English Standard Version
And after this Job lived 140 years, and saw his sons, and his sons’ sons, 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.
American Standard Version
And after this Job lived a hundred and forty years, and saw his sons, and his sons'sons, even four generations.
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,
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.
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CommentaryKeil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament
10 And Jehovah turned the captivity of Job, when he prayed for his friends; and Jehovah increased everything that Job had possessed to the double.
רעהוּ is to be understood generally, as Job 16:21, and the בּ signifies not "because," but "when." The moment in which Job prayed for his friends became, as the climax of a life that is well-pleasing with God, the turning-point of glory to him. The Talmud has borrowed from here the true proverb: תחלה כל־המתפלל בעד חברו נענה, i.e., he who prays for his fellow-men always finds acceptance for himself first of all. The phrase (שׁבית) שׁוּב שׁבוּת signifies properly to turn captivity, then in general to make an end of misery; also in German, elend, old High Germ. elilenti, originally signified another, foreign country (vid., Psalter, ii. 192), since an involuntary removal from one's native land is regarded as the emblem of a lamentable condition. This phrase does not exactly stamp Job as the Mashal of the Israel of the Exile, but it favoured this interpretation. Now when Job was recovered, and doubly blessed by God, as is also promised to the Israel of the Exile, Isaiah 61:7 and freq., sympathizing friends also appeared in abundance.
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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.')
And in all the land there were no women so beautiful as Job's daughters. And their father gave them an inheritance among their brothers.
And Job died, an old man, and full of days.
May you see your children's children! Peace be upon Israel!
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