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If I had died then, I would be at rest now,
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For now I should have been asleep and still, and should have rest in my sleep:
then had I been at rest.
Ecclesiastes 6:3-5 If a man beget a hundred children, and live many years, and attain to a great age, and his soul make no use of the goods of his substance, and he be without burial: of this man I pronounce, that the untimely born is better than he. . . .
Ecclesiastes 9:10 Whatsoever thy hand is able to do, do it earnestly: for neither work, nor reason, nor wisdom, nor knowledge shall be in hell, whither thou art hastening.
ContextJob Laments His Birth
…12Why received upon the knees? why suckled at the breasts? 13For now I should have been asleep and still, and should have rest in my sleep:14With kings and consuls of the earth, who build themselves solitudes:…
Why received upon the knees? why suckled at the breasts?
Nor shall the sight of man behold me: thy eyes are upon me, and I shall be no more.
Why dost thou not remove my sin, and why dost thou not take away my iniquity? Behold now I shall sleep in the dust: and if thou seek me in the morning, I shall not be.
Before I go and return no more, to a land that is dark and covered with the mist of death:
A land of misery and darkness, where the shadow of death, and no order, but everlasting horror dwelleth.
But man when he shall be dead, and stripped and consumed, I pray you where is he?
So man when he is fallen asleep shall not rise again; till the heavens be broken, he shall not awake, nor rise up out of his sleep.
Thou hast strengthened him for a little while, that he may pass away for ever: thou shalt change his face, and shalt send him away.
For behold short years pass away, and I am walking in a path by which I shall not return.
If I wait hell is my house, and I have made my bed in darkness.
For I know that my Redeemer liveth, and in the last day I shall rise out of the earth.
They spend their days in wealth, and in a moment they go down to hell.
One man dieth strong, and hale, rich and happy.
And yet they shall sleep together in the dust, and worms shall cover them.
Let him pass from the snow waters to excessive heat, and his sin even to hell.
Let mercy forget him: may worms be his sweetness: let him be remembered no more, but be broken in pieces as an unfruitful tree.
Behold the giants groan under the waters, and they that dwell with them.
Hell is naked before him, and there is no covering for destruction.
There is no darkness, and there is no shadow of death, where they may be hid who work iniquity.
And they shall not sleep with the brave, and with them that fell uncircumcised, that went down to hell with their weapons, and laid their swords under their heads, and their iniquities were in their bones, because they were the terror of the mighty in the land of the living.
Additional TranslationsFor now I would be lying down in peace; I would be asleep and at restFor now should I have lain still and been quiet, I should have slept: then had I been at rest,
For now should I have lain down and been quiet; I should have slept; then had I been at rest,
Now I should have lain down and been quiet, I should have slept and been at rest,
For now should I have lain down and been quiet; I should have slept: then had I been at rest,
For now should I have lain down and been quiet; I should have slept; then had I been at rest:
For now should I have lain still and been quiet, I should have slept: then had I been at rest,
For now should I have lain down and been quiet. I should have slept, then I would have been at rest,
For now, I have lain down, and am quiet, I have slept -- then there is rest to me,
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