New International Version
"May the day of my birth perish, and the night that said, 'A boy is conceived!'
King James Bible
Let the day perish wherein I was born, and the night in which it was said, There is a man child conceived.
Darby Bible Translation
Let the day perish in which I was born, and the night that said, There is a man child conceived.
World English Bible
"Let the day perish in which I was born, the night which said, 'There is a boy conceived.'
Young's Literal Translation
Let the day perish in which I am born, And the night that hath said: 'A man-child hath been conceived.'
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
There is a man-child conceived - The word הרה harah signifies to conceive; yet here, it seems, it should be taken in the sense of being born, as it is perfectly unlikely that the night of conception should be either distinctly known or published.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
Let the day. That is, as we say, 'Let it be blotted out of the calendar.'
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).
That day--may it turn to darkness; may God above not care about it; may no light shine on it.
Alas, my mother, that you gave me birth, a man with whom the whole land strives and contends! I have neither lent nor borrowed, yet everyone curses me.
Cursed be the day I was born! May the day my mother bore me not be blessed!
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