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Job 8:7 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— And though thy beginning was small, Yet thy latter end would greatly increase.
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— Though thy beginning was small, yet thy latter end should greatly increase.
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— “Though your beginning was insignificant, Yet your end will increase greatly.
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— Though thy beginning was small, yet thy latter end would greatly increase.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— And though thy beginning was small, yet thine end shall be very great.
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— So shall thy beginning appear small,—when, thy latter end, he shall greatly increase!
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— And thy beginning hath been small, And thy latter end is very great.
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— In so much, that if thy former things were small thy latter things would be multiplied exceedingly.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— Though thy beginning was small, yet thy latter end should greatly increase.
Brenton Greek Septuagint (LXX, Restored Names)
— Though then thy beginning should be small, yet thy end should be unspeakably great.
Full Hebrew Names / Holy Name KJV (2008) [2] [3]
— Though thy beginning was small, yet thy latter end should greatly increase.

Strong's Numbers & Hebrew NamesHebrew Old TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
Though thy beginning 7225
{7225} Prime
From the same as H7218; the first, in place, time, order or rank (specifically a firstfruit).
was x1961
(1961) Complement
A primitive root (compare H1933); to exist, that is, be or become, come to pass (always emphatic, and not a mere copula or auxiliary).
small, 4705
{4705} Prime
From H6819; petty (in size or number); adverbially a short (time).
yet thy latter end 319
{0319} Prime
From H0310; the last or end, hence the future; also posterity.
should greatly 3966
{3966} Prime
From the same as H0181; properly vehemence, that is, (with or without preposition) vehemently; by implication wholly, speedily, etc. (often with other words as an intensive or superlative; especially when repeated).
increase. 7685
{7685} Prime
A primitive root; to enlarge (especially upward, also figuratively).
<8799> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Imperfect (See H8811)
Count - 19885
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

Job 8:7

_ _ thy beginning — the beginning of thy new happiness after restoration.

_ _ latter end — (Job 42:12; Proverbs 23:18).

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on Job 8:1-7.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

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Geneva Bible Translation Notes

Job 8:7

Though thy beginning (d) was small, yet thy latter end should greatly increase.

(d) Though the beginning is not as pleasant as you would like, yet in the end you will have sufficient opportunity to please yourself.

Cross-Reference Topical ResearchStrong's Concordance
thy beginning:

Job 42:12-13 So the LORD blessed the latter end of Job more than his beginning: for he had fourteen thousand sheep, and six thousand camels, and a thousand yoke of oxen, and a thousand she asses. ... He had also seven sons and three daughters.
Proverbs 4:18 But the path of the just [is] as the shining light, that shineth more and more unto the perfect day.
Zechariah 4:10 For who hath despised the day of small things? for they shall rejoice, and shall see the plummet in the hand of Zerubbabel [with] those seven; they [are] the eyes of the LORD, which run to and fro through the whole earth.
Matthew 13:12 For whosoever hath, to him shall be given, and he shall have more abundance: but whosoever hath not, from him shall be taken away even that he hath.
Matthew 13:31-32 Another parable put he forth unto them, saying, The kingdom of heaven is like to a grain of mustard seed, which a man took, and sowed in his field: ... Which indeed is the least of all seeds: but when it is grown, it is the greatest among herbs, and becometh a tree, so that the birds of the air come and lodge in the branches thereof.

thy latter:

Deuteronomy 8:16 Who fed thee in the wilderness with manna, which thy fathers knew not, that he might humble thee, and that he might prove thee, to do thee good at thy latter end;
Proverbs 19:20 Hear counsel, and receive instruction, that thou mayest be wise in thy latter end.
Zechariah 14:7 But it shall be one day which shall be known to the LORD, not day, nor night: but it shall come to pass, [that] at evening time it shall be light.
2 Peter 2:20 For if after they have escaped the pollutions of the world through the knowledge of the Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ, they are again entangled therein, and overcome, the latter end is worse with them than the beginning.
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Dt 8:16. Jb 42:12. Pv 4:18; 19:20. Zc 4:10; 14:7. Mt 13:12, 31. 2P 2:20.

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This was a proverb of the new testament church.written over 1000 years BC.The church started small in the time of JESUS but look how big is it today.

- Attie (11/5/2012 1:50:31 PM)
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