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Job 21:8

    Job 21:8 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    Their seed is established in their sight with them, and their offspring before their eyes.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    Their seed is established in their sight with them, and their offspring before their eyes.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    Their seed is established with them in their sight, And their offspring before their eyes.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    Their children are ever with them, and their offspring before their eyes.

    Webster's Revision

    Their seed is established with them in their sight, And their offspring before their eyes.

    World English Bible

    Their child is established with them in their sight, their offspring before their eyes.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    Their seed is established with them in their sight, and their offspring before their eyes.

    Clarke's Commentary on Job 21:8

    Their seed is established - They see their own children grow up, and become settled in the land; and behold their children's children also; so that their generations are not cut off. Even the posterity of the wicked continue.

    Barnes' Notes on Job 21:8

    Their seed - Their children - their posterity.

    Is established in their sight - Around them, where they may often see them - where they may enjoy their society. The friends of Job had maintained, with great positiveness and earnestness, that the children of wicked people would be cut off. See Job 18:19; Job 20:28. This position Job now directly controverts, and says that it is a fact, that so far from being cut off, they are often established in the very presence of their ungodly parents, and live and prosper. How, he asks, is this consistent with the position, that God deals with people in this life according to their character?
    Book: Job