Job 27:14
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New International Version
However many his children, their fate is the sword; his offspring will never have enough to eat.

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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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

If his children be multiplied - As numerous families were supposed to be a proof of the benediction of the Almighty, Job shows that this is not always the case; for the offspring of the wicked shall be partly cut off by violent deaths, and partly reduced to great poverty.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge


Job 21:11,12 They send forth their little ones like a flock, and their children dance...

Deuteronomy 28:32,41 Your sons and your daughters shall be given to another people, and your eyes shall look...

2 Kings 9:7,8 And you shall smite the house of Ahab your master, that I may avenge the blood of my servants the prophets...

2 Kings 10:6-10 Then he wrote a letter the second time to them, saying, If you be mine, and if you will listen to my voice...

Esther 5:11 And Haman told them of the glory of his riches, and the multitude of his children, and all the things wherein the king had promoted him...

Esther 9:5-10 Thus the Jews smote all their enemies with the stroke of the sword, and slaughter, and destruction...

Psalm 109:13 Let his posterity be cut off; and in the generation following let their name be blotted out.

Hosea 9:13,14 Ephraim, as I saw Tyrus, is planted in a pleasant place: but Ephraim shall bring forth his children to the murderer...

Luke 23:29 For, behold, the days are coming, in the which they shall say, Blessed are the barren, and the wombs that never bore...

his offspring

1 Samuel 2:5 They that were full have hired out themselves for bread; and they that were hungry ceased: so that the barren has born seven...

The Touchstone of Godly Sincerity
Who, then, is this "wicked man," thus portrayed before us? And what are the first symptoms of his depravity? We ask not the question idly, but in order that we take heed against the uprise of such an evil in ourselves. "Beneath the saintly veil the votary of sin May lurk unseen; and to that eye alone Which penetrates the heart, may stand revealed." The hypocrite is very often an exceedingly neat imitation of the Christian. To the common observer he is so good a counterfeit that he entirely escapes
Charles Haddon Spurgeon—Spurgeon's Sermons Volume 17: 1871

Wesley in St. Albans Abbey
Monday, July 30.--l preached at Bingham, ten miles from Nottingham. I really admired the exquisite stupidity of the people. They gaped and stared while I was speaking of death and judgment, as if they had never heard of such things before. And they were not helped by two surly, ill-mannered clergymen, who seemed to be just as wise as themselves. The congregation at Houghton in the evening was more noble, behaving with the utmost decency. Tuesday, 31.--At nine I preached in the market place at Loughborough,
John Wesley—The Journal of John Wesley

Cross References
Job 4:11
The lion perishes for lack of prey, and the cubs of the lioness are scattered.

Job 15:22
He despairs of escaping the realm of darkness; he is marked for the sword.

Job 18:19
He has no offspring or descendants among his people, no survivor where once he lived.

Job 20:10
His children must make amends to the poor; his own hands must give back his wealth.

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