Job 3:16
Good News Translation
or sleeping like a stillborn child.

Contemporary English Version
I wish I had been born dead and then buried, never to see the light of day.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Or as a hidden untimely birth, I should not be; or as they that, being conceived, have not seen the light.

New American Bible
Or why was I not buried away like a stillborn child, like babies that have never seen the light?

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Or as a hidden untimely birth, I should not be; or as they that, being conceived, have not seen the light.

an hidden.

Psalm 58:8 Like wax that melteth they shall be taken away: fire hath fallen on them, and they shall not see the sun.

1 Corinthians 15:8 And last of all, he was seen also by me, as by one born out of due tine.

Context
Job Laments His Birth
15Or with princes, that possess gold, and fill their houses with silver: 16Or as a hidden untimely birth, I should not be; or as they that, being conceived, have not seen the light.17There the wicked cease from tumult, and there the wearied in strength are at rest.…
Cross References
Job 3:15
Or with princes, that possess gold, and fill their houses with silver:

Job 3:17
There the wicked cease from tumult, and there the wearied in strength are at rest.

Psalm 58:8
Like wax that melteth they shall be taken away: fire hath fallen on them, and they shall not see the sun.

Ecclesiastes 6:3
If a man beget a hundred children, and live many years, and attain to a great age, and his soul make no use of the goods of his substance, and he be without burial: of this man I pronounce, that the untimely born is better than he.

Additional Translations
Or why was I not hidden like a stillborn child, like an infant who never sees daylight?Or as an hidden untimely birth I had not been; as infants which never saw light.

Or as a hidden untimely birth I had not been, As infants that never saw light.

or I should have been as an untimely birth proceeding from his mother's womb, or as infants who never saw light.

Or as a hidden untimely birth I had not been; as infants that have not seen the light.

Or as an hidden untimely birth I had not been; as infants which never saw light.

Or as a hidden untimely birth I had not been; as infants which never saw light.

or as a hidden untimely birth I had not been, as infants who never saw light.

(Or as a hidden abortion I am not, As infants -- they have not seen light.)
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