donkeys, and very many servants; and that man was the greatest of all the men of the east.…
Cross References
Job 42:10
The LORD restored the fortunes of Job when he prayed for his friends, and the LORD increased all that Job had twofold.

Job 42:13
He had seven sons and three daughters.
Treasury of Scripture

And there were born to him seven sons and three daughters.

seven sons.

Job 13:13 Hold your peace, let me alone, that I may speak, and let come on me what will.

Esther 5:11 And Haman told them of the glory of his riches, and the multitude …

Psalm 107:38 He blesses them also, so that they are multiplied greatly; and suffers …

Psalm 127:3-5 See, children are an heritage of the LORD: and the fruit of the womb …

Psalm 128:3 Your wife shall be as a fruitful vine by the sides of your house: …

(2) Seven sons and three daughters.--The like number was restored to him after his probation (Job 42:13).

Verse 2. - And there were born unto him seven sons and three daughters. The numbers three and seven, and their product, ten, are certainly sacred numbers, regarded as expressive of ideal perfection. But this does not prevent their being also historical. As Canon Cook observes, "Striking coincidences between outward facts and ideal numbers are not uncommon in the purely historical portions of Scripture" ('Speaker's Commentary,' vol. 4. p. 20). There are twelve apostles, seventy (7 × 10) disciples sent out by our Lord, seven deacons, three synoptic Gospels, twelve minor prophets, seven princes of Persia and Media, ten sons of Haman, three of Noah, Gomer, Terah, Levi, and Zeruiah, seven of Japhet, Mizraim, Seir the Horite, Gad, and Jesse (1 Chronicles 2:13-15), twelve of Ishmael, twelve of Jacob, etc. Our Lord is thirty (3 x 10) years old when he begins to teach, and his ministry lasts three years; he heals seven lepers, casts out of Mary Magdalene seven devils, speaks upon the cross seven "words," bids Peter forgive his brother "seventy times seven," etc. It is thus not only in vision or in prophecy, or in symbolical language, that these "ideal numbers" come to the front far more frequently than ethers, but also in the most matter-of-fact histories. And there were born unto him,.... By his wife, in lawful wedlock, who was now living, and after mentioned:

seven sons and three daughters; next to his religious character, his graces, and spiritual blessings, and as the chief of his outward mercies and enjoyments, his children are mentioned; and which are indeed blessings from the Lord, and such as good men, and those that fear the Lord, are sometimes blessed with, see Psalm 127:3 and to have a numerous offspring was always esteemed a very great favour and blessing, and as such was reckoned by Job; who, having so many sons, might hope to have his name perpetuated by them, as well as his substance shared among them; and having so many daughters, he might please himself with the thought of marrying them into families, which would strengthen his friendship and alliance with them; just the same number of sons and daughters had Bacchaeus, the third king of Corinth (y).

(y) Heraclides de Politiis ad calcem Aelian. Var. Hist. p. 439. 1:1-5 Job was prosperous, and yet pious. Though it is hard and rare, it is not impossible for a rich man to enter into the kingdom of heaven. By God's grace the temptations of worldly wealth may be overcome. The account of Job's piety and prosperity comes before the history of his great afflictions, showing that neither will secure from troubles. While Job beheld the harmony and comforts of his sons with satisfaction, his knowledge of the human heart made him fearful for them. He sent and sanctified them, reminding them to examine themselves, to confess their sins, to seek forgiveness; and as one who hoped for acceptance with God through the promised Saviour, he offered a burnt-offering for each. We perceive his care for their souls, his knowledge of the sinful state of man, his entire dependence on God's mercy in the way he had appointed.
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