New American Standard Bible
"Though his sons are many, they are destined for the sword; And his descendants will not be satisfied with bread.
King James Bible
If his children be multiplied, it is for the sword: and his offspring shall not be satisfied with bread.
Darby Bible Translation
If his children be multiplied, it is for the sword, and his offspring shall not be satisfied with bread;
World English Bible
If his children are multiplied, it is for the sword. His offspring shall not be satisfied with bread.
Young's Literal Translation
If his sons multiply -- for them is a sword. And his offspring are not satisfied with bread.
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
If his children be multiplied, it is for the sword - That is, they shall be slain in war. The first calamities which it is here said would come upon a man, relate to his family Job 27:14-18; the next are those that would come upon himself, Job 27:19-23. All the sentiments here expressed are found in the various speeches of the friends of Job, and, according to the interpretation suggested above, this is designed to represent their sentiments. They maintained that if a wicked man was blessed with a numerous family, and seemed to be prosperous, it was only that the punishment might come the more heavily upon him, for that they certainly would be cut off; see Job 18:19-20; Job 20:10.
And his offspring shall not be satisfied with bread - This sentiment was advanced by Zophar, Job 20:10; see the notes at that verse.
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The Sinner Arraigned and Convicted.
"The lion perishes for lack of prey, And the whelps of the lioness are scattered.
"He does not believe that he will return from darkness, And he is destined for the sword.
"He has no offspring or posterity among his people, Nor any survivor where he sojourned.
"His sons favor the poor, And his hands give back his wealth.
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