English Standard Version
“Let the day perish on which I was born, and the night that said, ‘A man is conceived.’
King James Bible
Let the day perish wherein I was born, and the night in which it was said, There is a man child conceived.
American Standard Version
Let the day perish wherein I was born, And the night which said, There is a man-child conceived.
Let the day perish wherein I was born, and the night in which it was said: A man child is conceived.
English Revised Version
Let the day perish wherein I was born, and the night which said, There is a man child conceived.
Webster's Bible Translation
Let the day perish in which I was born, and the night in which it was said, There is a mail child conceived.
Job 3:3 Parallel
CommentaryKeil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament
10 But he said to her, As one of the ungodly would speak, thou speakest. Shall we receive good from God, and shall we not also receive evil?
The answer of Job is strong but not harsh, for the אחת (comp. 2 Samuel 13:13) is somewhat soothing. The translation "as one of the foolish women" does not correspond to the Hebrew; נבל is one wxo thinks madly and acts impiously. What follows is a double question, גּם for הגם. The גּם stands at the beginning of the sentence, but logically belongs to the second part, towards which pronunciation and reading must hurry over the first, - a frequent occurrence after interrogative particles, e.g., Numbers 16:22; Isaiah 5:4; after causal particles, e.g., Isaiah 12:1; Proverbs 1:24; after the negative פּן, Deuteronomy 8:12., and often. Hupfeld renders the thought expressed in the double question very correctly: bonum quidem hucusque a Deo accepimus, malum vero jam non item accipiemus? גּם is found also elsewhere at the beginning of a sentence, although belonging to a later clause, and that indeed not always the one immediately following, e.g., Hosea 6:11; Zechariah 9:11; the same syntax is to be found with אף, אך, and רק. קבּל, like תּמּה, is a word common to the book of Job and Proverbs (Proverbs 19:20); besides these, it is found only in books written after the exile, and is more Aramaic than Hebraic. By this answer which Job gives to his wife, he has repelled the sixth temptation. For 10b In all this Job sinned not with his lips.
10b In all this Job sinned not with his lips.
The Targum adds: but in his thoughts he already cherished sinful words. בּשׂפתיו is certainly not undesignedly introduced here and omitted in Job 1:22. The temptation to murmur was now already at work within him, but he was its master, so that no murmur escaped him.
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Let the day. That is, as we say, 'Let it be blotted out of the calendar.'
And Job said:
Let that day be darkness! May God above not seek it, nor light shine upon it.
Woe is me, my mother, that you bore me, a man of strife and contention to the whole land! I have not lent, nor have I borrowed, yet all of them curse me.
Cursed be the day on which I was born! The day when my mother bore me, let it not be blessed!
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