Job 3:17
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English Standard Version
There the wicked cease from troubling, and there the weary are at rest.

King James Bible
There the wicked cease from troubling; and there the weary be at rest.

American Standard Version
There the wicked cease from troubling; And there the weary are at rest.

Douay-Rheims Bible
There the wicked cease from tumult, and there the wearied in strength are at rest.

English Revised Version
There the wicked cease from troubling; and there the weary be at rest.

Webster's Bible Translation
There the wicked cease from troubling; and there the weary are at rest.

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Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

10 Because it did not close the doors of my mother's womb,

Nor hid sorrow from my eyes.

11 Why did I not die from the womb,

Come forth from the womb and expire?

12 Why have the knees welcomed me?

And why the breasts, that I should suck?

The whole strophe contains strong reason for his cursing the night of his conception or birth. It should rather have closed (i.e., make the womb barren, to be explained according to 1 Samuel 1:5; Genesis 16:2) the doors of his womb (i.e., the womb that conceived concepit him), and so have withdrawn the sorrow he now experiences from his unborn eyes (on the extended force of the negative, vid., Ges. 152, 3). Then why, i.e., to what purpose worth the labour, is he then conceived and born? The four questions, Job 3:11., form a climax: he follows the course of his life from its commencement in embryo (מרהם, to be explained according to Jeremiah 20:17, and Job 10:18, where, however, it is מן local, not as here, temporal) to the birth, and from the joy of his father who took the new-born child upon his knees (comp. Genesis 50:23) to the first development of the infant, and he curses this growing life in its four phases (Arnh., Schlottm.). Observe the consecutio temp. The fut. אמוּת has the signification moriebar, because taken from the thought of the first period of his conception and birth; so also ואגוע, governed by the preceding perf., the signification et exspirabam (Ges. 127, 4, c). Just so אינק, but modal, ut sugerem ea.

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the wicked.

Job 14:13 O that you would hide me in the grave, that you would keep me secret, until your wrath be past, that you would appoint me a set time...

Psalm 55:5-8 Fearfulness and trembling are come on me, and horror has overwhelmed me...

Matthew 10:28 And fear not them which kill the body, but are not able to kill the soul...

Luke 12:4 And I say to you my friends, Be not afraid of them that kill the body, and after that have no more that they can do.

2 Thessalonians 1:6,7 Seeing it is a righteous thing with God to recompense tribulation to them that trouble you...

2 Peter 2:8 (For that righteous man dwelling among them, in seeing and hearing...

the weary. Heb. the wearied in strength. at rest.

Isaiah 57:1,2 The righteous perishes, and no man lays it to heart: and merciful men are taken away...

Hebrews 4:9,11 There remains therefore a rest to the people of God...

Revelation 14:13 And I heard a voice from heaven saying to me, Write, Blessed are the dead which die in the Lord from now on: Yes, said the Spirit...

Cross References
1 Samuel 28:19
Moreover, the LORD will give Israel also with you into the hand of the Philistines, and tomorrow you and your sons shall be with me. The LORD will give the army of Israel also into the hand of the Philistines."

Job 3:16
Or why was I not as a hidden stillborn child, as infants who never see the light?

Job 3:18
There the prisoners are at ease together; they hear not the voice of the taskmaster.

Job 17:16
Will it go down to the bars of Sheol? Shall we descend together into the dust?"

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