Job 42:16-17

16 After this, Job lived a hundred and forty years; he saw his children and their children to the fourth generation.
17 And so Job died, an old man and full of years.

Job 42:16 in Other Translations

KJV
16 After this lived Job an hundred and forty years, and saw his sons, and his sons' sons, even four generations.
ESV
16 And after this Job lived 140 years, and saw his sons, and his sons' sons, four generations.
NLT
16 Job lived 140 years after that, living to see four generations of his children and grandchildren.
MSG
16 Job lived on another hundred and forty years, living to see his children and grandchildren - four generations of them!
CSB
16 Job lived 140 years after this and saw his children and their children to the fourth generation.

Job 42:16-17 Meaning and Commentary

INTRODUCTION TO JOB 42

This chapter contains Job's answer to the last speech of the Lord's, in which he acknowledges his omnipotence, and his certain performance of his purposes and pleasure; owns his own folly and ignorance, and confesses his sins; for which he abhorred himself, and of which he repented, Job 42:1-6; it also gives an account of the Lord's decision of the controversy between Job and his friends, blaming them and commending him above them; and ordered them to take sacrifices and go to Job and offer them, who should pray for them and be accepted, which was done, Job 42:7-9; and it closes with a relation of the great prosperity Job was restored unto, in which he lived and died, Job 42:10-17.

Job 42:16-17 In-Context

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.
16 After this, Job lived a hundred and forty years; he saw his children and their children to the fourth generation.
17 And so Job died, an old man and full of years.

Cross References 1

  • 1. S Genesis 15:15; Genesis 25:8
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