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Job 27:14

    Job 27:14 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    If his children be multiplied, it is for the sword: and his offspring shall not be satisfied with bread.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    If his children be multiplied, it is for the sword: and his offspring shall not be satisfied with bread.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    If his children be multiplied, it is for the sword; And his offspring shall not be satisfied with bread.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    If his children are increased, it is for the sword; and his offspring have not enough bread.

    Webster's Revision

    If his children be multiplied, it is for the sword; And his offspring shall not be satisfied with bread.

    World English Bible

    If his children are multiplied, it is for the sword. His offspring shall not be satisfied with bread.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    If his children be multiplied, it is for the sword; and his offspring shall not be satisfied with bread.

    Clarke's Commentary on Job 27:14

    If his children be multiplied - As numerous families were supposed to be a proof of the benediction of the Almighty, Job shows that this is not always the case; for the offspring of the wicked shall be partly cut off by violent deaths, and partly reduced to great poverty.

    Barnes' Notes on Job 27:14

    If his children be multiplied, it is for the sword - That is, they shall be slain in war. The first calamities which it is here said would come upon a man, relate to his family Job 27:14-18; the next are those that would come upon himself, Job 27:19-23. All the sentiments here expressed are found in the various speeches of the friends of Job, and, according to the interpretation suggested above, this is designed to represent their sentiments. They maintained that if a wicked man was blessed with a numerous family, and seemed to be prosperous, it was only that the punishment might come the more heavily upon him, for that they certainly would be cut off; see Job 18:19-20; Job 20:10.

    And his offspring shall not be satisfied with bread - This sentiment was advanced by Zophar, Job 20:10; see the notes at that verse.
    Book: Job