Job 42:17
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New International Version
And so Job died, an old man and full of years.

New Living Translation
Then he died, an old man who had lived a long, full life.

English Standard Version
And Job died, an old man, and full of days.

New American Standard Bible
And Job died, an old man and full of days.

King James Bible
So Job died, being old and full of days.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Then Job died, old and full of days.

International Standard Version
Then Job died at an old age, having lived a full life.

NET Bible
And so Job died, old and full of days.

New Heart English Bible
So Job died, being old and full of days.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Then at a very old age, Job died.

JPS Tanakh 1917
So Job died, being old and full of days.

New American Standard 1977
And Job died, an old man and full of days.

Jubilee Bible 2000
So Job died, being old and full of days.

King James 2000 Bible
So Job died, being old and full of days.

American King James Version
So Job died, being old and full of days.

American Standard Version
So Job died, being old and full of days.

Douay-Rheims Bible
and he died an old man, and full of days.

Darby Bible Translation
And Job died, old and full of days.

English Revised Version
So Job died, being old and full of days.

Webster's Bible Translation
So Job died, being old and full of days.

World English Bible
So Job died, being old and full of days. BOOK I

Young's Literal Translation
and Job dieth, aged and satisfied with days.
Study Bible
God Blesses Job
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
Genesis 15:15
"As for you, you shall go to your fathers in peace; you will be buried at a good old age.

Genesis 25:8
Abraham breathed his last and died in a ripe old age, an old man and satisfied with life; and he was gathered to his people.

Job 5:26
"You will come to the grave in full vigor, Like the stacking of grain in its season.

Job 42:16
After this, Job lived 140 years, and saw his sons and his grandsons, four generations.
Treasury of Scripture

So Job died, being old and full of days.

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

Genesis 15:15 And you shall go to your fathers in peace; you shall be buried in …

Genesis 25:8 Then Abraham gave up the ghost, and died in a good old age, an old …

Deuteronomy 6:2 That you might fear the LORD your God, to keep all his statutes and …

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

Proverbs 3:16 Length of days is in her right hand; and in her left hand riches and honor.

(17) So Job died, being old and full of days.--Such is the close of this mysterious book, which deals with the greatest problems that can engage the human mind, and shows us the way in which the ancients solved them, and the help which God vouchsafed them, apart from His covenant revelation and before the dawning of the Gospel light. And the great lesson of the history is the way in which the malice of Satan is foiled. He had insinuated that all service of God was interested and done for advantage. Job had clearly shown that he was capable of loving God even under the most severe afflictions; and the issue which was eventually brought about was no contradiction of this fact, inasmuch as it was entirely hidden from Job till long after his probation was ended, and therefore could have no influence upon his patience and faith. It is remarkable that Job is only twice mentioned in Scripture, once in the Old Testament and once in the New. Ezekiel was acquainted with Job's history (Job 14:14; Job 14:20), and St. James (Job 5:11) refers to him as a familiar standard of patience. It is evident, however, that the Book of Job was well known, from the many instances in the Psalms and elsewhere in which we find traces of the influence produced by familiarity with the language of the book.

Verse 17. - So Job died, being old and full of days. The lowest estimate places the occurrence of the afflictions of Job at the time when he was a little more than fifty ("Supponitur quinquagenario hand multo majorem fuisse Nostrum, quum conflictari coepit," Schultens). Thus his age at his death would be at least a hundred and ninety,



So Job died,.... As every man does, though he lived so long, and as Methuselah the oldest man did, Genesis 5:27; and though a good man, the best of men die as well as others: so Job died, as a good man, in the Lord, in faith and hope of eternal life and happiness; and so he died in all his outward prosperity and happiness, having great substance and a numerous offspring;

being old; as he might be truly called, being two hundred years of age or thereabout:

and full of days; lived out all his days, the full term of life in common, and longer than it was usual for men to live. He had a long life to satisfaction, as is promised, Psalm 91:16. He lived as long as he desired to live, was quite satisfied with living; not that he loathed life, as he once did, and in that sense he did, and from such principles and with such views as he then had, Job 7:15. But he had enough of life, and was willing to die; and came to his grave, as Eliphaz said, "like a shock of corn in his season", Job 5:26. Adrichomius (b), from certain travellers, speaks of the sepulchre of Job, in the form of a pyramid, in the plains of the land of Uz, to the east of the city Sueta, shown to this day, and had in great honour by Greeks and others; and which is more probable than what some say (c), that his grave is in Constantinople, where there is a gate called Job's gate, from thence: but the Job there buried was a general of the Saracens, who died besieging that city with a numerous army, and was there buried, A. D. 675 (d). There is a fragment at the end of the Septuagint and Arabic versions of this book, said to be translated from a Syriac copy, which gives a very particular account of Job's descent as,

"that he dwelt in the land of Ausitis, on the borders of Idumaea and Arabia; that his name was first Jobab; that he married an Arabian woman, and begot a son, whose name was Ennon; that his father was Zare, a son of the sons of Esau; that his mother was Bosorra (or Bosra); and that he was the fifth from Abraham. And these are the kings that reigned in Edom, which country he reigned over; the first was Balac, the son of Beor, the name of whose city was Dennaba; after Balac, Jobab, called Job; after him Asom, who was governor in the country of Theman; after him Adad, the son of Barad, who cut off Midian in the field of Moab, the name of whose city was Gethaim. The friends that came to him (Job) were Eliphaz, of the sons of Esau, the king of the Themanites; Baldad, king of the Sauchseans; and Sophar, king of the Minaeans.''

The substance of this is confirmed by Aristaeus, Philo, and Polyhistor (e), ancient historians.

(b) Theatrum Terrae S. p. 93. (c) Juchasin, fol. 9. 2.((d) Schindler. Lexic. Pentaglott. Colossians 64. (e) Apud Euseb. Praepar. Evangel. l. 9. c. 25. 17. full of days—fully sated and contented with all the happiness that life could give him; realizing what Eliphaz had painted as the lot of the godly (Job 5:26; Ps 91:16; Ge 25:8; 35:29). The Septuagint adds, "It is written, that he will rise again with those whom the Lord will raise up." Compare Mt 27:52, 53, from which it perhaps was derived spuriously. 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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