New American Standard Bible
for it comes in futility and goes into obscurity; and its name is covered in obscurity.
King James Bible
For he cometh in with vanity, and departeth in darkness, and his name shall be covered with darkness.
Darby Bible Translation
For it cometh in vanity, and departeth in darkness, and its name is covered with darkness;
World English Bible
for it comes in vanity, and departs in darkness, and its name is covered with darkness.
Young's Literal Translation
For in vanity he came in, and in darkness he goeth, and in darkness his name is covered,
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
He ... his - Rather, it ... its. The untimely birth is spoken of.
LibraryAppendix iv. An Abstract of Jewish History from the Reign of Alexander the Great to the Accession of Herod
The political connection of the Grecian world, and, with it, the conflict with Hellenism, may be said to have connected with the victorious progress of Alexander the Great through the then known world (333 b.c.).  It was not only that his destruction of the Persian empire put an end to the easy and peaceful allegiance which Judæa had owned to it for about two centuries, but that the establishment of such a vast Hellenic empire. as was the aim of Alexander, introduced a new element into …
Alfred Edersheim—The Life and Times of Jesus the Messiah
If a man fathers a hundred children and lives many years, however many they be, but his soul is not satisfied with good things and he does not even have a proper burial, then I say, "Better the miscarriage than he,
"It never sees the sun and it never knows anything; it is better off than he.
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