Job 3:16
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New International Version
Or why was I not hidden away in the ground like a stillborn child, like an infant who never saw the light of day?

New Living Translation
Why wasn't I buried like a stillborn child, like a baby who never lives to see the light?

English Standard Version
Or why was I not as a hidden stillborn child, as infants who never see the light?

New American Standard Bible
"Or like a miscarriage which is discarded, I would not be, As infants that never saw light.

King James Bible
Or as an hidden untimely birth I had not been; as infants which never saw light.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Or why was I not hidden like a miscarried child, like infants who never see daylight?

International Standard Version
"Or why was I not buried like a stillborn child, like babies who never saw the light?

NET Bible
Or why was I not buried like a stillborn infant, like infants who have never seen the light?

New Heart English Bible
or as a hidden untimely birth I had not been, as infants who never saw light.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
I would be buried like a stillborn baby. I would not exist. I would be like infants who never saw the light.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Or as a hidden untimely birth I had not been; As infants that never saw light.

New American Standard 1977
“Or like a miscarriage which is discarded, I would not be,
            As infants that never saw light.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Or, why was I not hidden as an untimely birth, as infants who never saw light?

King James 2000 Bible
Or as a hidden untimely birth, I had not been; as infants who never saw light.

American King James Version
Or as an hidden untimely birth I had not been; as infants which never saw light.

American Standard Version
Or as a hidden untimely birth I had not been, As infants that never saw light.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Or as a hidden untimely birth I should not be, or as they that being conceived have not seen the light.

Darby Bible Translation
Or as a hidden untimely birth I had not been; as infants that have not seen the light.

English Revised Version
Or as an hidden untimely birth I had not been; as infants which never saw light.

Webster's Bible Translation
Or as a hidden untimely birth I had not been; as infants which never saw light.

World English Bible
or as a hidden untimely birth I had not been, as infants who never saw light.

Young's Literal Translation
(Or as a hidden abortion I am not, As infants -- they have not seen light.)
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
15Or with princes who had gold, Who were filling their houses with silver. 16"Or like a miscarriage which is discarded, I would not be, As infants that never saw light. 17"There the wicked cease from raging, And there the weary are at rest.…
Cross References
Job 3:15
Or with princes who had gold, Who were filling their houses with silver.

Job 3:17
"There the wicked cease from raging, And there the weary are at rest.

Psalm 58:8
Let them be as a snail which melts away as it goes along, Like the miscarriages of a woman which never see the sun.

Ecclesiastes 6:3
If a man fathers a hundred children and lives many years, however many they be, but his soul is not satisfied with good things and he does not even have a proper burial, then I say, "Better the miscarriage than he,
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Or as an hidden untimely birth I had not been; as infants which never saw light.

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Psalm 58:8 As a snail which melts, let every one of them pass away: like the …

1 Corinthians 15:8 And last of all he was seen of me also, as of one born out of due time.

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