Job 3:20
Good News Translation
Why let people go on living in misery? Why give light to those in grief

Contemporary English Version
Why does God let me live when life is miserable and so bitter?

Douay-Rheims Bible
Why is light given to him that is in misery, and life to them that are in bitterness of soul?

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Why is light given to him that is in misery, and life to them that are in bitterness of soul?

Wherefore.

Job 6:9 And that he that hath begun may destroy me, that he may let loose his hand, and cut me off?

Job 7:15,16 So that my soul rather chooseth hanging, and my bones death. . . .

Jeremiah 20:18 Why came I out of the womb, to see labour and sorrow, and that my days should be spent in confusion?

light.

Job 3:16 Or as a hidden untimely birth, I should not be; or as they that, being conceived, have not seen the light.

Job 33:28,30 He hath delivered his soul from going into destruction, that it may live and see the light. . . .

the bitter.

Job 7:15,16 So that my soul rather chooseth hanging, and my bones death. . . .

1 Samuel 1:10 As Anna had her heart full of grief, she prayed to the Lord, shedding many tears,

2 Kings 4:27 And when she came to the man of God, to the mount, she caught hold on his feet: and Giezi came to remove her. And the man of God said: Let her alone for her soul is in anguish, and the Lord hath hid it from me, and hath not told me.

Proverbs 31:6 Give strong drink to them that are sad; and wine to them that are grieved in mind:

Context
Job Laments His Birth
19The small and great are there, and the servant is free from his master. 20Why is light given to him that is in misery, and life to them that are in bitterness of soul?21That look for death, and it cometh not, as they that dig for a treasure:…
Cross References
Job 3:19
The small and great are there, and the servant is free from his master.

Proverbs 31:6
Give strong drink to them that are sad; and wine to them that are grieved in mind:

Jeremiah 20:18
Why came I out of the womb, to see labour and sorrow, and that my days should be spent in confusion?

Additional Translations
Why is light given to the miserable, and life to the bitter of soul,Why is light given to him that is in misery, and life to the bitter in soul;

Wherefore is light given to him that is in misery, And life unto the bitter in soul;

For why is light given to those who are in bitterness, and life to those souls which are in griefs?

Wherefore is light given to him that is in trouble, and life to those bitter of soul,

Wherefore is light given to him that is in misery, and life unto the bitter in soul;

Why is light given to him that is in misery, and life to the bitter in soul;

"Why is light given to him who is in misery, life to the bitter in soul,

Why giveth He to the miserable light, and life to the bitter soul?
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