Job 10:18
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New International Version
"Why then did you bring me out of the womb? I wish I had died before any eye saw me.

New Living Translation
"'Why, then, did you deliver me from my mother's womb? Why didn't you let me die at birth?

English Standard Version
“Why did you bring me out from the womb? Would that I had died before any eye had seen me

New American Standard Bible
'Why then have You brought me out of the womb? Would that I had died and no eye had seen me!

King James Bible
Wherefore then hast thou brought me forth out of the womb? Oh that I had given up the ghost, and no eye had seen me!

Holman Christian Standard Bible
"Why did You bring me out of the womb? I should have died and never been seen.

International Standard Version
So why did you bring me out from the womb? I wish I had died, before anyone had seen me,

NET Bible
"Why then did you bring me out from the womb? I should have died and no eye would have seen me!

New Heart English Bible
"'Why, then, have you brought me forth out of the womb? I wish I had given up the spirit, and no eye had seen me.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
" 'Why did you take me out of the womb? I wish I had breathed my last breath before anyone had laid eyes on me.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Wherefore then hast Thou brought me forth out of the womb? Would that I had perished, and no eye had seen me!

New American Standard 1977
‘Why then hast Thou brought me out of the womb?
            Would that I had died and no eye had seen me!

Jubilee Bible 2000
Why then hast thou brought me forth out of the womb? Oh that I had given up the spirit and no eye had seen me!

King James 2000 Bible
Why then have you brought me forth out of the womb? Oh that I had died, and no eye had seen me!

American King James Version
Why then have you brought me forth out of the womb? Oh that I had given up the ghost, and no eye had seen me!

American Standard Version
Wherefore then hast thou brought me forth out of the womb? I had given up the ghost, and no eye had seen me.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Why didst thou bring me forth out of the womb: O that I had been consumed that eye might not see me!

Darby Bible Translation
And wherefore didst thou bring me forth out of the womb? I had expired, and no eye had seen me.

English Revised Version
Wherefore then hast thou brought me forth out of the womb? I had given up the ghost, and no eye had seen me.

Webster's Bible Translation
Why then hast thou brought me forth from the womb? O that I had expired, and no eye had seen me!

World English Bible
"'Why, then, have you brought me forth out of the womb? I wish I had given up the spirit, and no eye had seen me.

Young's Literal Translation
And why from the womb Hast Thou brought me forth? I expire, and the eye doth not see me.
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
10:14-22 Job did not deny that as a sinner he deserved his sufferings; but he thought that justice was executed upon him with peculiar rigour. His gloom, unbelief, and hard thoughts of God, were as much to be ascribed to Satan's inward temptations, and his anguish of soul, under the sense of God's displeasure, as to his outward trials, and remaining depravity. Our Creator, become in Christ our Redeemer also, will not destroy the work of his hands in any humble believer; but will renew him unto holiness, that he may enjoy eternal life. If anguish on earth renders the grave a desirable refuge, what will be their condition who are condemned to the blackness of darkness for ever? Let every sinner seek deliverance from that dreadful state, and every believer be thankful to Jesus, who delivereth from the wrath to come.
Study Bible
Job's Plea to God
17'You renew Your witnesses against me And increase Your anger toward me; Hardship after hardship is with me. 18Why then have You brought me out of the womb? Would that I had died and no eye had seen me! 19'I should have been as though I had not been, Carried from womb to tomb.'…
Cross References
Job 3:11
"Why did I not die at birth, Come forth from the womb and expire?

Job 10:19
'I should have been as though I had not been, Carried from womb to tomb.'

Job 23:17
But I am not silenced by the darkness, Nor deep gloom which covers me.

Psalm 71:6
By You I have been sustained from my birth; You are He who took me from my mother's womb; My praise is continually of You.

Jeremiah 20:17
Because he did not kill me before birth, So that my mother would have been my grave, And her womb ever pregnant.
Treasury of Scripture

Why then have you brought me forth out of the womb? Oh that I had given up the ghost, and no eye had seen me!

hast thou

Job 3:10,11 Because it shut not up the doors of my mother's womb, nor hid sorrow …

Jeremiah 15:10 Woe is me, my mother, that you have borne me a man of strife and …

Jeremiah 20:14-18 Cursed be the day wherein I was born: let not the day wherein my …

Matthew 26:24 The Son of man goes as it is written of him…

given up

Job 11:20 But the eyes of the wicked shall fail, and they shall not escape, …

Job 14:10 But man dies, and wastes away: yes, man gives up the ghost, and where is he?

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