Job 21:8
New International Version
They see their children established around them, their offspring before their eyes.

New Living Translation
They live to see their children grow up and settle down, and they enjoy their grandchildren.

English Standard Version
Their offspring are established in their presence, and their descendants before their eyes.

Berean Study Bible
Their descendants are established around them, and their offspring before their eyes.

King James Bible
Their seed is established in their sight with them, and their offspring before their eyes.

New King James Version
Their descendants are established with them in their sight, And their offspring before their eyes.

New American Standard Bible
“Their descendants endure with them in their sight, And their offspring before their eyes,

NASB 1995
“Their descendants are established with them in their sight, And their offspring before their eyes,

NASB 1977
“Their descendants are established with them in their sight, And their offspring before their eyes,

Amplified Bible
“Their children and descendants are established with them in their sight, And their offspring before their eyes.

Christian Standard Bible
Their children are established while they are still alive, and their descendants, before their eyes.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Their children are established while they are still alive, and their descendants, before their eyes.

American Standard Version
Their seed is established with them in their sight, And their offspring before their eyes.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Their seed are established before them, and their children in their sight

Brenton Septuagint Translation
Their seed is according to their desire, and their children are in their sight.

Contemporary English Version
Why are they allowed to see their children grow up?

Douay-Rheims Bible
Their seed continueth before them, a multitude of kinsmen, and of children's children in their sight.

English Revised Version
Their seed is established with them in their sight, and their offspring before their eyes.

Good News Translation
They have children and grandchildren, and live to watch them all grow up.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
They see their children firmly established with them, and they get to see their descendants.

International Standard Version
Their children grow up while they're alive, and they live to see their grandchildren.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Their seed is established in their sight with them, And their offspring before their eyes.

Literal Standard Version
Their seed is established, Before their face with them, And their offspring before their eyes.

NET Bible
Their children are firmly established in their presence, their offspring before their eyes.

New Heart English Bible
Their child is established with them in their sight, their offspring before their eyes.

World English Bible
Their child is established with them in their sight, their offspring before their eyes.

Young's Literal Translation
Their seed is established, Before their face with them, And their offspring before their eyes.

Additional Translations ...
Context
Job: God will Punish the Wicked
7Why do the wicked live on, growing old and increasing in power? 8Their descendants are established around them, and their offspring before their eyes. 9Their homes are safe from fear; no rod of punishment from God is upon them.…

Cross References
Psalm 17:14
from such men, O LORD, by Your hand--from men of the world whose portion is in this life. May You fill the bellies of Your treasured ones and satisfy their sons, so they leave their abundance to their children.

Job 21:9
Their homes are safe from fear; no rod of punishment from God is upon them.


Treasury of Scripture

Their seed is established in their sight with them, and their offspring before their eyes.

Job 5:3,4
I have seen the foolish taking root: but suddenly I cursed his habitation…

Job 18:19
He shall neither have son nor nephew among his people, nor any remaining in his dwellings.

Job 20:10,28
His children shall seek to please the poor, and his hands shall restore their goods…









(8) Their seed is established in their sight.--Not only are they mighty in power themselves, but they leave their power to their children after them (comp. Psalm 17:14). This contradicts what Eliphaz had said (Job 15:34), what Bildad had said (Job 18:19), and what Zophar had said (Job 20:10).

Verse 8. - Their seed is established in their sight with them (comp. Psalm 17:14; and see below, Job 27:14). It could scarcely be doubted that the wicked had as many children as the righteous, and often established them in posts of honour and emolument. And their offspring before their eyes. A pleonastic repetition.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
Their descendants
זַרְעָ֤ם (zar·‘ām)
Noun - masculine singular construct | third person masculine plural
Strong's 2233: Seed, fruit, plant, sowing-time, posterity

are established
נָכ֣וֹן (nā·ḵō·wn)
Verb - Nifal - Participle - masculine singular
Strong's 3559: To be erect

around them,
עִמָּ֑ם (‘im·mām)
Preposition | third person masculine plural
Strong's 5973: With, equally with

and their offspring
וְ֝צֶאֱצָאֵיהֶ֗ם (wə·ṣe·’ĕ·ṣā·’ê·hem)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - masculine plural construct | third person masculine plural
Strong's 6631: Issue, offspring, produce

before their eyes.
לְעֵינֵיהֶֽם׃ (lə·‘ê·nê·hem)
Preposition-l | Noun - cdc | third person masculine plural
Strong's 5869: An eye, a fountain


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