Job 29:18
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New International Version
"I thought, 'I will die in my own house, my days as numerous as the grains of sand.

New Living Translation
"I thought, 'Surely I will die surrounded by my family after a long, good life.

English Standard Version
Then I thought, ‘I shall die in my nest, and I shall multiply my days as the sand,

New American Standard Bible
"Then I thought, 'I shall die in my nest, And I shall multiply my days as the sand.

King James Bible
Then I said, I shall die in my nest, and I shall multiply my days as the sand.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
So I thought: I will die in my own nest and multiply my days as the sand.

International Standard Version
"I used to say: 'I will die in my home. I'm going to live as many days as there are grains of sand on the shore.

NET Bible
"Then I thought, 'I will die in my own home, my days as numerous as the grains of sand.

New Heart English Bible
Then I said, 'I shall die in my own house, I shall number my days as the sand.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
"I thought, 'I may die in my own house, but I will make my days as numerous as the sand.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Then I said: 'I shall die with my nest, And I shall multiply my days as the phoenix;

New American Standard 1977
“Then I thought, ‘I shall die in my nest,
            And I shall multiply my days as the sand.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Then I said, I shall die in my nest, and I shall multiply my days as the sand.

King James 2000 Bible
Then I said, I shall die in my nest, and I shall multiply my days as the sand.

American King James Version
Then I said, I shall die in my nest, and I shall multiply my days as the sand.

American Standard Version
Then I said, I shall die in my nest, And I shall multiply my days as the sand:

Douay-Rheims Bible
And I said: I shall die in my nest, and as a palm tree shall multiply my days.

Darby Bible Translation
And I said, I shall die in my nest, and multiply my days as the sand;

English Revised Version
Then I said, I shall die in my nest, and I shall multiply my days as the sand:

Webster's Bible Translation
Then I said, I shall die in my nest, and I shall multiply my days as the sand.

World English Bible
Then I said, 'I shall die in my own house, I shall number my days as the sand.

Young's Literal Translation
And I say, 'With my nest I expire, And as the sand I multiply days.'
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
29:18-25 Being thus honoured and useful, Job had hoped to die in peace and honour, in a good old age. If such an expectation arise from lively faith in the providence and promise of God, it is well; but if from conceit of our own wisdom, and dependence on changeable, earthly things, it is ill grounded, and turns to sin. Every one that has the spirit of wisdom, has not the spirit of government; but Job had both. Yet he had the tenderness of a comforter. This he thought upon with pleasure, when he was himself a mourner. Our Lord Jesus is a King who hates iniquity, and upon whom the blessing of a world ready to perish comes. To Him let us give ear.
Study Bible
Job's Former Blessings
17"I broke the jaws of the wicked And snatched the prey from his teeth. 18"Then I thought, 'I shall die in my nest, And I shall multiply my days as the sand. 19'My root is spread out to the waters, And dew lies all night on my branch.…
Cross References
Job 29:17
"I broke the jaws of the wicked And snatched the prey from his teeth.

Job 29:19
'My root is spread out to the waters, And dew lies all night on my branch.
Treasury of Scripture

Then I said, I shall die in my nest, and I shall multiply my days as the sand.

I shall die

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Jeremiah 49:16 Your terribleness has deceived you, and the pride of your heart, …

Obadiah 1:4 Though you exalt yourself as the eagle, and though you set your nest …

Habakkuk 2:9 Woe to him that covets an evil covetousness to his house, that he …

multiply

Job 5:26 You shall come to your grave in a full age, like as a shock of corn …

Job 42:16,17 After this lived Job an hundred and forty years, and saw his sons, …

Psalm 91:16 With long life will I satisfy him, and show him my salvation.

as the sand

Genesis 32:12 And you said, I will surely do you good, and make your seed as the …

Genesis 41:49 And Joseph gathered corn as the sand of the sea, very much, until …

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