Job 3:14
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New International Version
with kings and rulers of the earth, who built for themselves places now lying in ruins,

New Living Translation
I would rest with the world's kings and prime ministers, whose great buildings now lie in ruins.

English Standard Version
with kings and counselors of the earth who rebuilt ruins for themselves,

New American Standard Bible
With kings and with counselors of the earth, Who rebuilt ruins for themselves;

King James Bible
With kings and counsellers of the earth, which built desolate places for themselves;

Holman Christian Standard Bible
with the kings and counselors of the earth, who rebuilt ruined cities for themselves,

International Standard Version
along with kings and counselors of the earth, who used to build for themselves what are now only ruins,

NET Bible
with kings and counselors of the earth who built for themselves places now desolate,

GOD'S WORD® Translation
I would be with the kings and the counselors of the world who built for themselves [what are now] ruins.

JPS Tanakh 1917
With kings and counsellors of the earth, Who built up waste places for themselves;

New American Standard 1977
With kings and with counselors of the earth,
            Who rebuilt ruins for themselves;

Jubilee Bible 2000
with the kings and the counsellors of the earth, who built desolate places for themselves;

King James 2000 Bible
With kings and counselors of the earth, who built desolate places for themselves;

American King James Version
With kings and counsellors of the earth, which build desolate places for themselves;

American Standard Version
With kings and counsellors of the earth, Who built up waste places for themselves;

Douay-Rheims Bible
With kings and consuls of the earth, who build themselves solitudes:

Darby Bible Translation
With kings and counsellors of the earth, who build desolate places for themselves,

English Revised Version
With kings and counsellors of the earth, which built up waste places for themselves;

Webster's Bible Translation
With kings and counselors of the earth, who built desolate places for themselves;

World English Bible
with kings and counselors of the earth, who built up waste places for themselves;

Young's Literal Translation
With kings and counsellors of earth, These building wastes for themselves.
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
3:11-19 Job complained of those present at his birth, for their tender attention to him. No creature comes into the world so helpless as man. God's power and providence upheld our frail lives, and his pity and patience spared our forfeited lives. Natural affection is put into parents' hearts by God. To desire to die that we may be with Christ, that we may be free from sin, is the effect and evidence of grace; but to desire to die, only that we may be delivered from the troubles of this life, savours of corruption. It is our wisdom and duty to make the best of that which is, be it living or dying; and so to live to the Lord, and die to the Lord, as in both to be his, Ro 14:8. Observe how Job describes the repose of the grave; There the wicked cease from troubling. When persecutors die, they can no longer persecute. There the weary are at rest: in the grave they rest from all their labours. And a rest from sin, temptation, conflict, sorrows, and labours, remains in the presence and enjoyment of God. There believers rest in Jesus, nay, as far as we trust in the Lord Jesus and obey him, we here find rest to our souls, though in the world we have tribulation.
Study Bible
Job Laments his Birth
13"For now I would have lain down and been quiet; I would have slept then, I would have been at rest, 14With kings and with counselors of the earth, Who rebuilt ruins for themselves; 15Or with princes who had gold, Who were filling their houses with silver.…
Cross References
Job 12:17
"He makes counselors walk barefoot And makes fools of judges.

Job 12:18
"He loosens the bond of kings And binds their loins with a girdle.

Job 15:28
"He has lived in desolate cities, In houses no one would inhabit, Which are destined to become ruins.

Isaiah 58:12
"Those from among you will rebuild the ancient ruins; You will raise up the age-old foundations; And you will be called the repairer of the breach, The restorer of the streets in which to dwell.
Treasury of Scripture

With kings and counsellors of the earth, which build desolate places for themselves;

kings.

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1 Kings 2:10 So David slept with his fathers, and was buried in the city of David.

1 Kings 11:43 And Solomon slept with his fathers, and was buried in the city of …

Psalm 49:6-10,14 They that trust in their wealth, and boast themselves in the multitude …

Psalm 89:48 What man is he that lives, and shall not see death? shall he deliver …

Ecclesiastes 8:8 There is no man that has power over the spirit to retain the spirit; …

Isaiah 14:10-16 All they shall speak and say to you, Are you also become weak as …

Ezekiel 27:18-32 Damascus was your merchant in the multitude of the wares of your …

which built. Who erect splendid mausoleums, funeral monuments, etc. to keep their names from perishing, while their bodies are turned to corruption.

Job 15:28 And he dwells in desolate cities, and in houses which no man inhabits, …

Isaiah 5:8 Woe to them that join house to house, that lay field to field, till …

Ezekiel 26:20 When I shall bring you down with them that descend into the pit, …

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