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

King James Bible
There the prisoners rest together; they hear not the voice of the oppressor.

American Standard Version
There the prisoners are at ease together; They hear not the voice of the taskmaster.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And they sometime bound together without disquiet, have not heard the voice of the oppressor.

English Revised Version
There the prisoners are at ease together; they hear not the voice of the taskmaster.

Webster's Bible Translation
There the prisoners rest together; they hear not the voice of the oppressor.

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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to 1 Samuel 1:5; Genesis 16:2) the doors of his womb (i.e., the womb that conceived concepit him), and so have withdrawn the sorrow he now experiences from his unborn eyes (on the extended force of the negative, vid., Ges. 152, 3).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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Job 39:7 He scorns the multitude of the city, neither regards he the crying of the driver.

Exodus 5:6-8,15-19 And Pharaoh commanded the same day the taskmasters of the people, and their officers, saying...

Judges 4:3 And the children of Israel cried to the LORD: for he had nine hundred chariots of iron...

Isaiah 14:3,4 And it shall come to pass in the day that the LORD shall give you rest from your sorrow, and from your fear...

Cross References
Job 3:17
There the wicked cease from troubling, and there the weary are at rest.

Job 3:19
The small and the great are there, and the slave is free from his master.

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