You will know that your children will be many, and your descendants like the grass of the earth.
"You will know also that your descendants will be many, And your offspring as the grass of the earth.
Your children will be many; your descendants will be as plentiful as grass!
You'll see your children grow up, your family lovely and lissome as orchard grass.
You will be certain that your seed will be great, and your offspring like the plants of the earth.
You shall know that your descendants will be many, and your offspring like the grass of the earth.
You shall also know that your descendants shall be many, And your offspring like the grass of the earth.
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1 tn Heb “your seed.”
2 tn The word means “your shoots” and is parallel to “your seed” in the first colon. It refers here (as in Isa 34:1 and 42:5) to the produce of the earth. Some commentators suggest that Eliphaz seems to have forgotten or was insensitive to Job’s loss of his children; H. H. Rowley (Job [NCBC], 57) says his conventional theology is untouched by human feeling.