Job 14:21
New International Version
If their children are honored, they do not know it; if their offspring are brought low, they do not see it.

New Living Translation
They never know if their children grow up in honor or sink to insignificance.

English Standard Version
His sons come to honor, and he does not know it; they are brought low, and he perceives it not.

Berean Study Bible
If his sons receive honor, he does not know it; if they are brought low, he is unaware.

New American Standard Bible
"His sons achieve honor, but he does not know it; Or they become insignificant, but he does not perceive it.

King James Bible
His sons come to honour, and he knoweth it not; and they are brought low, but he perceiveth it not of them.

Christian Standard Bible
If his sons receive honor, he does not know it; if they become insignificant, he is unaware of it.

Contemporary English Version
We never live to know if our children are praised or disgraced.

Good News Translation
Our children win honor, but we never know it, nor are we told when they are disgraced.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
If his sons receive honor, he does not know it; if they become insignificant, he is unaware of it.

International Standard Version
"If his children are honored, he doesn't know it; if they become insignificant, he never perceives it.

NET Bible
If his sons are honored, he does not know it; if they are brought low, he does not see it.

New Heart English Bible
His sons come to honor, and he doesn't know it. They are brought low, but he doesn't perceive it of them.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
His sons are honored, and he doesn't know it. Or they become unimportant, and he doesn't realize it.

JPS Tanakh 1917
His sons come to honour, and he knoweth it not; And they are brought low, but he regardeth them not.

New American Standard 1977
“His sons achieve honor, but he does not know it; Or they become insignificant, but he does not perceive it.

Jubilee Bible 2000
His sons shall be honoured and he shall not know of it; or they shall be afflicted, but he shall not perceive of them.

King James 2000 Bible
His sons come to honor, and he knows it not; and they are brought low, but he perceives it not of them.

American King James Version
His sons come to honor, and he knows it not; and they are brought low, but he perceives it not of them.

American Standard Version
His sons come to honor, and he knoweth it not; And they are brought low, but he perceiveth it not of them.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
and though his children be multiplied, he knows it not; and if they be few, he is not aware.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Whether his children come to honour or dishonour, he shall not understand.

Darby Bible Translation
His sons come to honour, and he knoweth it not; and they are brought low, and he perceiveth it not.

English Revised Version
His sons come to honour, and he knoweth it not; and they are brought low, but he perceiveth it not of them.

Webster's Bible Translation
His sons come to honor, and he knoweth it not; and they are brought low, but he perceiveth it not of them.

World English Bible
His sons come to honor, and he doesn't know it. They are brought low, but he doesn't perceive it of them.

Young's Literal Translation
Honoured are his sons, and he knoweth not; And they are little, and he attendeth not to them.
Study Bible
Job Laments the Finality of Death
20You forever overpower him, and he passes on; You change his countenance and send him away. 21If his sons receive honor, he does not know it; if they are brought low, he is unaware. 22He feels only the pain of his own body and mourns only for himself.”…
Cross References
Job 14:22
He feels only the pain of his own body and mourns only for himself."

Job 24:24
They are exalted for a moment, then they are gone; they are brought low and gathered up like all others; they are cut off like heads of grain.

Proverbs 31:18
She sees that her gain is good, and her lamp is not extinguished at night.

Ecclesiastes 9:5
For the living know that they will die, but the dead know nothing. They have no further reward, because the memory of them is forgotten.

Treasury of Scripture

His sons come to honor, and he knows it not; and they are brought low, but he perceives it not of them.

he knoweth it not

1 Samuel 4:20
And about the time of her death the women that stood by her said unto her, Fear not; for thou hast born a son. But she answered not, neither did she regard it.

Psalm 39:6
Surely every man walketh in a vain shew: surely they are disquieted in vain: he heapeth up riches, and knoweth not who shall gather them.

Ecclesiastes 2:18,19
Yea, I hated all my labour which I had taken under the sun: because I should leave it unto the man that shall be after me…







Lexicon
If his sons
בָ֭נָיו (ḇā·nāw)
Noun - masculine plural construct | third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 1121: A son

receive honor,
יִכְבְּד֣וּ (yiḵ·bə·ḏū)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - third person masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 3513: To be heavy, weighty, or burdensome

he does not
וְלֹ֣א (wə·lō)
Conjunctive waw | Adverb - Negative particle
Strong's Hebrew 3808: Not, no

know it;
יֵדָ֑ע (yê·ḏā‘)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3045: To know

if they are brought low,
וְ֝יִצְעֲר֗וּ (wə·yiṣ·‘ă·rū)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Conjunctive imperfect - third person masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 6819: To be or grow insignificant

he is unaware.
וְֽלֹא־ (wə·lō-)
Conjunctive waw | Adverb - Negative particle
Strong's Hebrew 3808: Not, no
Verse 21. - His sons come to honour, and he knoweth it not. The meaning seems to be, "If his sons come to honour, it is of no advantage to him; in the remote and wholly separate region of Sheol he will not be aware of it." The view is more dismal than that of Aristotle, who argues that the fate of those whom they have loved and left on earth will be sure to penetrate, in course of time (ἐπὶ τινα χρόνον)' to the departed, and cause them a certain amount of joy or sorrow ('Eth. Nic.,' 1:11). And they are brought low, but he perceiveth it not of them. Equally, in the opposite case, if his sons are brought low, he is ignorant of it, and unaffected by their fate. 14:16-22 Job's faith and hope spake, and grace appeared to revive; but depravity again prevailed. He represents God as carrying matters to extremity against him. The Lord must prevail against all who contend with him. God may send disease and pain, we may lose all comfort in those near and dear to us, every hope of earthly happiness may be destroyed, but God will receive the believer into realms of eternal happiness. But what a change awaits the prosperous unbeliever! How will he answer when God shall call him to his tribunal? The Lord is yet upon a mercy-seat, ready to be gracious. Oh that sinners would be wise, that they would consider their latter end! While man's flesh is upon him, that is, the body he is so loth to lay down, it shall have pain; and while his soul is within him, that is, the spirit he is so loth to resign, it shall mourn. Dying work is hard work; dying pangs often are sore pangs. It is folly for men to defer repentance to a death-bed, and to have that to do which is the one thing needful, when unfit to do anything.
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