Job 21:21
New International Version
For what do they care about the families they leave behind when their allotted months come to an end?

New Living Translation
For they will not care what happens to their family after they are dead.

English Standard Version
For what do they care for their houses after them, when the number of their months is cut off?

Berean Study Bible
For what does he care about his household after him, when the number of his months has run out?

New American Standard Bible
"For what does he care for his household after him, When the number of his months is cut off?

King James Bible
For what pleasure hath he in his house after him, when the number of his months is cut off in the midst?

Christian Standard Bible
For what does he care about his family once he is dead, when the number of his months has run out?

Contemporary English Version
Because after they are dead, they won't care what happens to their children."

Good News Translation
When our lives are over, do we really care whether our children are happy?

Holman Christian Standard Bible
For what does he care about his family once he is dead, when the number of his months has run out?

International Standard Version
What will they care for their household after them, when the number of his months comes to an end?"

NET Bible
For what is his interest in his home after his death, when the number of his months has been broken off?

New Heart English Bible
For what does he care for his house after him, when the number of his months is cut off?

GOD'S WORD® Translation
How can he be interested in his family after he's gone, when the number of his months is cut short?

JPS Tanakh 1917
For what pleasure hath he in his house after him? Seeing the number of his months is determined.

New American Standard 1977
“For what does he care for his household after him, When the number of his months is cut off?

Jubilee Bible 2000
For what delight shall he have in his house after him, being cut off in the number of his months?

King James 2000 Bible
For what pleasure has he in his house after him, when the number of his months is cut off in the midst?

American King James Version
For what pleasure has he in his house after him, when the number of his months is cut off in the middle?

American Standard Version
For what careth he for his house after him, When the number of his months is cut off?

Brenton Septuagint Translation
For his desire is in his house with him, and the number of his months has been suddenly cut off.

Douay-Rheims Bible
For what is it to him what befalleth his house after him: and if the number of his months be diminished by one half?

Darby Bible Translation
For what pleasure should he have in his house after him, when the number of his months is cut off?

English Revised Version
For what pleasure hath he in his house after him, when the number of his months is cut off in the midst?

Webster's Bible Translation
For what pleasure hath he in his house after him, when the number of his months is cut off in the midst?

World English Bible
For what does he care for his house after him, when the number of his months is cut off?

Young's Literal Translation
For what is his delight in his house after him, And the number of his months cut off?
Study Bible
Job: God will Punish the Wicked
20Let his own eyes see his destruction; let him drink for himself the wrath of the Almighty. 21For what does he care about his household after him, when the number of his months has run out? 22Can anyone teach knowledge to God, since He judges those on high?…
Cross References
Job 14:5
Since his days are determined and the number of his months is with You, and since You have set limits that he cannot exceed,

Job 21:20
Let his own eyes see his destruction; let him drink for himself the wrath of the Almighty.

Job 21:22
Can anyone teach knowledge to God, since He judges those on high?

Treasury of Scripture

For what pleasure has he in his house after him, when the number of his months is cut off in the middle?

For what

Job 14:21
His sons come to honour, and he knoweth it not; and they are brought low, but he perceiveth it not of 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…

Luke 16:27,28
Then he said, I pray thee therefore, father, that thou wouldest send him to my father's house: …

the number

Job 14:5
Seeing his days are determined, the number of his months are with thee, thou hast appointed his bounds that he cannot pass;

Psalm 55:23
But thou, O God, shalt bring them down into the pit of destruction: bloody and deceitful men shall not live out half their days; but I will trust in thee.

Psalm 102:24
I said, O my God, take me not away in the midst of my days: thy years are throughout all generations.







Lexicon
For
כִּ֤י (kî)
Conjunction
Strong's Hebrew 3588: A relative conjunction

what
מַה־ (mah-)
Interrogative
Strong's Hebrew 4100: What?, what!, indefinitely what

does he care
חֶפְצ֣וֹ (ḥep̄·ṣōw)
Noun - masculine singular construct | third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 2656: Pleasure, desire, a valuable thing, a matter

about his household
בְּבֵית֣וֹ (bə·ḇê·ṯōw)
Preposition-b | Noun - masculine singular construct | third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 1004: A house

after him,
אַחֲרָ֑יו (’a·ḥă·rāw)
Preposition | third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 310: The hind or following part

when the number
וּמִסְפַּ֖ר (ū·mis·par)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 4557: A number, definite, indefinite, narration

of his months
חֳדָשָׁ֣יו (ḥo·ḏā·šāw)
Noun - masculine plural construct | third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 2320: The new moon, a month

has run out?
חֻצָּֽצוּ׃ (ḥuṣ·ṣā·ṣū)
Verb - Pual - Perfect - third person common plural
Strong's Hebrew 2686: To chop into, pierce, sever, to curtail, to distribute, to shoot an arrow
Verse 21. ? For what pleasure hath he in his house after him? What does he care, ordinarily, about the happiness of his children and descendants? "Apres moi le deluge" is the selfish thought of bad men generally, when they cast a glance at the times which are to follow their decease. The fate of those whom they leave behind them troubles them but little. It would scarcely cause them a pang to know that their posterity would soon be "clean put out." When the number of his months is cut off in the midst; i.e. when his appointed time is come, and he knows that "the number of his months' is accomplished. 21:17-26 Job had described the prosperity of wicked people; in these verses he opposes this to what his friends had maintained about their certain ruin in this life. He reconciles this to the holiness and justice of God. Even while they prosper thus, they are light and worthless, of no account with God, or with wise men. In the height of their pomp and power, there is but a step between them and ruin. Job refers the difference Providence makes between one wicked man and another, into the wisdom of God. He is Judge of all the earth, and he will do right. So vast is the disproportion between time and eternity, that if hell be the lot of every sinner at last, it makes little difference if one goes singing thither, and another sighing. If one wicked man die in a palace, and another in a dungeon, the worm that dies not, and the fire that is not quenched, will be the same to them. Thus differences in this world are not worth perplexing ourselves about.
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