Job 3:13
New International Version
For now I would be lying down in peace; I would be asleep and at rest

New Living Translation
Had I died at birth, I would now be at peace. I would be asleep and at rest.

English Standard Version
For then I would have lain down and been quiet; I would have slept; then I would have been at rest,

Berean Study Bible
For now I would be lying down in peace; I would be asleep and at rest

New American Standard Bible
"For now I would have lain down and been quiet; I would have slept then, I would have been at rest,

King James Bible
For now should I have lain still and been quiet, I should have slept: then had I been at rest,

Christian Standard Bible
Now I would certainly be lying down in peace; I would be asleep. Then I would be at rest

Contemporary English Version
Now I would be at peace in the silent world below

Good News Translation
If I had died then, I would be at rest now,

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Now I would certainly be lying down in peace; I would be asleep. Then I would be at rest

International Standard Version
"If I had died, I would be lying down by now, undisturbed, asleep, and at rest,

NET Bible
For now I would be lying down and would be quiet, I would be asleep and then at peace

New Heart English Bible
For now should I have lain down and been quiet. I should have slept, then I would have been at rest,

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Instead of being alive, I would now be quietly lying down. I would now be sleeping peacefully.

JPS Tanakh 1917
For now should I have lain still and been quiet; I should have slept; then had I been at rest--

New American Standard 1977
“For now I would have lain down and been quiet; I would have slept then, I would have been at rest,

Jubilee Bible 2000
For now I should have lain still and been quiet; I should have slept; then I would have been at rest,

King James 2000 Bible
For now should I have lain still and been quiet, I should have slept: then would I have been at rest,

American King James Version
For now should I have lain still and been quiet, I should have slept: then had I been at rest,

American Standard Version
For now should I have lain down and been quiet; I should have slept; then had I been at rest,

Brenton Septuagint Translation
Now I should have lain down and been quiet, I should have slept and been at rest,

Douay-Rheims Bible
For now I should have been asleep and still, and should have rest in my sleep.

Darby Bible Translation
For now should I have lain down and been quiet; I should have slept: then had I been at rest,

English Revised Version
For now should I have lain down and been quiet; I should have slept; then had I been at rest:

Webster's Bible Translation
For now should I have lain still and been quiet, I should have slept: then had I been at rest,

World English Bible
For now should I have lain down and been quiet. I should have slept, then I would have been at rest,

Young's Literal Translation
For now, I have lain down, and am quiet, I have slept -- then there is rest to me,
Study Bible
Job Laments His Birth
12Why were there knees to receive me, and breasts that I should be nursed? 13For now I would be lying down in peace; I would be asleep and at rest 14with kings and counselors of the earth, who built for themselves cities now in ruins,…
Cross References
Job 3:12
Why were there knees to receive me, and breasts that I should be nursed?

Job 7:8
The eye that beholds me will no longer see me. You will look for me, but I will be no more.

Job 7:21
Why do You not pardon my transgression and take away my iniquity? For soon I will lie down in the dust; You will seek me, but I will be no more."

Job 10:21
before I go--never to return--to a land of darkness and gloom,

Job 10:22
to a land of utter darkness, of deep shadow and disorder, where even the light is like darkness."

Job 14:10
But a man dies and is laid low; he breathes his last, and where is he?

Job 14:12
so man lies down and does not rise. Until the heavens are no more, he will not be awakened or roused from his sleep.

Job 14:20
You forever overpower him, and he passes on; You change his countenance and send him away.

Job 16:22
For when only a few years are past I will go the way of no return.

Job 17:13
If I look for Sheol as my home, if I spread out my bed in darkness,

Job 19:25
But I know that my Redeemer lives, and that at the last He will stand upon the earth.

Job 21:13
They spend their days in prosperity and go down to Sheol in peace.

Job 21:23
One man dies full of vigor, completely secure and at ease.

Job 21:26
But together they lie down in the dust, and worms cover them both.

Job 24:19
As drought and heat consume the melting snow, so Sheol steals those who have sinned.

Job 24:20
The womb forgets them; the worm feeds on them; they are remembered no more. So injustice is like a broken tree.

Job 26:5
The dead tremble--those who dwell beneath the waters.

Job 26:6
Sheol is naked before Him, and Abaddon has no covering.

Job 34:22
There is no darkness or deep shadow where the workers of iniquity can hide.

Ezekiel 32:27
They do not lie down with the fallen warriors of old, who went down to Sheol with their weapons of war, whose swords were placed under their heads, whose shields rested on their bones, although the terror of the mighty was once in the land of the living.

Treasury of Scripture

For now should I have lain still and been quiet, I should have slept: then had I been at rest,

then had I been at rest.

Ecclesiastes 6:3-5
If a man beget an hundred children, and live many years, so that the days of his years be many, and his soul be not filled with good, and also that he have no burial; I say, that an untimely birth is better than he…

Ecclesiastes 9:10
Whatsoever thy hand findeth to do, do it with thy might; for there is no work, nor device, nor knowledge, nor wisdom, in the grave, whither thou goest.







Lexicon
For
כִּֽי־ (kî-)
Conjunction
Strong's Hebrew 3588: A relative conjunction

now
עַ֭תָּה (‘at·tāh)
Adverb
Strong's Hebrew 6258: At this time

I would be lying down
שָׁכַ֣בְתִּי (šā·ḵaḇ·tî)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 7901: To lie down

in peace;
וְאֶשְׁק֑וֹט (wə·’eš·qō·wṭ)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Conjunctive imperfect - first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 8252: To be quiet or undisturbed

I would be asleep
יָ֝שַׁ֗נְתִּי (yā·šan·tî)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 3462: To be slack, languid, sleep, to grow old, stale, inveterate

and
אָ֤ז ׀ (’āz)
Adverb
Strong's Hebrew 227: At that time, place, therefore

at rest
יָנ֬וּחַֽ (yā·nū·aḥ)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 5117: To rest, settle down
Verse 13. - For now should I have lain still and been quiet. "In that case, I should now (עתָּה) have been lying still and resting myself," instead of tossing about, and being full of restlessness and suffering." I should have slept. The life in the intermediate state is called "sleep," even in the New Testament (Matthew 9:24; John 11:11; Acts 7:60; 1 Corinthians 15:18, 51, etc.). Job, perhaps, imagined it to be, actually, a sound, dreamless slumber. Then should I have been at rest; literally, then (אז) would there have been rest for me." 3:11-19 Job complained of those present at his birth, for their tender attention to him. No creature comes into the world so helpless as man. God's power and providence upheld our frail lives, and his pity and patience spared our forfeited lives. Natural affection is put into parents' hearts by God. To desire to die that we may be with Christ, that we may be free from sin, is the effect and evidence of grace; but to desire to die, only that we may be delivered from the troubles of this life, savours of corruption. It is our wisdom and duty to make the best of that which is, be it living or dying; and so to live to the Lord, and die to the Lord, as in both to be his, Ro 14:8. Observe how Job describes the repose of the grave; There the wicked cease from troubling. When persecutors die, they can no longer persecute. There the weary are at rest: in the grave they rest from all their labours. And a rest from sin, temptation, conflict, sorrows, and labours, remains in the presence and enjoyment of God. There believers rest in Jesus, nay, as far as we trust in the Lord Jesus and obey him, we here find rest to our souls, though in the world we have tribulation.
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