Job 3:21
Good News Translation
They wait for death, but it never comes; they prefer a grave to any treasure.

Contemporary English Version
I keep longing for death more than I would seek a valuable treasure.

Douay-Rheims Bible
That look for death, and it cometh not, as they that dig for a treasure:

New American Bible
They wait for death and it does not come; they search for it more than for hidden treasures.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

That look for death, and it cometh not, as they that dig for a treasure:

long.

Numbers 11:15 But if it seem unto thee otherwise, I beseech thee to kill me, and let me find grace in thy eyes, that I be not afflicted with so great evils.

1 Kings 19:4 And he went forward, one day's journey into the desert. And when he was there, and sat under a juniper tree, he requested for his soul that he might die, and said: It is enough for me, Lord; take away my soul: for I am no better than my fathers.

Jonah 4:3,8 And he prayed to the Lord, and said: I beseech thee, O Lord, is not this what I said, when I was yet in my own country? therefore I went before to flee into Tharsis: for I know that thou art a gracious and merciful God, patient, and of much compassion, and easy to forgive evil. . . .

Revelation 9:6 And in those days, men shall seek death and shall not find it. And they shall desire to die: and death shall fly from them.

dig.

Proverbs 2:4 Then shalt thou understand the fear of the Lord, and shalt find the knowledge of God:

Context
Job Laments His Birth
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:22And they rejoice exceedingly when they have found the grave?…
Cross References
Revelation 9:6
And in those days, men shall seek death and shall not find it. And they shall desire to die: and death shall fly from them.

Job 3:22
And they rejoice exceedingly when they have found the grave?

Proverbs 2:4
Then shalt thou understand the fear of the Lord, and shalt find the knowledge of God:

Jeremiah 8:3
And death shall be chosen rather than life by all that shall remain of this wicked kindred in all places, which are left, to which I have cast them out, saith the Lord of hosts.

Additional Translations
who long for death that does not come, and search for it like hidden treasure,Which long for death, but it comes not; and dig for it more than for hid treasures;

Who long for death, but it cometh not, And dig for it more than for hid treasures;

who desire death, and obtain it not, digging for it as for treasures;

Who long for death, and it [cometh] not, and dig for it more than for hidden treasures;

Which long for death, but it cometh not; and dig for it more than for hid treasures;

Who long for death, but it cometh not; and dig for it more than for hid treasures;

Who long for death, but it doesn't come; and dig for it more than for hidden treasures,

Who are waiting for death, and it is not, And they seek it above hid treasures.
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