New International Version
"Why is light given to those in misery, and life to the bitter of soul,
King James Bible
Wherefore is light given to him that is in misery, and life unto the bitter in soul;
Darby Bible Translation
Wherefore is light given to him that is in trouble, and life to those bitter of soul,
World English Bible
"Why is light given to him who is in misery, life to the bitter in soul,
Young's Literal Translation
Why giveth He to the miserable light, and life to the bitter soul?
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Wherefore is light given - Why is life granted to him who is incapable of enjoying it, or of performing its functions?
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
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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, …
Anonymous—Daily Light on the Daily Path
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).
The small and the great are there, and the slaves are freed from their owners.
Let beer be for those who are perishing, wine for those who are in anguish!
Why did I ever come out of the womb to see trouble and sorrow and to end my days in shame?
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