Job 3:21
New International Version
to those who long for death that does not come, who search for it more than for hidden treasure,

New Living Translation
They long for death, and it won't come. They search for death more eagerly than for hidden treasure.

English Standard Version
who long for death, but it comes not, and dig for it more than for hidden treasures,

Berean Study Bible
who long for death that does not come, and search for it like hidden treasure,

New American Standard Bible
Who long for death, but there is none, And dig for it more than for hidden treasures,

King James Bible
Which long for death, but it cometh not; and dig for it more than for hid treasures;

Christian Standard Bible
who wait for death, but it does not come, and search for it more than for hidden treasure,

Contemporary English Version
I keep longing for death more than I would seek a valuable treasure.

Good News Translation
They wait for death, but it never comes; they prefer a grave to any treasure.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
who wait for death, but it does not come, and search for it more than for hidden treasure,

International Standard Version
To those who are longing for death— even though it does not come? To those who search for it more than for hidden treasure?

NET Bible
to those who wait for death that does not come, and search for it more than for hidden treasures,

New Heart English Bible
Who long for death, but it doesn't come; and dig for it more than for hidden treasures,

GOD'S WORD® Translation
to those who long for death but it never comes- though they dig for it more than for buried treasure?

JPS Tanakh 1917
Who long for death, but it cometh not; And dig for it more than for hid treasures;

New American Standard 1977
Who long for death, but there is none, And dig for it more than for hidden treasures;

Jubilee Bible 2000
who long for death, but it comes not; and search for it more than for hid treasures;

King James 2000 Bible
Who long for death, but it comes not; and dig for it more than for hidden treasures;

American King James Version
Which long for death, but it comes not; and dig for it more than for hid treasures;

American Standard Version
Who long for death, but it cometh not, And dig for it more than for hid treasures;

Brenton Septuagint Translation
who desire death, and obtain it not, digging for it as for treasures;

Douay-Rheims Bible
That look for death, and it cometh not, as they that dig for a treasure:

Darby Bible Translation
Who long for death, and it [cometh] not, and dig for it more than for hidden treasures;

English Revised Version
Which long for death, but it cometh not; and dig for it more than for hid treasures;

Webster's Bible Translation
Who long for death, but it cometh not; and dig for it more than for hid treasures;

World English Bible
Who long for death, but it doesn't come; and dig for it more than for hidden treasures,

Young's Literal Translation
Who are waiting for death, and it is not, And they seek it above hid treasures.
Study Bible
Job Laments His Birth
20Why is light given to the miserable, and life to the bitter of soul, 21who long for death that does not come, and search for it like hidden treasure, 22who rejoice and greatly exult when they can find the grave?…
Cross References
Revelation 9:6
In those days men will seek death and will not find it; they will long to die, but death will escape them.

Job 3:22
who rejoice and greatly exult when they can find the grave?

Proverbs 2:4
if you seek it like silver and search it out like hidden treasure,

Jeremiah 8:3
And wherever I have banished them, the remnant of this evil family will choose death over life, declares the LORD of Hosts.

Treasury of Scripture

Which long for death, but it comes not; and dig for it more than for hid treasures;

long.

Numbers 11:15
And if thou deal thus with me, kill me, I pray thee, out of hand, if I have found favour in thy sight; and let me not see my wretchedness.

1 Kings 19:4
But he himself went a day's journey into the wilderness, and came and sat down under a juniper tree: and he requested for himself that he might die; and said, It is enough; now, O LORD, take away my life; for I am not better than my fathers.

Jonah 4:3,8
Therefore now, O LORD, take, I beseech thee, my life from me; for it is better for me to die than to live…

dig.

Proverbs 2:4
If thou seekest her as silver, and searchest for her as for hid treasures;







Lexicon
who long
הַֽמְחַכִּ֣ים (ham·ḥak·kîm)
Article | Verb - Piel - Participle - masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 2442: To adhere to, to await

for death
לַמָּ֣וֶת (lam·mā·weṯ)
Preposition-l, Article | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 4194: Death, the dead, their place, state, pestilence, ruin

that does not come,
וְאֵינֶ֑נּוּ (wə·’ê·nen·nū)
Conjunctive waw | Adverb | third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 369: A non-entity, a negative particle

and search for it
וַֽ֝יַּחְפְּרֻ֗הוּ (way·yaḥ·pə·ru·hū)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine plural | third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 2658: To pry into, to delve, to explore

like hidden treasure,
מִמַּטְמוֹנִֽים׃ (mim·maṭ·mō·w·nîm)
Preposition-m | Noun - masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 4301: A secret storehouse, a secreted valuable, money
Verse 21. - Which long for death, but it cometh not; literally, which wait for death' anxiously and longingly (comp. Psalm 33:20). And dig for it more than for hid treasures; i.e. "seek it more earnestly than even they seek who dig for hid treasures." As Professor Lee remarks, "From the great instability of all Eastern governments, treasures were in Eastern countries often hid away" ('Book of Job,' pp. 200, 201). And hence treasure-seeking became a profession, which was pursued with avidity by a large number of persons. Even at the present day Orientals are so possessed with the idea, that they imagine every European, who is eager to unearth antiquities, must be seeking for buried treasure. 3:20-26 Job was like a man who had lost his way, and had no prospect of escape, or hope of better times. But surely he was in an ill frame for death when so unwilling to live. Let it be our constant care to get ready for another world, and then leave it to God to order our removal thither as he thinks fit. Grace teaches us in the midst of life's greatest comforts, to be willing to die, and in the midst of its greatest crosses, to be willing to live. Job's way was hid; he knew not wherefore God contended with him. The afflicted and tempted Christian knows something of this heaviness; when he has been looking too much at the things that are seen, some chastisement of his heavenly Father will give him a taste of this disgust of life, and a glance at these dark regions of despair. Nor is there any help until God shall restore to him the joys of his salvation. Blessed be God, the earth is full of his goodness, though full of man's wickedness. This life may be made tolerable if we attend to our duty. We look for eternal mercy, if willing to receive Christ as our Saviour.
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