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Job 42:15

    Job 42:15 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    And in all the land were no women found so fair as the daughters of Job: and their father gave them inheritance among their brethren.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    And in all the land were no women found so fair as the daughters of Job: and their father gave them inheritance among their brothers.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    And in all the land were no women found so fair as the daughters of Job: and their father gave them inheritance among their brethren.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    And there were no women so beautiful as the daughters of Job in all the earth: and their father gave them a heritage among their brothers.

    Webster's Revision

    And in all the land were no women found so fair as the daughters of Job: and their father gave them inheritance among their brethren.

    World English Bible

    In all the land were no women found so beautiful as the daughters of Job. Their father gave them an inheritance among their brothers.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    And in all the land were no women found so fair as the daughters of Job: and their father gave them inheritance among their brethren.

    Clarke's Commentary on Job 42:15

    Gave them inheritance among their brethren - This seems to refer to the history of the daughters of Zelophehad, given Numbers 28:1-8, who appear to have been the first who were allowed an inheritance among their brethren.

    Barnes' Notes on Job 42:15

    And their father gave them inheritance among their brethren - This is mentioned as a proof of his special regard, and is also recorded because it was not common. Among the Hebrews the daughter inherited only in the case where there was no son, Numbers 27:8. The property was divided equally among the sons, with the exception that the oldest received a double portion; see Jahn's "Bib. Arch." section 168. This custom, prevailing still extensively in the East, it seems existed in the time of Job, and it is mentioned as a remarkable circumstance that he made his daughters heirs to his property with their brothers. It would also be rather implied in the passage before us that they were equal heirs.

    Wesley's Notes on Job 42:15

    42:15 So fair - In the Old Testament we often find women praised for their beauty, but never in the New, because the beauty of holiness is brought to a much clearer light by the gospel.
    Book: Job