New International Version
Why did I ever come out of the womb to see trouble and sorrow and to end my days in shame?
King James Bible
Wherefore came I forth out of the womb to see labour and sorrow, that my days should be consumed with shame?
Darby Bible Translation
Wherefore came I forth from the womb to see labour and sorrow, that my days should be consumed in shame?
World English Bible
Why came I forth out of the womb to see labor and sorrow, that my days should be consumed with shame?
Young's Literal Translation
Why is this? from the womb I have come out, To see labour and sorrow, Yea, consumed in shame are my days!
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Wherefore came I forth - It would have been well had I never been born, as I have neither comfort in my life, nor comfort in my work.
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1 Corinthians 4:9
For it seems to me that God has put us apostles on display at the end of the procession, like those condemned to die in the arena. We have been made a spectacle to the whole universe, to angels as well as to human beings.
"Why is light given to those in misery, and life to the bitter of soul,
Yet man is born to trouble as surely as sparks fly upward.
"Mortals, born of woman, are of few days and full of trouble.
You know how I am scorned, disgraced and shamed; all my enemies are before you.
All our days pass away under your wrath; we finish our years with a moan.
Our days may come to seventy years, or eighty, if our strength endures; yet the best of them are but trouble and sorrow, for they quickly pass, and we fly away.
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