New American Standard Bible
'Why then have You brought me out of the womb? Would that I had died and no eye had seen me!
King James Bible
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!
Darby Bible Translation
And wherefore didst thou bring me forth out of the womb? I had expired, and no eye had seen me.
World English Bible
"'Why, then, have you brought me forth out of the womb? I wish I had given up the spirit, and no eye had seen me.
Young's Literal Translation
And why from the womb Hast Thou brought me forth? I expire, and the eye doth not see me.
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
Wherefore then hast thou brought me forth - See the notes at Job 3:11.
LibraryWhether God Works in Every Agent?
Objection 1: It would seem that God does not work in every agent. For we must not attribute any insufficiency to God. If therefore God works in every agent, He works sufficiently in each one. Hence it would be superfluous for the created agent to work at all. Objection 2: Further, the same work cannot proceed at the same time from two sources; as neither can one and the same movement belong to two movable things. Therefore if the creature's operation is from God operating in the creature, it cannot …
Saint Thomas Aquinas—Summa Theologica
That a Man Ought not to Reckon Himself Worthy of Consolation, but More Worthy of Chastisement
"Why did I not die at birth, Come forth from the womb and expire?
'I should have been as though I had not been, Carried from womb to tomb.'
But I am not silenced by the darkness, Nor deep gloom which covers me.
By You I have been sustained from my birth; You are He who took me from my mother's womb; My praise is continually of You.
Because he did not kill me before birth, So that my mother would have been my grave, And her womb ever pregnant.
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