Job 42:13

13 And he also had seven sons and three daughters.

Job 42:13 in Other Translations

KJV
13 He had also seven sons and three daughters.
ESV
13 He had also seven sons and three daughters.
NLT
13 He also gave Job seven more sons and three more daughters.
MSG
13 He also had seven sons and three daughters.
CSB
13 He also had seven sons and three daughters.

Job 42:13 Meaning and Commentary

Job 42:13

He had also seven sons, and three daughters.
] The same number of children, and of the same sort he had before, ( Job 1:2 ) ; and according to Nachman the very same he had before, which the additional letter in the word "seven" is with him the notification of; so that the doubting of what he had before, ( Job 42:10 ) ; respects only his substance, and particularly his cattle; though the Targum says he had fourteen sons, and so Jarchi F20; others think these may be said to be double to Job in their good qualities, external and internal, in their dispositions, virtues, and graces; and others, inasmuch as his former children were not lost, but lived with God, and would live for ever, they might now be said to be double; and so they consider this as a proof of the immortality of the soul, and of the resurrection of the body; but these senses are not to be trusted to; whether these children were by a former wife or another is uncertain.


FOOTNOTES:

F20 Vid. Balmes. Gram. Strat. 26.

Job 42:13 In-Context

11 All his brothers and sisters and everyone who had known him before came and ate with him in his house. They comforted and consoled him over all the trouble the LORD had brought on him, and each one gave him a piece of silver and a gold ring.
12 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.
13 And he also had seven sons and three daughters.
14 The first daughter he named Jemimah, the second Keziah and the third Keren-Happuch.
15 Nowhere in all the land were there found women as beautiful as Job’s daughters, and their father granted them an inheritance along with their brothers.