|New International Version (© 2011)|
to those who long for death that does not come, who search for it more than for hidden treasure,
King James Bible
Which long for death, but it cometh not; and dig for it more than for hid treasures;
American Standard Version
Who long for death, but it cometh not, And dig for it more than for hid treasures;
Young's Literal Translation
Who are waiting for death, and it is not, And they seek it above hid treasures.
Job 3:21 Additional TranslationsClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Which long for death - They look to it as the end of all their miseries; and long more for a separation from life, than those who love gold do for a rich mine.
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long. Heb. wait.
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1 Kings 19:4 But he himself went a day's journey into the wilderness, and came and sat down under a juniper tree...
Jonah 4:3,8 Therefore now, O LORD, take, I beseech you, my life from me; for it is better for me to die than to live...
Revelation 9:6 And in those days shall men seek death, and shall not find it; and shall desire to die, and death shall flee from them.
Proverbs 2:4 If you seek her as silver, and search for her as for hid treasures;
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Revelation 9:6 During those days people will seek death but will not find it; they will long to die, but death will elude them.
Job 3:22 who are filled with gladness and rejoice when they reach the grave?
Proverbs 2:4 and if you look for it as for silver and search for it as for hidden treasure,
Jeremiah 8:3 Wherever I banish them, all the survivors of this evil nation will prefer death to life, declares the LORD Almighty.'