New International Version
For what do they care about the families they leave behind when their allotted months come to an end?
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?
Darby Bible Translation
For what pleasure should he have in his house after him, when the number of his months is cut off?
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?
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
For what pleasure hath he in his house after him - What may happen to his posterity he neither knows nor cares for, as he is now numbered with the dead, and numbered with them before he had lived out half his years. Some have translated the verse thus: "Behold how speedily God destroys the house of the wicked after him! How he shortens the number of his months!"
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It is mainly my business, today, to deal with those who may wickedly continue in sin because their judgment tarries. If the Lord does not in this world visit the ungodly with stripes, this is but the surer evidence that in the world to come there is a solemn retribution for the impenitent. If the affliction which is here accorded to men be not the punishment of sin, we turn to Scripture and discover what that punishment will be, and we are soon informed that it is something far heavier than any calamities …
Charles Haddon Spurgeon—Spurgeon's Sermons Volume 7: 1861
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