However many his children, their fate is the sword; his offspring will never have enough to eat.
"Though his sons are many, they are destined for the sword; And his descendants will not be satisfied with bread.
If they have a multitude of children, their children will die in war or starve to death.
Their children--all of them--will die violent deaths; they'll never have enough bread to put on the table.
If his children are increased, it is for the sword; and his offspring have not enough bread.
If their children are multiplied, it is for the sword; and their offspring have not enough to eat.
If his children are multiplied, it is for the sword; And his offspring shall not be satisfied with bread.
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1 tn R. Gordis (Job, 294) identifies this as a breviloquence. Compare Ps 92:8 where the last two words also constitute the apodosis.
2 tn Heb “will not be satisfied with bread/food.”