New Living Translation
"Why wasn't I born dead? Why didn't I die as I came from the womb?
King James Bible
Why died I not from the womb? why did I not give up the ghost when I came out of the belly?
Darby Bible Translation
Wherefore did I not die from the womb, come forth from the belly and expire?
World English Bible
"Why didn't I die from the womb? Why didn't I give up the spirit when my mother bore me?
Young's Literal Translation
Why from the womb do I not die? From the belly I have come forth and gasp!
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LibraryWhether in the State of Innocence Children Would have Been Born Confirmed in Righteousness?
Objection 1: It would seem that in the state of innocence children would have been born confirmed in righteousness. For Gregory says (Moral. iv) on the words of Job 3:13: "For now I should have been asleep, etc.: If no sinful corruption had infected our first parent, he would not have begotten "children of hell"; no children would have been born of him but such as were destined to be saved by the Redeemer." Therefore all would have been born confirmed in righteousness. Objection 2: Further, Anselm …
Saint Thomas Aquinas—Summa Theologica
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Curse that day for failing to shut my mother's womb, for letting me be born to see all this trouble.
Why was I laid on my mother's lap? Why did she nurse me at her breasts?
"'Why, then, did you deliver me from my mother's womb? Why didn't you let me die at birth?
It would be as though I had never existed, going directly from the womb to the grave.
So I concluded that the dead are better off than the living.
But most fortunate of all are those who are not yet born. For they have not seen all the evil that is done under the sun.
because he did not kill me at birth. Oh, that I had died in my mother's womb, that her body had been my grave!
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