Job 8:7
New International Version
Your beginnings will seem humble, so prosperous will your future be.

New Living Translation
And though you started with little, you will end with much.

English Standard Version
And though your beginning was small, your latter days will be very great.

Berean Study Bible
Though your beginnings were modest, your latter days will flourish.

King James Bible
Though thy beginning was small, yet thy latter end should greatly increase.

New King James Version
Though your beginning was small, Yet your latter end would increase abundantly.

New American Standard Bible
“Though your beginning was insignificant, Yet your end will increase greatly.

NASB 1995
"Though your beginning was insignificant, Yet your end will increase greatly.

NASB 1977
“Though your beginning was insignificant, Yet your end will increase greatly.

Amplified Bible
“Though your beginning was insignificant, Yet your end will greatly increase.

Christian Standard Bible
Then, even if your beginnings were modest, your final days will be full of prosperity.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Then, even if your beginnings were modest, your final days will be full of prosperity.

American Standard Version
And though thy beginning was small, Yet thy latter end would greatly increase.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And your beginning will be small and your end will be very great

Brenton Septuagint Translation
Though then thy beginning should be small, yet thy end should be unspeakably great.

Contemporary English Version
Your future will be brighter by far than your past.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Insomuch, that if thy former things were small, thy latter things would be multiplied exceedingly.

English Revised Version
And though thy beginning was small, yet thy latter end should greatly increase.

Good News Translation
All the wealth you lost will be nothing compared with what God will give you then.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Then what you had in the past will seem small compared with the great prosperity you'll have in the future.

International Standard Version
Your beginning may be small, but later years will be very great.

JPS Tanakh 1917
And though thy beginning was small, Yet thy end should greatly increase.

Literal Standard Version
And your beginning has been small, "" And your latter end is very great.

NET Bible
Your beginning will seem so small, since your future will flourish.

New Heart English Bible
Though your beginning was small, yet your latter end would greatly increase.

World English Bible
Though your beginning was small, yet your latter end would greatly increase.

Young's Literal Translation
And thy beginning hath been small, And thy latter end is very great.

Additional Translations ...
Context
Bildad: Job Should Repent
6if you are pure and upright, even now He will rouse Himself on your behalf and restore your righteous estate. 7Though your beginnings were modest, your latter days will flourish. 8Please inquire of past generations and consider the discoveries of their fathers.…

Cross References
Job 42:12
So the LORD blessed Job's latter days more than his first. He owned 14,000 sheep, 6,000 camels, 1,000 yoke of oxen, and 1,000 female donkeys.

Job 8:8
Please inquire of past generations and consider the discoveries of their fathers.


Treasury of Scripture

Though your beginning was small, yet your latter end should greatly increase.

thy beginning.

Job 42:12,13
So the LORD blessed the latter end of Job more than his beginning: for he had fourteen thousand sheep, and six thousand camels, and a thousand yoke of oxen, and a thousand she asses…

Proverbs 4:18
But the path of the just is as the shining light, that shineth more and more unto the perfect day.

Zechariah 4:10
For who hath despised the day of small things? for they shall rejoice, and shall see the plummet in the hand of Zerubbabel with those seven; they are the eyes of the LORD, which run to and fro through the whole earth.

thy latter.

Deuteronomy 8:16
Who fed thee in the wilderness with manna, which thy fathers knew not, that he might humble thee, and that he might prove thee, to do thee good at thy latter end;

Proverbs 19:20
Hear counsel, and receive instruction, that thou mayest be wise in thy latter end.

Zechariah 14:7
But it shall be one day which shall be known to the LORD, not day, nor night: but it shall come to pass, that at evening time it shall be light.









Verse 7. - Though thy beginning was small; rather, were small. Bildad does not refer to the past, but to the present. Though, if God were now to set to work to prosper Job, his beginning would be slender indeed, yet what the outcome might be none could know. God might prosper him greatly. Yet thy latter end should greatly increase. Here, once mere, Bildad does but follow in the steps of Eliphaz (see Job 5:18-26), prophesying smooth things, as be had done. It is difficult to believe that either comforter put any faith in the prospect which he held out, or imagined that Job would really be restored to prosperity. Rather there is a covert sarcasm in their words. If thou weft indeed so free from guilt as thou claimest to be, then thou wouldst be confident of a happy issue out of thy afflictions. If thou art not confident of such an issue, it is because thou art conscious of guilt.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
Though your beginnings
רֵאשִׁיתְךָ֣ (rê·šî·ṯə·ḵā)
Noun - feminine singular construct | second person masculine singular
Strong's 7225: The first, in place, time, order, rank

were
וְהָיָ֣ה (wə·hā·yāh)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Conjunctive perfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 1961: To fall out, come to pass, become, be

modest,
מִצְעָ֑ר (miṣ·‘ār)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 4705: Petty, a short

your latter days
וְ֝אַחֲרִיתְךָ֗ (wə·’a·ḥă·rî·ṯə·ḵā)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - feminine singular construct | second person masculine singular
Strong's 319: The last, end, the future, posterity

will be full of prosperity.
יִשְׂגֶּ֥ה (yiś·geh)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 7685: To grow, increase


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