New International Version
Or why was I not hidden away in the ground like a stillborn child, like an infant who never saw the light of day?
King James Bible
Or as an hidden untimely birth I had not been; as infants which never saw light.
Darby Bible Translation
Or as a hidden untimely birth I had not been; as infants that have not seen the light.
World English Bible
or as a hidden untimely birth I had not been, as infants who never saw light.
Young's Literal Translation
(Or as a hidden abortion I am not, As infants -- they have not seen light.)
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Or as a hidden untimely birth - An early miscarriage, which was scarcely perceptible by the parent herself; and in this case he had not been - he had never had the distinguishable form of a human being, whether male or female.
As infants - Little ones; those farther advanced in maturity, but miscarried long before the time of birth.
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There remaineth therefore a rest to the people of God.--HEB. 4:9. There the wicked cease from troubling; and there the weary be at rest. There the prisoners rest together; they hear not the voice of the oppressor. Blessed are the dead which die in the Lord from henceforth; they . . . rest from their labours; and their works do follow them. Our friend Lazarus sleepeth . . . Jesus spake of his death: but they thought that he had spoken of taking of rest in sleep. We that are in this tabernacle do groan, …
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A Prayer when one Begins to be Sick.
The Rich Sinner Dying. Psa. 49:6,9; Eccl. 8:8; Job 3:14,15.
The Poetical Books (Including Also Ecclesiastes and Canticles).
with princes who had gold, who filled their houses with silver.
There the wicked cease from turmoil, and there the weary are at rest.
May they be like a slug that melts away as it moves along, like a stillborn child that never sees the sun.
A man may have a hundred children and live many years; yet no matter how long he lives, if he cannot enjoy his prosperity and does not receive proper burial, I say that a stillborn child is better off than he.
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