Job 21:11
New International Version
They send forth their children as a flock; their little ones dance about.

New Living Translation
They let their children frisk about like lambs. Their little ones skip and dance.

English Standard Version
They send out their little boys like a flock, and their children dance.

Berean Study Bible
They send forth their little ones like a flock; their children skip about,

King James Bible
They send forth their little ones like a flock, and their children dance.

New King James Version
They send forth their little ones like a flock, And their children dance.

New American Standard Bible
“They send out their boys like the flock, And their children dance.

NASB 1995
“They send forth their little ones like the flock, And their children skip about.

NASB 1977
“They send forth their little ones like the flock, And their children skip about.

Amplified Bible
“They send forth their little ones like a flock, And their children skip about.

Christian Standard Bible
They let their little ones run around like lambs; their children skip about,

Holman Christian Standard Bible
They let their little ones run around like lambs; their children skip about,

American Standard Version
They send forth their little ones like a flock, And their children dance.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Their sons are firm as a flock, and their children dance

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And they remain as an unfailing flock, and their children play before them, taking up the psaltery and harp;

Contemporary English Version
their children play and dance safely by themselves.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Their little ones go out like a flock, and their children dance and play.

English Revised Version
They send forth their little ones like a flock, and their children dance.

Good News Translation
Their children run and play like lambs

GOD'S WORD® Translation
They send their little children out [to play] like a flock of lambs, and their children dance around.

International Standard Version
They release their children to play like sheep; their young ones dance about,

JPS Tanakh 1917
They send forth their little ones like a flock, And their children dance.

Literal Standard Version
They send forth their sucklings as a flock, And their children skip,

NET Bible
They allow their children to run like a flock; their little ones dance about.

New Heart English Bible
They send forth their little ones like a flock. Their children dance.

World English Bible
They send forth their little ones like a flock. Their children dance.

Young's Literal Translation
They send forth as a flock their sucklings, And their children skip,

Additional Translations ...
Context
Job: God will Punish the Wicked
10Their bulls breed without fail; their cows bear calves and do not miscarry. 11They send forth their little ones like a flock; their children skip about, 12singing to the tambourine and lyre and making merry at the sound of the flute.…

Cross References
Job 21:10
Their bulls breed without fail; their cows bear calves and do not miscarry.

Job 21:12
singing to the tambourine and lyre and making merry at the sound of the flute.

Psalm 107:41
But He lifts the needy from affliction and increases their families like flocks.


Treasury of Scripture

They send forth their little ones like a flock, and their children dance.

Psalm 107:41
Yet setteth he the poor on high from affliction, and maketh him families like a flock.

Psalm 127:3-5
Lo, children are an heritage of the LORD: and the fruit of the womb is his reward…









(11, 12) They send forth their little ones . . .--In striking contrast to the fate of Job's own children, and in contradiction to what Eliphaz had said (Job 15:29-33).

Verse 11. - They send forth their little ones like a flock. Free, i.e. joyful and frolicsome, to disport themselves as they please. The picture is charmingly idyllic. And their children dance. Frisk, i.e. "and skip, and leap," like the young of cattle full of health, and in the enjoyment of plenty" (Lee).

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
They send forth
יְשַׁלְּח֣וּ (yə·šal·lə·ḥū)
Verb - Piel - Imperfect - third person masculine plural
Strong's 7971: To send away, for, out

their little ones
עֲוִילֵיהֶ֑ם (‘ă·wî·lê·hem)
Noun - masculine plural construct | third person masculine plural
Strong's 5759: A young boy

like a flock;
כַ֭צֹּאן (ḵaṣ·ṣōn)
Preposition-k, Article | Noun - common singular
Strong's 6629: Small cattle, sheep and goats, flock

their children
וְ֝יַלְדֵיהֶ֗ם (wə·yal·ḏê·hem)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - masculine plural construct | third person masculine plural
Strong's 3206: Something born, a lad, offspring

skip about,
יְרַקֵּדֽוּן׃ (yə·raq·qê·ḏūn)
Verb - Piel - Imperfect - third person masculine plural | Paragogic nun
Strong's 7540: To stamp, to spring about


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