New American Standard Bible
Who rejoice greatly, And exult when they find the grave?
King James Bible
Which rejoice exceedingly, and are glad, when they can find the grave?
Darby Bible Translation
Who rejoice even exultingly and are glad when they 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.
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
Which rejoice exceedingly - Hebrew "Who rejoice upon joy or exultation" (אל־גיל 'el-gı̂yl), that is, with exceedingly great joy.
When they can find the grave - What an expression! How strikingly does it express the intense desire to die, and the depth of a man's sorrow, when it becomes a matter of exultation for him to be permitted to lie down in the corruption and decay of the tomb! A somewhat similiar sentiment occurs in Euripides, as quoted by Cicero, Tusc. Quaest. Lib. 1, cap. 48:
Nam nos decebat, doman
Lugere, ubi esset aliquis in lucem editus,
Humanae vitae varia reputantes mala;
At qui labores morte finisset graves
Hunc omni amicos laude et Lactitia exsequi.
LibraryThe Sorrowful Man's Question
"Why is light given to a man whose way is hid, and whom God hath hedged in?"--Job 3:23. I AM VERY THANKFUL that so many of you are glad and happy. There is none too much joy in the world, and the more that any of us can create, the better. It should be a part of our happiness, and a man part of it, to try to make other people glad. "Comfort ye, comfort ye my people," is a commission which many of us ought to feel is entrusted to us. If your own cup of joy is full, let it run over to others who …
Charles Haddon Spurgeon—Spurgeon's Sermons Volume 46: 1900
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Who long for death, but there is none, And dig for it more than for hidden treasures,
"Why is light given to a man whose way is hidden, And whom God has hedged in?
"The clods of the valley will gently cover him; Moreover, all men will follow after him, While countless ones go before him.
"And death will be chosen rather than life by all the remnant that remains of this evil family, that remains in all the places to which I have driven them," declares the LORD of hosts.
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