New International Version
Your beginnings will seem humble, so prosperous will your future be.
King James Bible
Though thy beginning was small, yet thy latter end should greatly increase.
Darby Bible Translation
And though thy beginning was small, yet thine end shall be very great.
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.
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Though thy beginning was small - Thy former state, compared to that into which God would have brought thee, would be small; for to show his respect for thy piety, because thou hadst, through thy faithful attachment to him, suffered the loss of all things, he would have greatly multiplied thy former prosperity, so that thou shouldest now have vastly more than thou didst ever before possess.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
LibraryTwo Kinds of Hope
'Whose hope shall be cut off, and whose trust shall be a spider's web.'--JOB viii. 14. 'And hope maketh not ashamed.'--ROMANS v. 5. These two texts take opposite sides. Bildad was not the wisest of Job's friends, and he gives utterance to solemn commonplaces with partial truth in them. In the rough it is true that the hope of the ungodly perishes, and the limits of the truth are concealed by the splendour of the imagery and the perfection of artistic form in which the well-worn platitude is draped. …
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture
The Hebrew Sages and their Proverbs
The LORD blessed the latter part of Job's life more than the former part. He had fourteen thousand sheep, six thousand camels, a thousand yoke of oxen and a thousand donkeys.
"Ask the former generation and find out what their ancestors learned,
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