Job 8:7
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English Standard Version
And though your beginning was small, your latter days will be very great.

King James Bible
Though thy beginning was small, yet thy latter end should greatly increase.

American Standard Version
And though thy beginning was small, Yet thy latter end would greatly increase.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Insomuch, that if thy former things were small, thy latter things would be multiplied exceedingly.

English Revised Version
And though thy beginning was small, yet thy latter end should greatly increase.

Webster's Bible Translation
Though thy beginning was small, yet thy latter end would greatly increase.

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Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

1 Then began Bildad the Shuhite, and said:

2 How long wilt thou utter such things,

And the words of thy mouth are a boisterous wind?

3 Will God reverse what is right,

Or the Almighty reverse what is just?

4 When thy children sinned against Him,

He gave them over to the hand of their wickedness.

Bildad

(Note: Nothing can be said respecting the signification of the name בּלדּד even as a probable meaning, unless perhaps equals בל־דד, sine mammis, i.e., brought up without his mother's milk.)

begins harshly and self-confidently with quousque tandem, עד־אן instead of the usual עד־אנה. אלּה, not: this, but: of this kind, of such kind, as Job 12:3; Job 16:2. כּבּיר רוּח is poetical, equivalent to גּדולה רוּח, Job 1:19; רוּח is gen. comm. in the signification wind as well as spirit, although more frequently fem. than masc. He means that Job's speeches are like the wind in their nothingness, and like a boisterous wind in their vehemence. Bildad sees the justice of God, the Absolute One, which ought to be universally acknowledged, impugned in them. In order not to say directly that Job's children had died such a sudden death on account of their sin, he speaks conditionally. If they have sinned, death is just the punishment of their sin. God has not arbitrarily swept them away, but has justly given them over to the destroying hand of their wickedness, - a reference to the prologue which belongs inseparably to the whole.

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thy beginning.

Job 42:12,13 So the LORD blessed the latter end of Job more than his beginning: for he had fourteen thousand sheep, and six thousand camels...

Proverbs 4:18 But the path of the just is as the shining light, that shines more and more to the perfect day.

Zechariah 4:10 For who has despised the day of small things? for they shall rejoice...

Matthew 13:12,31,32 For whoever has, to him shall be given, and he shall have more abundance: but whoever has not...

thy latter.

Deuteronomy 8:16 Who fed you in the wilderness with manna, which your fathers knew not, that he might humble you, and that he might prove you...

Proverbs 19:20 Hear counsel, and receive instruction, that you may be wise in your latter end.

Zechariah 14:7 But it shall be one day which shall be known to the LORD, not day, nor night: but it shall come to pass...

2 Peter 2:20 For if after they have escaped the pollutions of the world through the knowledge of the Lord and Savior Jesus Christ...

Cross References
Job 42:12
And the LORD blessed the latter days of Job more than his beginning. And he had 14,000 sheep, 6,000 camels, 1,000 yoke of oxen, and 1,000 female donkeys.

Job 8:8
"For inquire, please, of bygone ages, and consider what the fathers have searched out.

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