Job 3:3
New International Version
“May the day of my birth perish, and the night that said, ‘A boy is conceived!’

New Living Translation
“Let the day of my birth be erased, and the night I was conceived.

English Standard Version
“Let the day perish on which I was born, and the night that said, ‘A man is conceived.’

Berean Study Bible
“May the day of my birth perish, and the night it was said, ‘A boy 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.

New King James Version
“May the day perish on which I was born, And the night in which it was said, ‘A male child is conceived.’

New American Standard Bible
“May the day on which I was to be born perish, As well as the night which said, ‘A boy is conceived.’

NASB 1995
“Let the day perish on which I was to be born, And the night which said, ‘A boy is conceived.’

NASB 1977
“Let the day perish on which I was to be born, And the night which said, ‘A boy is conceived.’

Amplified Bible
“Let the day on which I was born perish, And the night which announced: ‘There is a man-child conceived.’

Christian Standard Bible
May the day I was born perish, and the night that said, “A boy is conceived.”

Holman Christian Standard Bible
May the day I was born perish, and the night when they said, “A boy is conceived.”

American Standard Version
Let the day perish wherein I was born, And the night which said, There is a man-child conceived.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
“Let the day in which I was born be destroyed, and the night in which it was said, ‘a man is conceived’

Brenton Septuagint Translation
Let the day perish in which I was born, and that night in which they said, Behold a man-child!

Contemporary English Version
Blot out the day of my birth and the night when my parents created a son.

Douay-Rheims Bible
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.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
"Scratch out the day I was born and the night that said, 'A boy has been conceived!'

International Standard Version
"Let the day when I was born be annihilated, along with the night when it was announced, 'It's a boy!'

JPS Tanakh 1917
Let the day perish wherein I was born, And the night wherein it was said: 'A man-child is brought forth.'

Literal Standard Version
“Let the day perish in which I am born, And the night that has said: A man-child has been conceived.

NET Bible
"Let the day on which I was born perish, and the night that said, 'A man has been conceived!'

New Heart English Bible
"Let the day perish in which I was born, the night which said, 'A man is conceived.'

World English Bible
"Let the day perish in which I was born, the night which said, 'There is a boy conceived.'

Young's Literal Translation
Let the day perish in which I am born, And the night that hath said: 'A man-child hath been conceived.'

Additional Translations ...
Context
Job Laments His Birth
2And this is what he said: 3“May the day of my birth perish, and the night it was said, ‘A boy is conceived.’ 4If only that day had turned to darkness! May God above disregard it; may no light shine upon it.…

Cross References
Job 3:2
And this is what he said:

Job 3:4
If only that day had turned to darkness! May God above disregard it; may no light shine upon it.

Jeremiah 15:10
Woe to me, my mother, that you have borne me, a man of strife and conflict in all the land. I have neither lent nor borrowed, yet everyone curses me.

Jeremiah 20:14
Cursed be the day I was born! May the day my mother bore me never be blessed.


Treasury of Scripture

Let the day perish wherein I was born, and the night in which it was said, There is a man child conceived.

Let the day.

Job 10:18,19
Wherefore then hast thou brought me forth out of the womb? Oh that I had given up the ghost, and no eye had seen me! …

Jeremiah 15:10
Woe is me, my mother, that thou hast borne me a man of strife and a man of contention to the whole earth! I have neither lent on usury, nor men have lent to me on usury; yet every one of them doth curse me.

Jeremiah 20:14,15
Cursed be the day wherein I was born: let not the day wherein my mother bare me be blessed…











Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
“May the day
י֭וֹם (yō·wm)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 3117: A day

of my birth
אִוָּ֣לֶד (’iw·wā·leḏ)
Verb - Nifal - Imperfect - first person common singular
Strong's 3205: To bear young, to beget, medically, to act as midwife, to show lineage

perish,
יֹ֣אבַד (yō·ḇaḏ)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 6: To wander away, lose oneself, to perish

and the night
וְהַלַּ֥יְלָה (wə·hal·lay·lāh)
Conjunctive waw, Article | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 3915: A twist, night, adversity

it was said,
אָ֝מַ֗ר (’ā·mar)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 559: To utter, say

‘A boy
גָֽבֶר׃ (ḡā·ḇer)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 1397: A valiant man, warrior, a person simply

is conceived.’
הֹ֣רָה (hō·rāh)
Verb - QalPass - Perfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 2030: Pregnant


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