New International Version
to those who long for death that does not come, who search for it more than for hidden treasure,
King James Bible
Which long for death, but it cometh not; and dig for it more than for hid treasures;
Darby Bible Translation
Who long for death, and it [cometh] not, and dig for it more than for hidden treasures;
World English Bible
Who long for death, but it doesn't come; and dig for it more than for hidden treasures,
Young's Literal Translation
Who are waiting for death, and it is not, And they seek it above hid treasures.
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Which long for death - They look to it as the end of all their miseries; and long more for a separation from life, than those who love gold do for a rich mine.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
long. Heb. wait.
LibraryMarch 2 Evening
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).
During those days people will seek death but will not find it; they will long to die, but death will elude them.
who are filled with gladness and rejoice when they reach the grave?
and if you look for it as for silver and search for it as for hidden treasure,
Wherever I banish them, all the survivors of this evil nation will prefer death to life, declares the LORD Almighty.'
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