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Job 14:21 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— His sons come to honor, and he knoweth it not; And they are brought low, but he perceiveth it not of them.
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— His sons come to honour, and he knoweth [it] not; and they are brought low, but he perceiveth [it] not of them.
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— “His sons achieve honor, but he does not know [it]; Or they become insignificant, but he does not perceive it.
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— His sons come to honor, and he knoweth [it] not; and they are brought low, but he perceiveth [it] not of them.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— His sons come to honour, and he knoweth it not; and they are brought low, and he perceiveth it not.
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— His sons, come to honour, and he knoweth it not, Or they are brought low, and he perceiveth it not of them.
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— Honoured are his sons, and he knoweth not; And they are little, and he attendeth not to them.
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— Whether his children come to honour or dishonour, he shall not understand.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— His sonnes come to honour, and he knoweth it not; and they are brought lowe, but he perceiueth it not of them.
Brenton Greek Septuagint (LXX, Restored Names)
— and though his children be multiplied, he knows [it] not; and if they be few, he is not aware.
Full Hebrew Names / Holy Name KJV (2008) [2] [3]
— His sons come to honour, and he knoweth [it] not; and they are brought low, but he perceiveth [it] not of them.

Strong's Numbers & Hebrew NamesHebrew Old TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
His sons 1121
{1121} Prime
בֵּן
ben
{bane}
From H1129; a son (as a builder of the family name), in the widest sense (of literal and figurative relationship, including grandson, subject, nation, quality or condition, etc., (like H0001, H0251, etc.).
come to honour, 3513
{3513} Prime
כָּבַד
kabad
{kaw-bad'}
A primitive root; to be heavy, that is, in a bad sense (burdensome, severe, dull) or in a good sense (numerous, rich, honorable); causatively to make weighty (in the same two senses).
z8799
<8799> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Imperfect (See H8811)
Count - 19885
and he knoweth 3045
{3045} Prime
ידע
yada`
{yaw-dah'}
A primitive root; to know (properly to ascertain by seeing); used in a great variety of senses, figuratively, literally, euphemistically and inferentially (including observation, care, recognition; and causatively instruction, designation, punishment, etc.).
z8799
<8799> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Imperfect (See H8811)
Count - 19885
[it] not; x3808
(3808) Complement
לֹא
lo'
{lo}
lo; a primitive particle; not (the simple or abstract negation); by implication no; often used with other particles.
and they are brought low, 6819
{6819} Prime
צָעַר
tsa`ar
{tsaw-ar'}
A primitive root; to be small, that is, (figuratively) ignoble.
z8799
<8799> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Imperfect (See H8811)
Count - 19885
but he perceiveth 995
{0995} Prime
בִּין
biyn
{bene}
A primitive root; to separate mentally (or distinguish), that is, (generally) understand.
z8799
<8799> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Imperfect (See H8811)
Count - 19885
[it] not x3808
(3808) Complement
לֹא
lo'
{lo}
lo; a primitive particle; not (the simple or abstract negation); by implication no; often used with other particles.
of them. x3926
(3926) Complement
לְמוֹ
l@mow
{lem-o'}
A prolonged and separable form of the prefixed preposition; to or for.
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

Job 14:21

_ _ One striking trait is selected from the sad picture of the severance of the dead from all that passes in the world (Ecclesiastes 9:5), namely, the utter separation of parents and children.

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on Job 14:16-22.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

Job 14:21

Knoweth not — Either is ignorant of all such events: or, is not concerned or affected with them. A dead or dying man minds not these things.

Geneva Bible Translation Notes

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he knoweth it not:

1 Samuel 4:20 And about the time of her death the women that stood by her said unto her, Fear not; for thou hast born a son. But she answered not, neither did she regard [it].
Psalms 39:6 Surely every man walketh in a vain shew: surely they are disquieted in vain: he heapeth up [riches], and knoweth not who shall gather them.
Ecclesiastes 2:18-19 Yea, I hated all my labour which I had taken under the sun: because I should leave it unto the man that shall be after me. ... And who knoweth whether he shall be a wise [man] or a fool? yet shall he have rule over all my labour wherein I have laboured, and wherein I have shewed myself wise under the sun. This [is] also vanity.
Ecclesiastes 9:5 For the living know that they shall die: but the dead know not any thing, neither have they any more a reward; for the memory of them is forgotten.
Isaiah 39:7-8 And of thy sons that shall issue from thee, which thou shalt beget, shall they take away; and they shall be eunuchs in the palace of the king of Babylon. ... Then said Hezekiah to Isaiah, Good [is] the word of the LORD which thou hast spoken. He said moreover, For there shall be peace and truth in my days.
Isaiah 63:16 Doubtless thou [art] our father, though Abraham be ignorant of us, and Israel acknowledge us not: thou, O LORD, [art] our father, our redeemer; thy name [is] from everlasting.
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