Job 5:25
New International Version
You will know that your children will be many, and your descendants like the grass of the earth.

New Living Translation
You will have many children; your descendants will be as plentiful as grass!

English Standard Version
You shall know also that your offspring shall be many, and your descendants as the grass of the earth.

Berean Study Bible
You will know that your offspring will be many, your descendants like the grass of the earth.

King James Bible
Thou shalt know also that thy seed shall be great, and thine offspring as the grass of the earth.

New King James Version
You shall also know that your descendants shall be many, And your offspring like the grass of the earth.

New American Standard Bible
“You will also know that your descendants will be many, And your offspring as the grass of the earth.

NASB 1995
"You will know also that your descendants will be many, And your offspring as the grass of the earth.

NASB 1977
“You will know also that your descendants will be many, And your offspring as the grass of the earth.

Amplified Bible
“You will know also that your descendants will be many, And your offspring as the grass of the earth.

Christian Standard Bible
You will also know that your offspring will be many and your descendants like the grass of the earth.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
You will also know that your offspring will be many and your descendants like the grass of the earth.

American Standard Version
Thou shalt know also that thy seed shall be great, And thine offspring as the grass of the earth.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And you will know that your seed is abundant and your offspring as grass of the Earth

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And thou shalt know that thy seed shall be abundant; and thy children shall be like the herbage of the field.

Contemporary English Version
You will have more descendants than there are blades of grass on the face of the earth.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Thou shalt know also that thy seed shall be multiplied, and thy offspring like the grass of the earth.

English Revised Version
Thou shalt know also that thy seed shall be great, and thine offspring as the grass of the earth.

Good News Translation
You will have as many children as there are blades of grass in a pasture.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
"You will find that your children are many and your descendants are like the grass of the earth.

International Standard Version
You'll know that you'll have many children; and that your offspring will be like the grass of the earth.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Thou shalt know also that thy seed shall be great, And thine offspring as the grass of the earth.

Literal Standard Version
And have known that your seed [is] numerous, "" And your offspring as the herb of the earth;

NET Bible
You will also know that your children will be numerous, and your descendants like the grass of the earth.

New Heart English Bible
You shall know also that your descendants shall be great, and your offspring as the grass of the earth.

World English Bible
You shall know also that your seed shall be great, Your offspring as the grass of the earth.

Young's Literal Translation
And hast known that numerous is Thy seed, And thine offspring as the herb of the earth;

Additional Translations ...
Context
Eliphaz Continues: God Blesses those who Seek Him
24You will know that your tent is secure, and find nothing amiss when inspecting your home. 25You will know that your offspring will be many, your descendants like the grass of the earth. 26You will come to the grave in full vigor, like a sheaf of grain gathered in season.…

Cross References
Psalm 72:16
May there be an abundance of grain in the land; may it sway atop the hills. May its fruit trees flourish like the forests of Lebanon, and its people like the grass of the field.

Psalm 112:2
His descendants will be mighty in the land; the generation of the upright will be blessed.

Isaiah 44:3
For I will pour water on the thirsty land, and currents on the dry ground. I will pour out My Spirit on your descendants, and My blessing on your offspring.

Isaiah 44:4
They will sprout among the grass like willows by flowing streams.

Isaiah 48:19
Your descendants would have been as countless as the sand, and your offspring as numerous as its grains; their name would never be cut off or eliminated from My presence."


Treasury of Scripture

You shall know also that your seed shall be great, and your offspring as the grass of the earth.

thy seed.

Job 42:13-16
He had also seven sons and three daughters…

Genesis 15:5
And he brought him forth abroad, and said, Look now toward heaven, and tell the stars, if thou be able to number them: and he said unto him, So shall thy seed be.

Leviticus 26:9
For I will have respect unto you, and make you fruitful, and multiply you, and establish my covenant with you.

great.

Psalm 72:16
There shall be an handful of corn in the earth upon the top of the mountains; the fruit thereof shall shake like Lebanon: and they of the city shall flourish like grass of the earth.









(25) Great.--The word means also numerous, which seems to suit the parallelism better here. The whole description is a very beautiful and poetical one of the perfect security of faith, though it is to a certain extent vitiated by its want of strict correspondence with facts, of which the very case of Job was a crucial instance. This was the special problem with which his friends had to deal, and which proved too hard for them. May we not learn that the problem is one that can only be solved in practice and not in theory?

Verse 25. - Thou shalt know also that thy seed shall be great. Little by little Eliphaz passes from a general description of the blessedness of those faithful ones who "despise not the chastening of the Almighty" (ver. 17) to a series of allusions which seem specially to touch Job's case. Without claiming prophetical inspiration, he ventures to promise him in the future "the exact reverse of all that he had experienced" in the past - "a safe home, flocks untouched, a happy and prosperous family, a peaceful old age" (Cook). The promises may have sounded in Job's ears as "a mockery" (ibid.); but it is creditable to the sagacity of Eliphaz that he ventured to make them. And thine offspring as the grass of the earth. The ordinary symbols for multitudinous-ness - the sand of the sea, and the stars of heaven - are here superseded by an entirely new one, "the grass of the earth." Undoubtedly it is equally appropriate, and perhaps more natural in a pastoral community.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
You will know
וְֽ֭יָדַעְתָּ (wə·yā·ḏa‘·tā)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Conjunctive perfect - second person masculine singular
Strong's 3045: To know

that
כִּי־ (kî-)
Conjunction
Strong's 3588: A relative conjunction

your offspring
זַרְעֶ֑ךָ (zar·‘e·ḵā)
Noun - masculine singular construct | second person masculine singular
Strong's 2233: Seed, fruit, plant, sowing-time, posterity

will be many,
רַ֣ב (raḇ)
Adjective - masculine singular
Strong's 7227: Much, many, great

and your descendants
וְ֝צֶאֱצָאֶ֗יךָ (wə·ṣe·’ĕ·ṣā·’e·ḵā)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - masculine plural construct | second person masculine singular
Strong's 6631: Issue, offspring, produce

[will be] like the grass
כְּעֵ֣שֶׂב (kə·‘ê·śeḇ)
Preposition-k | Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's 6212: Herb, herbage

of the earth.
הָאָֽרֶץ׃ (hā·’ā·reṣ)
Article | Noun - feminine singular
Strong's 776: Earth, land


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