Job 42:16
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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.

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,

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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Keil 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.')

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, an hundred three score and fifteen years.

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 age of Jacob was an hundred forty and seven years.

Genesis 50:26 So Joseph died, being an hundred and ten years old: and they embalmed him, and he was put in a coffin in Egypt.

Deuteronomy 34:7 And Moses was an hundred and twenty years old when he died: his eye was not dim, nor his natural force abated.

Joshua 24:29 And it came to pass after these things, that Joshua the son of Nun, the servant of the LORD, died, being an hundred and ten years old.

Psalm 90:10 The days of our years are three score years and ten; and if by reason of strength they be fourscore years...

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 are their fathers.

Cross References
Job 42:15
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.

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

Psalm 128:6
May you see your children's children! Peace be upon Israel!

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