Jeremiah 20:17
NASB Lexicon
NASB ©HebrewStrong'sOrigin
Becauseאֲשֶׁ֥ר
(a·sher)
834: who, which, thata prim. pronoun
he did not killמֹותְתַ֖נִי
(mo·vt·ta·ni)
4191: to diea prim. root
me before 
 
4480: froma prim. preposition
birth,מֵרָ֑חֶם
(me·ra·chem;)
7358: wombfrom an unused word
So that my motherאִמִּי֙
(im·mi)
517: a motherfrom an unused word
would have beenוַתְּהִי־
(vat·te·hi-)
1961: to fall out, come to pass, become, bea prim. root
my grave,קִבְרִ֔י
(kiv·ri,)
6913: a grave, sepulcherfrom qabar
And her wombוְרַחְמָ֖הֿ
(ve·rach·mah)
7358: wombfrom an unused word
everעֹולָֽם׃
(o·v·lam.)
5769: long duration, antiquity, futurityfrom an unused word
pregnant.הֲרַ֥ת
(ha·rat)
2030: pregnantfrom harah









KJV Lexicon
Because he slew
muwth  (mooth)
causatively, to kill
me not from the womb
rechem  (rekh'-em)
the womb -- matrix, womb.
or that my mother
'em  (ame)
a mother (as the bond of the family); in a wide sense (both literally and figuratively) -- dam, mother, parting.
might have been my grave
qeber,  (keh'-ber)
a sepulchre -- burying place, grave, sepulchre.
and her womb
rechem  (rekh'-em)
the womb -- matrix, womb.
to be always
`owlam  (o-lawm')
concealed, i.e. the vanishing point; generally, time out of mind (past or future), i.e. (practically) eternity; frequentatively, adverbial (especially with prepositional prefix) always
great
hareh  (haw-reh')
pregnant -- (be, woman) with child, conceive, great.
with me
Parallel Verses
New American Standard Bible
Because he did not kill me before birth, So that my mother would have been my grave, And her womb ever pregnant.

King James Bible
Because he slew me not from the womb; or that my mother might have been my grave, and her womb to be always great with me.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
because he didn't kill me in the womb so that my mother might have been my grave, her womb eternally pregnant.

International Standard Version
because he didn't kill me in the womb, so that my mother would have been my grave and her womb forever pregnant.

NET Bible
For he did not kill me before I came from the womb, making my pregnant mother's womb my grave forever.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
If only he had killed me while I was in the womb. Then my mother would have been my grave, and she would have always been pregnant.

King James 2000 Bible
Because he slew me not from the womb; or that my mother might have been my grave, and her womb to be always great with me.
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