Job 3:22
New International Version
who are filled with gladness and rejoice when they reach the grave?

New Living Translation
They’re filled with joy when they finally die, and rejoice when they find the grave.

English Standard Version
who rejoice exceedingly and are glad when they find the grave?

Berean Study Bible
who rejoice and greatly exult when they can find the grave?

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

New King James Version
Who rejoice exceedingly, And are glad when they can find the grave?

New American Standard Bible
Who are filled with jubilation, And rejoice when they find the grave?

NASB 1995
Who rejoice greatly, And exult when they find the grave?

NASB 1977
Who rejoice greatly, They exult when they find the grave?

Amplified Bible
Who rejoice exceedingly, And rejoice when they find the grave?

Christian Standard Bible
who are filled with much joy and are glad when they reach the grave?

Holman Christian Standard Bible
who are filled with much joy and are glad when they reach the grave?

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

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Who rejoice and they assemble and they exult when they find the tomb

Brenton Septuagint Translation
and would be very joyful if they should gain it?

Contemporary English Version
Nothing could make me happier than to be in 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?

Good News Translation
They are not happy till they are dead and buried;

GOD'S WORD® Translation
They are ecstatic, delighted to find the grave.

International Standard Version
To those who are happy beyond measure when they reach their graves?

JPS Tanakh 1917
Who rejoice unto exultation, And are glad, when they can find the grave?--

Literal Standard Version
Who are glad—to joy, They rejoice when they find a grave.

NET Bible
who rejoice even to jubilation, and are exultant when they find the grave?

New Heart English Bible
who rejoice exceedingly, and are glad, when they can find the grave?

World English Bible
who rejoice exceedingly, and are glad, when they can find the grave?

Young's Literal Translation
Who are glad -- unto joy, They rejoice when they find a grave.

Additional Translations ...
Context
Job Laments His Birth
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? 23Why is life given to a man whose way is hidden, whom God has hedged in?…

Cross References
Job 3:21
who long for death that does not come, and search for it like hidden treasure,

Job 3:23
Why is life 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; everyone follows behind him, and those before him are without number.

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 rejoice exceedingly, and are glad, when they can find the grave?









Verse 22. - Which rejoice exceedingly; literally, to exultation or "to dancing;" i.e. so that they almost dance with joy. And are glad, when they can find the grave. Job speaks as if he knew of such cases; and, no doubt, the fact of suicide proves that among men there are some who prefer to die rather than live. But suicides are seldom altogether in possession of their senses. Of sane men it may be doubted whether one in a thousand, however miserable, really wishes to die, or is "glad when he can find the grave." In such thoughts as those to which Job here gives expression there is something morbid and unreal.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
who rejoice
הַשְּׂמֵחִ֥ים (haś·śə·mê·ḥîm)
Article | Adjective - masculine plural
Strong's 8055: To brighten up, be, blithe, gleesome

and greatly
גִ֑יל (ḡîl)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 1524: A revolution, joy

exult
יָ֝שִׂ֗ישׂוּ (yā·śî·śū)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - third person masculine plural
Strong's 7797: To be bright, cheerful

when
כִּ֣י (kî)
Conjunction
Strong's 3588: A relative conjunction

they can find
יִמְצְאוּ־ (yim·ṣə·’ū-)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - third person masculine plural
Strong's 4672: To come forth to, appear, exist, to attain, find, acquire, to occur, meet, be present

the grave?
קָֽבֶר׃ (qā·ḇer)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 6913: A grave, sepulcher


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