New Living Translation
Why was I laid on my mother's lap? Why did she nurse me at her breasts?
King James Bible
Why did the knees prevent me? or why the breasts that I should suck?
Darby Bible Translation
Why did the knees meet me? and wherefore the breasts, that I should suck?
World English Bible
Why did the knees receive me? Or why the breast, that I should nurse?
Young's Literal Translation
Wherefore have knees been before me? And what are breasts, that I suck?
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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
3:12 The knees - Why did the midwife or nurse receive and lay me upon her knees, and not suffer me to fall upon the bare ground, 'till death had taken me out of this miserable world, into which their cruel kindness hath betrayed me? Why did the breasts prevent me from perishing through hunger, or supply me that should have what to suck? Thus Job unthankfully despises these wonderful mercies of God towards poor helpless infants.
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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Then Rachel told him, "Take my maid, Bilhah, and sleep with her. She will bear children for me, and through her I can have a family, too."
"Why wasn't I born dead? Why didn't I die as I came from the womb?
Had I died at birth, I would now be at peace. I would be asleep and at rest.
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