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I always expected to live a long life and to die at home in comfort.
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And I said: I shall die in my nest, and as a palm tree shall multiply my days.
I shall die
Psalm 30:6,7 And in my abundance I said: I shall never be moved. . . .
Jeremiah 22:23 Thou that sittest in Libanus, and makest thy nest in the cedars, how hast thou mourned when sorrows came upon thee, as the pains of a woman in labour?
Jeremiah 49:16 Thy arrogancy hath deceived thee, and the pride of thy heart: O thou that dwellest in the clefts of the rock, and endeavourest to lay hold on the height of the hill: but though thou shouldst make thy nest as high as an eagle, I will bring thee down from thence, saith the Lord.
Obadiah 1:4 The pride of thy heart hath lifted thee up, who dwellest in the clefts of the rocks, and settest up thy throne on high: who sayest in thy heart: Who shall bring me down to the ground?
Habakkuk 2:9 Woe to him that gathereth together an evil covetousness to his house, that his nest may be on high, and thinketh he may be delivered out of the hand of evil.
Job 5:26 Thou shalt enter into the grave in abundance, as a heap of wheat is brought in its season.
Job 42:16,17 And Job lived after these things, a hundred and forty years, and he saw his children, and his children's children, unto the fourth generation, . . .
Psalm 91:16 I will fill him with length of days; and I will shew him my salvation.
as the sand
Genesis 32:12 Thou didst say, that thou wouldst do well by me, and multiply my seed like the sand of the sea, which cannot be numbered for multitude.
Genesis 41:49 And there was so great abundance of wheat, that it was equal to the sand of the sea, and the plenty exceeded measure.
ContextJob's Former Blessings
…17I broke the jaws of the wicked man, and out of his teeth I took away the prey. 18And I said: I shall die in my nest, and as a palm tree shall multiply my days.19My root is opened beside the waters, and dew shall continue in my harvest.…
Additional TranslationsSo I thought: ‘I will die in my nest and multiply my days as the sand.Then I said, I shall die in my nest, and I shall multiply my days as the sand.
Then I said, I shall die in my nest, And I shall multiply my days as the sand:
And I said, My age shall continue as the stem of a palm-tree; I shall live a long while.
And I said, I shall die in my nest, and multiply my days as the sand;
Then I said, I shall die in my nest, and I shall multiply my days as the sand:
Then I said, I shall die in my nest, and I shall multiply my days as the sand.
Then I said, 'I shall die in my own house, I shall number my days as the sand.
And I say, 'With my nest I expire, And as the sand I multiply days.'
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