Job 29:18
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English Standard Version
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.

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.

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.

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Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

11 For an ear heard, and called me happy;

And an eye saw, and bear witness to me:

12 For I rescued the sufferer who cried for help,

And the orphan, and him that had no helper.

13 The blessing of him that was ready to perish came upon me,

And I made the widow's heart rejoice.

14 I put on justice, and it put me on;

As a robe and turban was my integrity.

Thus imposing was the impression of his personal appearance wherever he appeared; for (כּי explic.) the fulness of the blessing of the possession of power and of prosperity which he enjoyed was so extraordinary, that one had only to hear of it to call him happy, and that, especially if any one saw it with his own eyes, he was obliged to bear laudatory testimony to him. The futt. consec. affirm what was the inevitable consequence of hearing and seeing; העיד, seq. acc., is used like הזכּיר in the signification of laudatory recognition. The expression is not brachylogical for ותּעד לּי (vid., on Job 31:18); for from 1 Kings 21:10, 1 Kings 21:13, we perceive that העיד with the acc. of the person signifies to make any one the subject of assertion, whether he be lower or higher in rank (comp. the New Testament word, especially in Luke, μαρτυρεῖσθαι). It was, however, not merely the outward manifestation of his unusual prosperity which called forth such admiration, but his active benevolence united with the abundant resources at his command. For where there was a sufferer who cried for help he, relieved him, especially orphans and those who had no helper. ולא־עזר לו is either a new third object, or a closer definition of what precedes: the orphan and (in this state of orphanhood) helpless one. The latter is more probable both here and in the Salomonic primary passage, Psalm 72:12; in the other case ואשׁר אין־עזר לח might be expected.

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I shall die

Psalm 30:6,7 And in my prosperity I said, I shall never be moved...

Jeremiah 22:23 O inhabitant of Lebanon, that make your nest in the cedars, how gracious shall you be when pangs come on you...

Jeremiah 49:16 Your terribleness has deceived you, and the pride of your heart, O you that dwell in the clefts of the rock...

Obadiah 1:4 Though you exalt yourself as the eagle, and though you set your nest among the stars, there will I bring you down, said the LORD.

Habakkuk 2:9 Woe to him that covets an evil covetousness to his house, that he may set his nest on high...

multiply

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

Job 42:16,17 After this lived Job an hundred and forty years, and saw his sons, and his sons' sons, even four generations...

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 sand of the sea, which cannot be numbered for multitude.

Genesis 41:49 And Joseph gathered corn as the sand of the sea, very much, until he left numbering; for it was without number.

Cross References
Job 29:17
I broke the fangs of the unrighteous and made him drop his prey from his teeth.

Job 29:19
my roots spread out to the waters, with the dew all night on my branches,

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