Job 21:11
Parallel Verses
New International Version
They send forth their children as a flock; their little ones dance about.

New Living Translation
They let their children frisk about like lambs. Their little ones skip and dance.

English Standard Version
They send out their little boys like a flock, and their children dance.

New American Standard Bible
"They send forth their little ones like the flock, And their children skip about.

King James Bible
They send forth their little ones like a flock, and their children dance.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
They let their little ones run around like lambs; their children skip about,

International Standard Version
They release their children to play like sheep; their young ones dance about,

NET Bible
They allow their children to run like a flock; their little ones dance about.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
They send their little children out [to play] like a flock of lambs, and their children dance around.

Jubilee Bible 2000
They send forth their little ones like a flock of sheep, and their children dance.

King James 2000 Bible
They send forth their little ones like a flock, and their children dance.

American King James Version
They send forth their little ones like a flock, and their children dance.

American Standard Version
They send forth their little ones like a flock, And their children dance.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Their little ones go out like a flock, and their children dance and play.

Darby Bible Translation
They send forth their little ones like a flock, and their children dance.

English Revised Version
They send forth their little ones like a flock, and their children dance.

Webster's Bible Translation
They send forth their little ones like a flock, and their children dance.

World English Bible
They send forth their little ones like a flock. Their children dance.

Young's Literal Translation
They send forth as a flock their sucklings, And their children skip,
Parallel Commentaries
Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary

21:7-16 Job says, Remarkable judgments are sometimes brought upon notorious sinners, but not always. Wherefore is it so? This is the day of God's patience; and, in some way or other, he makes use of the prosperity of the wicked to serve his own counsels, while it ripens them for ruin; but the chief reason is, because he will make it appear there is another world. These prospering sinners make light of God and religion, as if because they have so much of this world, they had no need to look after another. But religion is not a vain thing. If it be so to us, we may thank ourselves for resting on the outside of it. Job shows their folly.

Pulpit Commentary

Verse 11. - They send forth their little ones like a flock. Free, i.e. joyful and frolicsome, to disport themselves as they please. The picture is charmingly idyllic. And their children dance. Frisk, i.e. "and skip, and leap," like the young of cattle full of health, and in the enjoyment of plenty" (Lee).

Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

They send forth their little ones like a flock,.... Of sheep, which are creatures very increasing, and become very numerous, Psalm 144:13; to which a large increase of families may be compared, Psalm 107:41, for this is not to be interpreted of their kine sending or bringing forth such numbers as to be like a flock of sheep; but of the families of wicked men being increased in like manner; and the sending them forth to be understood either of the birth of their children being sent out or proceeding from them as plants out of the earth, or branches from a tree; or of their being sent out not to school to be instructed in useful learning, but into the streets to play, and pipe, and dance; and it may denote, as their number, so their being left to themselves, and being at liberty to do as they please, being under no restriction, nor any care taken of their education; at least in such a manner as to have a tendency to make them sober, virtuous, and useful in life:

and their children dance; either in a natural way, skip and frisk, and play like calves and lambs, and so are very diverting to their parents, as well as shows them to be in good health; which adds to their parents happiness and pleasure: or in an artificial way, being taught to dance; and it should be observed, it is "their" children, the children of the wicked, and not of the godly, that are thus brought up; so Abraham did not train up his children, nor Job his; no instance can be given of the children of good men being trained up in this manner, or of their dancing in an irreligious way; however, this proves in what a jovial way, and in what outward prosperity and pleasure, wicked men and their families live; which is the thing Job has in view, and is endeavouring to prove and establish.

Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Bible Commentary

11. send forth—namely, out of doors, to their happy sports under the skies, like a joyful flock sent to the pastures.

little ones—like lambkins.

children—somewhat older than the former.

dance—not formal dances; but skip, like lambs, in joyous and healthful play.

Job 21:11 Additional Commentaries
Context
Job: God will Deal with the Wicked
10"His ox mates without fail; His cow calves and does not abort. 11"They send forth their little ones like the flock, And their children skip about. 12"They sing to the timbrel and harp And rejoice at the sound of the flute.…
Cross References
Job 21:10
Their bulls never fail to breed; their cows calve and do not miscarry.

Job 21:12
They sing to the music of timbrel and lyre; they make merry to the sound of the pipe.

Psalm 107:41
But he lifted the needy out of their affliction and increased their families like flocks.
Treasury of Scripture

They send forth their little ones like a flock, and their children dance.

Psalm 107:41 Yet sets he the poor on high from affliction, and makes him families …

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

Jump to Previous
Children Dance Flock Forth Little Ones Pleasure Skip Sucklings Young
Jump to Next
Children Dance Flock Forth Little Ones Pleasure Skip Sucklings Young
Links
Job 21:11 NIV
Job 21:11 NLT
Job 21:11 ESV
Job 21:11 NASB
Job 21:11 KJV

Job 21:11 Bible Apps
Job 21:11 Bible Suite
Job 21:11 Biblia Paralela
Job 21:11 Chinese Bible
Job 21:11 French Bible
Job 21:11 German Bible

Alphabetical: a about And as children dance flock forth like little ones send skip the their They

OT Poetry: Job 21:11 They send forth their little ones like (Jb) Christian Bible Study Resources, Dictionary, Concordance and Search Tools

Bible Hub
Job 21:10
Top of Page
Top of Page