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Job 14:21

    Job 14:21 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    His sons come to honour, and he knoweth it not; and they are brought low, but he perceiveth it not of them.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    His sons come to honor, and he knows it not; and they are brought low, but he perceives it not of them.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    His sons come to honor, and he knoweth it not; And they are brought low, but he perceiveth it not of them.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    His sons come to honour, and he has no knowledge of it; they are made low, but he is not conscious of it.

    Webster's Revision

    His sons come to honor, and he knoweth it not; And they are brought low, but he perceiveth it not of them.

    World English Bible

    His sons come to honor, and he doesn't know it. They are brought low, but he doesn't perceive it of them.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    His sons come to honour, and he knoweth it not; and they are brought low, but he perceiveth it not of them.

    Clarke's Commentary on Job 14:21

    His sons come to honor - When dead, he is equally indifferent and unconscious whether his children have met with a splendid or oppressive lot in life; for as to this world, when man dies, in that day all his thoughts perish.

    Barnes' Notes on Job 14:21

    His sons come to honour, and he knoweth it not - He is unacquainted with what is passing on the earth. Even should that occur which is most gratifying to a parent's heart; should his children rise to stations of honor and influence, he would not be permitted to enjoy the happiness which every father feels when his sons do well. This is suggested as one of the evils of death.

    They are brought low, but he perceiveth it not of them - He is not permitted to sympathize with them, or to sustain them in their trials. This is another of the evils of death. When his children need his counsel and advice, he is not permitted to give it. He is taken away from his family, and revisits them no more.

    Wesley's Notes on Job 14:21

    14:21 Knoweth not - Either is ignorant of all such events: or, is not concerned or affected with them. A dead or dying man minds not these things.
    Book: Job