Job 3:12
Good News Translation
Why did my mother hold me on her knees? Why did she feed me at her breast?

Contemporary English Version
Why was I accepted and allowed to nurse at my mother's breast?

Douay-Rheims Bible
Why received upon the knees? why suckled at the breasts?

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Why received upon the knees? why suckled at the breasts?

the knees.

Genesis 30:3 But she said: I have here my servant Bala: go in unto her, that she may bear upon my knees, and I may have children by her.

Genesis 50:23 And he saw the children of Ephraim to the third generation. The children also of Machir, the sons of Manasses, were born on Joseph's knees.

Isaiah 66:12 For thus saith the Lord: Behold I will bring upon her as it were a river of peace, and as an overflowing torrent the glory of the Gentiles, which you shall suck; you shall be carried at the breasts, and upon the knees they shall caress you.

Ezekiel 16:4,5 And when thou wast born, in the day of thy nativity thy navel was not cut, neither wast thou washed with water for thy health, nor salted with salt, nor swaddled with clouts. . . .

Context
Job Laments His Birth
11Why did I not die in the womb? why did I not perish when I came out of the belly? 12Why received upon the knees? why suckled at the breasts?13For now I should have been asleep and still, and should have rest in my sleep:…
Cross References
Genesis 30:3
But she said: I have here my servant Bala: go in unto her, that she may bear upon my knees, and I may have children by her.

Job 3:11
Why did I not die in the womb? why did I not perish when I came out of the belly?

Job 3:13
For now I should have been asleep and still, and should have rest in my sleep:

Additional Translations
Why were there knees to receive me, and breasts that I should be nursed?Why did the knees prevent me? or why the breasts that I should suck?

Why did the knees receive me? Or why the breast, that I should suck?

and why did the knees support me? and why did I suck the breasts?

Why did the knees meet me? and wherefore the breasts, that I should suck?

Why did the knees receive me? or why the breasts, that I should suck?

Why did the knees receive me? or why the breasts that I should be nursed?

Why did the knees receive me? Or why the breast, that I should nurse?

Wherefore have knees been before me? And what are breasts, that I suck?
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