New Living Translation
They long for death, and it won't come. They search for death more eagerly 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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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
3:21 Dig - Desire with as much earnestness as men dig for treasure: but it is observable, Job durst not do anything to hasten or procure his death: notwithstanding all his miseries, he was contented to wait all the days of his appointed time, 'till his change came, chap.14:14.
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 …
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In those days people will seek death but will not find it. They will long to die, but death will flee from them!
They're filled with joy when they finally die, and rejoice when they find the grave.
Search for them as you would for silver; seek them like hidden treasures.
And the people of this evil nation who survive will wish to die rather than live where I will send them. I, the LORD of Heaven's Armies, have spoken!
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