Job 42:16
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New International Version
After this, Job lived a hundred and forty years; he saw his children and their children to the fourth generation.

New Living Translation
Job lived 140 years after that, living to see four generations of his children and grandchildren.

English Standard Version
And after this Job lived 140 years, and saw his sons, and his sons’ sons, four generations.

New American Standard Bible
After this, Job lived 140 years, and saw his sons and his grandsons, four generations.

King James Bible
After this lived Job an hundred and forty years, and saw his sons, and his sons' sons, even four generations.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Job lived 140 years after this and saw his children and their children to the fourth generation.

International Standard Version
Job lived 140 years after this, and saw his children and grandchildren to the fourth generation.

NET Bible
After this Job lived 140 years; he saw his children and their children to the fourth generation.

New Heart English Bible
After this Job lived one hundred forty years, and saw his sons, and his sons' sons, to four generations.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Job lived 140 years after this. He saw his children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren.

JPS Tanakh 1917
And after this Job lived a hundred and forty years, and saw his sons, and his sons' sons, even four generations.

New American Standard 1977
And after this Job lived 140 years, and saw his sons, and his grandsons, four generations.

Jubilee Bible 2000
After this Job lived one hundred and forty years, and saw his sons, and his sons' sons, even four generations.

King James 2000 Bible
After this lived Job a hundred and forty years, and saw his sons, and his sons' sons, even four generations.

American King James Version
After this lived Job an hundred and forty years, and saw his sons, and his sons' sons, even four generations.

American Standard Version
And after this Job lived a hundred and forty years, and saw his sons, and his sons'sons, even four generations.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And Job lived after these things, a hundred and forty years, and he saw his children, and his children's children, unto the fourth generation,

Darby Bible Translation
And Job lived after this a hundred and forty years, and saw his sons, and his sons' sons, four generations.

English Revised Version
And after this Job lived an hundred and forty years, and saw his sons, and his sons' sons, even four generations.

Webster's Bible Translation
After this Job lived a hundred and forty years, and saw his sons, and his sons' sons, even four generations.

World English Bible
After this Job lived one hundred forty years, and saw his sons, and his sons' sons, to four generations.

Young's Literal Translation
And Job liveth after this a hundred and forty years, and seeth his sons, and his sons' sons, four generations;
Study Bible
God Blesses Job
15In all the land no women were found so fair as Job's daughters; and their father gave them inheritance among their brothers. 16After this, Job lived 140 years, and saw his sons and his grandsons, four generations. 17And Job died, an old man and full of days.…
Cross References
Job 42:15
In all the land no women were found so fair as Job's daughters; and their father gave them inheritance among their brothers.

Job 42:17
And Job died, an old man and full of days.

Psalm 128:6
Indeed, may you see your children's children. Peace be upon Israel!
Treasury of Scripture

After this lived Job an hundred and forty years, and saw his sons, and his sons' sons, even four generations.

After (How long he had lived before his afflictions we cannot tell: if we could rely upon the LXX. all would be plain, which adds here, 'And all the years he lived were two hundred and forty.')

an

Genesis 11:32 And the days of Terah were two hundred and five years: and Terah died in Haran.

Genesis 25:7 And these are the days of the years of Abraham's life which he lived, …

Genesis 35:28 And the days of Isaac were an hundred and fourscore years.

Genesis 47:28 And Jacob lived in the land of Egypt seventeen years: so the whole …

Genesis 50:26 So Joseph died, being an hundred and ten years old: and they embalmed …

Deuteronomy 34:7 And Moses was an hundred and twenty years old when he died: his eye …

Joshua 24:29 And it came to pass after these things, that Joshua the son of Nun, …

Psalm 90:10 The days of our years are three score years and ten; and if by reason …

and saw

Genesis 50:23 And Joseph saw Ephraim's children of the third generation…

Psalm 128:6 Yes, you shall see your children's children, and peace on Israel.

Proverbs 17:6 Children's children are the crown of old men; and the glory of children …

(16) An hundred and forty years.--The particularity of this detail forbids us to suppose that the character of Job was other than real; his great age also shows that he must be referred to the very early patriarchal times, probably anterior to Moses.

Verse 16. - After this lived Job an hundred and forty years. It has been concluded from this statement, combined with that at the close of ver. 10, that Job was exactly seventy years of age when his calamities fell upon him ('Dict. of the Bible,' vol. 1. p. 1087, note); but this is really only a conjecture, since the statement that "God added to all that had been Job's to the double," does not naturally apply to anything but his property. We may, however, fairly allow that (as Professor Lee says) he "could scarcely have been less than seventy" when his afflictions came, having then a family of ten children, who were all grown up (Job 1:4). In this case, the whole duration of his life would have been 210 years, or a little more, which cannot be regarded as incredible by those who accept the ages of the patriarchs, from Peleg to Jacob, as respectively 239, 230, 148, 205, 175, 180, and 147 years. And saw his sons, and his sons' sons; i.e. his descendants - grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. Even four gone-rations. According to the Hebrew inclusive practice of reckoning, we may regard his own generation as included. After this lived Job an hundred and forty years,.... Not after he had arrived to the height of his prosperity; not after the birth of his children, and they were grown up, and had their portions given them, which must take in a considerable number of years; but after his afflictions were over, and his prosperity began: and if his years were doubled, as some think, though that is not certain, then he must be seventy years of age when he was so sorely afflicted and must live to the age of two hundred and ten; which is the common notion of the Jewish writers (z): however, he must be fifty or sixty years of age at that time, since his former children were grown up and were for themselves; and it is said (a), his afflictions continued seven years. So that it is not at all improbable that he lived to be about two hundred years of age; and which was a singular blessing of God to him, if you compare his age with that of Jacob, Joseph, Moses, and Joshua, between the two former and the two latter he may be supposed to live;

and saw his sons, and his sons' sons, even four generations; Joseph saw but the third, Job the fourth, he was a great-great-grandfather. This was no doubt a pleasant sight to him, to see such a numerous offspring descending from him; and especially if they were walking in the ways of God, as probably they were, since no doubt he would take all the care of their education that in him lay. This is the great blessing promised to the Messiah, the antitype of Job, Isaiah 53:10; see also Isaiah 59:21.

(z) T. Bava Bathra, fol. 15. 1. Seder Olam Rabba, c. 3.((a) Suidas in voce 16. The Septuagint makes Job live a hundred seventy years after his calamity, and two hundred forty in all. This would make him seventy at the time of his calamity, which added to a hundred forty in Hebrew text makes up two hundred ten; a little more than the age (two hundred five) of Terah, father of Abraham, perhaps his contemporary. Man's length of life gradually shortened, till it reached threescore and ten in Moses' time (Ps 90:10).

sons' sons—a proof of divine favor (Ge 50:23; Ps 128:6; Pr 17:6).42:10-17 In the beginning of this book we had Job's patience under his troubles, for an example; here, for our encouragement to follow that example, we have his happy end. His troubles began in Satan's malice, which God restrained; his restoration began in God's mercy, which Satan could not oppose. Mercy did not return when Job was disputing with his friends, but when he was praying for them. God is served and pleased with our warm devotions, not with our warm disputes. God doubled Job's possessions. We may lose much for the Lord, but we shall not lose any thing by him. Whether the Lord gives us health and temporal blessings or not, if we patiently suffer according to his will, in the end we shall be happy. Job's estate increased. The blessing of the Lord makes rich; it is he that gives us power to get wealth, and gives success in honest endeavours. The last days of a good man sometimes prove his best, his last works his best works, his last comforts his best comforts; for his path, like that of the morning light, shines more and more unto the perfect day.
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