Job 3:22
Parallel Verses
English Standard Version
who rejoice exceedingly and are glad when they find the grave?

King James Bible
Which rejoice exceedingly, and are glad, when they can find the grave?

American Standard Version
Who rejoice exceedingly, And are glad, when they can find the grave?

Douay-Rheims Bible
And they rejoice exceedingly when they have found the grave.

English Revised Version
Which rejoice exceedingly, and are glad, when they can find the grave?

Webster's Bible Translation
Who rejoice exceedingly, and are glad, when they can find the grave?

Job 3:22 Parallel
Commentary
Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

13 So should I now have lain and had quiet,

I should have slept, then it would have been well with me,

14 With kings and councillors of the earth,

Who built ruins for themselves,

15 Or with princes possessing gold,

Who filled their houses with silver:

16 Or like a hidden untimely birth I had not been,

And as children that have never seen the light.

The perf. and interchanging fut. have the signification of oriental imperfecta conjunctivi, according to Ges. 126, 5; עתּה כּי is the usual expression after hypothetical clauses, and takes the perf. if the preceding clause specifies a condition which has not occurred in the past (Genesis 31:42; Genesis 43:10; Numbers 22:29, Numbers 22:33; 1 Samuel 14:30), the fut. if a condition is not existing in the present (Job 6:3; Job 8:6; Job 13:19). It is not to be translated: for then; כי rather commences the clause following: so I should now, indeed then I should. Ruins, הרבות, are uninhabited desolate buildings, elsewhere such as have become, here such as are from the first intended to remain, uninhabited and desolate, consequently sepulchres, mausoleums; probably, since the book has Egyptian allusions, in other passages also, a play upon the pyramids, in whose name (III-XPAM, according to Coptic glossaries) III is the Egyptian article (vid., Bunsen, Aeg. ii. 361); Arab. without the art. hirâm or ahrâm (vid., Abdollatf, ed. de Sacy, p. 293, s.).

(Note: We think that חרבות sounds rather like חרמות, the name of the pyramids, as the Arabic haram (instead of hharam), derived from XPAM, recalls harmân (e.g., beith harmân, a house in ruins), the synonym of hhardân (חרבאן).)

Also Renan: Qui se btissent des mausoles. Bttch. de inferis, 298 (who, however, prefers to read רחבות, wide streets), rightly directs attention to the difference between החרבות בנה (to rebuild the ruins) and לו בנה ח (to build ruins for one's self). With או like things are then ranged after one another. Builders of the pyramids, millionaires, abortions (vid., Ecclesiastes 6:3), and the still-born: all these are removed from the sufferings of this life in their quiet of the grave, be their grave a "ruin" gazed upon by their descendants, or a hole dug out in the earth, and again filled in as it was before.

Job 3:22 Parallel Commentaries

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Job 3:21 Who long for death, but there is none, And dig for it more than for hidden treasures,

Job 3:23 "Why is light given to a man whose way is hidden, And whom God has hedged in?

Cross References
Job 3:21
who long for death, but it comes not, and dig for it more than for hidden treasures,

Job 3:23
Why is light given to a man whose way is hidden, whom God has hedged in?

Job 21:33
The clods of the valley are sweet to him; all mankind follows after him, and those who go before him are innumerable.

Jeremiah 8:3
Death shall be preferred to life by all the remnant that remains of this evil family in all the places where I have driven them, declares the LORD of hosts.

Jump to Previous
Delight Exceedingly Exult Exultation Exultingly Filled Find Full Glad Gladness Grave Great Greatly Joy Last Reach Rejoice Resting-Place
Jump to Next
Delight Exceedingly Exult Exultation Exultingly Filled Find Full Glad Gladness Grave Great Greatly Joy Last Reach Rejoice Resting-Place
Links
Job 3:22 NIV
Job 3:22 NLT
Job 3:22 ESV
Job 3:22 NASB
Job 3:22 KJV

Job 3:22 Bible Apps
Job 3:22 Biblia Paralela
Job 3:22 Chinese Bible
Job 3:22 French Bible
Job 3:22 German Bible

Bible Hub

ESV Text Edition: 2016. The Holy Bible, English Standard Version® copyright © 2001 by Crossway Bibles, a publishing ministry of Good News Publishers.
Job 3:21
Top of Page
Top of Page