New Living Translation
May they be like snails that dissolve into slime, like a stillborn child who will never see the sun.
King James Bible
As a snail which melteth, let every one of them pass away: like the untimely birth of a woman, that they may not see the sun.
Darby Bible Translation
Let them be as a snail that melteth as it passeth away; like the untimely birth of a woman, let them not see the sun.
World English Bible
Let them be like a snail which melts and passes away, like the stillborn child, who has not seen the sun.
Young's Literal Translation
As a snail that melteth he goeth on, As an untimely birth of a woman, They have not seen the sun.
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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
58:8 Melteth - Which is quickly dissolved.
LibraryAn Address to the Regenerate, Founded on the Preceding Discourses.
James I. 18. James I. 18. Of his own will begat he us with the word of truth, that we should be a kind of first fruits of his creatures. I INTEND the words which I have now been reading, only as an introduction to that address to the sons and daughters of the Lord Almighty, with which I am now to conclude these lectures; and therefore shall not enter into any critical discussion, either of them, or of the context. I hope God has made the series of these discourses, in some measure, useful to those …
Philip Doddridge—Practical Discourses on Regeneration
The Necessity of Actual Grace
The Justice of God
Why wasn't I buried like a stillborn child, like a baby who never lives to see the light?
A man might have a hundred children and live to be very old. But if he finds no satisfaction in life and doesn't even get a decent burial, it would have been better for him to be born dead.
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