Job 27:14
Good News Translation
They may have many sons, but all will be killed in war; their children never have enough to eat.

New Revised Standard Version
If their children are multiplied, it is for the sword; and their offspring have not enough to eat.

Contemporary English Version
They may have many children, but most of them will go hungry or suffer a violent death.

New American Bible
Though his children be many, the sword awaits them. His descendants shall want for bread.

Douay-Rheims Bible
If his sons be multiplied, they shall be for the sword, and his grandsons shall not be filled with bread.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

If his sons be multiplied, they shall be for the sword, and his grandsons shall not be filled with bread.


Job 21:11,12 Their little ones go out like a flock, and their children dance and play. . . .

Deuteronomy 28:32,41 May thy sons and thy daughters be given to another people, thy eyes looking on, and languishing at the sight of them all the day, and may there be no strength in thy hand. . . .

2 Kings 9:7,8 And thou shalt cut off the house of Achab, thy master, and I will revenge the blood of my servants, the prophets, and the blood of all the servants of the Lord, at the hand of Jezabel. . . .

2 Kings 10:6-10 And he wrote letters the second time to them, saying: If you be mine, and will obey me, take the heads of the sons of your master, and come to me to Jezrahel by tomorrow at this time. Now the king's sons, being seventy men, were brought up with the chief men of the city. . . .

Esther 5:11 And he declared to them the greatness of his riches, and the multitude of his children, and with how great glory the king had advanced him above all his princes and servants.

Esther 9:5-10 So the Jews made a great slaughter of their enemies, and killed them, repaying according to what they had prepared to do to them: . . .

Psalm 109:13 May his posterity be cut off; in one generation may his name be blotted out.

Hosea 9:13,14 Ephraim, as I saw, was a Tyre, founded in beauty: and Ephraim shall bring out his children to the murderer. . . .

Luke 23:29 For behold, the days shall come, wherein they will say: Blessed are the barren and the wombs that have not borne and the paps that have not given suck.

his offspring

1 Samuel 2:5 They that were full before, have hired out themselves for bread: and the hungry are filled, so that the barren hath borne many: and she that had many children is weakened.

The Wicked Man's Portion
13This is the portion of a wicked man with God, and the inheritance of the violent, which they shall receive of the Almighty. 14If his sons be multiplied, they shall be for the sword, and his grandsons shall not be filled with bread.15They that shall remain of him, shall be buried in death, and his widows shall not weep.…
Cross References
Job 4:11
The tiger hath perished for want of prey, and the young lions are scattered abroad.

Job 15:22
He believeth not that he may return from darkness to light, looking round about for the sword on every side.

Job 18:19
His seed shall not subsist, nor his offspring among his people, nor any remnants in his country.

Job 20:10
His children shall be oppressed with want, and his hands shall render to him his sorrow.

Job 27:13
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