Your beginnings will seem humble, so prosperous will your future be.
"Though your beginning was insignificant, Yet your end will increase greatly.
And though you started with little, you will end with much.
Even though you're not much right now, you'll end up better than ever.
And though your start was small, your end will be very great.
Though your beginning was small, your latter days will be very great.
Though your beginning was small, Yet your latter end would increase abundantly.
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|NET © Notes||
1 tn The reference to “your beginning” is a reference to Job’s former estate of wealth and peace. The reference to “latter end” is a reference to conditions still in the future. What Job had before will seem so small in comparison to what lies ahead.
2 tn The verb has the idea of “to grow”; here it must mean “to flourish; to grow considerably” or the like. The statement is not so much a prophecy; rather Bildad is saying that “if Job had recourse to God, then….” This will be fulfilled, of course, at the end of the book.