Job 21:21
Good News Translation
When our lives are over, do we really care whether our children are happy?

Contemporary English Version
Because after they are dead, they won't care what happens to their children."

Douay-Rheims Bible
For what is it to him what befalleth his house after him: and if the number of his months be diminished by one half?

New American Bible
For what interest has he in his family after him, when the number of his months is finished?

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For what is it to him what befalleth his house after him: and if the number of his months be diminished by one half?

For what

Job 14:21 Whether his children come to honour or dishonour, he shall not understand.

Ecclesiastes 2:18,19 Again I hated all my application wherewith I had earnestly laboured under the sun, being like to have an heir after me, . . .

Luke 16:27,28 And he said: Then, father, I beseech thee that thou wouldst send him to my father's house, for I have five brethren, . . .

the number

Job 14:5 The days of man are short, and the number of his months is with thee: thou hast appointed his bounds which cannot be passed.

Psalm 55:23 But thou, O God, shalt bring them down into the pit of destruction. Bloody and deceitful men shall not live out half their days; but I will trust in thee, O Lord.

Psalm 102:24 Call me not away in the midst of my days: thy years are unto generation and generation.

Context
Job: God will Punish the Wicked
20His eyes shall see his own destruction, and he shall drink of the wrath of the Almighty. 21For what is it to him what befalleth his house after him: and if the number of his months be diminished by one half?22Shall any one teach God knowledge, who judgeth those that are high?…
Cross References
Job 14:5
The days of man are short, and the number of his months is with thee: thou hast appointed his bounds which cannot be passed.

Job 21:20
His eyes shall see his own destruction, and he shall drink of the wrath of the Almighty.

Job 21:22
Shall any one teach God knowledge, who judgeth those that are high?

Additional Translations
For what does he care about his household after him, when the number of his months has run out?For what pleasure has he in his house after him, when the number of his months is cut off in the middle?

For what careth he for his house after him, When the number of his months is cut off?

For his desire is in his house with him, and the number of his months has been suddenly cut off.

For what pleasure should he have in his house after him, when the number of his months is cut off?

For what pleasure hath he in his house after him, when the number of his months is cut off in the midst?

For what pleasure hath he in his house after him, when the number of his months is cut off in the midst?

For what does he care for his house after him, when the number of his months is cut off?

For what is his delight in his house after him, And the number of his months cut off?
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