And in all the land were no women found so fair as the daughters of Job: and their father gave them inheritance among their brothers.
It is a long lane that has no turning. Job's captivity was turned at last. It is a true saying that godliness is profitable for the life that now is. Job's family was again built up. He had buried all his children, but God had repaired the breach.
I. THESE DAUGHTERS OF JOB WERE REMARKABLE FOR THEIR BEAUTY. Whether beauty is a good gift or not depends upon the use made of it. Beauty is a Divine talent, and may be gloriously used for God. The secret of beauty is the shining through of a consecrated spirit.
II. THEY WERE REMARKABLE FOR THEIR CHARACTER. This appears in their several names.
1. Jemima, or "Light of the morning." Let it stand for the influence of young womanhood at home. No one can estimate the influence of a gentle sister among a group of boisterous lads.
2. Kezia or Cassia, "Breath of the garden." Let her stand for the influence of young womanhood in social life.
3. Keren-happuch, or "All plenteousness." Let her stand for the influence of young womanhood in the Church of God.
III. THESE DAUGHTERS WERE REMARKABLE FOR THEIR INHERITANCE. "Their father gave them an inheritance among their brethren." This was a rare thing in those days. This inheritance means, to begin with, life at the Cross. All sons and daughters are equal here. What else? The joy of service. What else? Participation in the heavenly glory.
(D. J. Burrell, D. D.)
Parallel VersesKJV: And in all the land were no women found so fair as the daughters of Job: and their father gave them inheritance among their brethren.