Job 3:23
Good News Translation
God keeps their future hidden and hems them in on every side.

Contemporary English Version
Why do I go on living when God has me surrounded, and I can't see the road?

Douay-Rheims Bible
To a man whose way is hidden, and God hath surrounded him with darkness?

New American Bible
A man whose path is hidden from him, one whom God has hemmed in!

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

To a man whose way is hidden, and God hath surrounded him with darkness?

whose way.

Isaiah 40:27 Why sayest thou, O Jacob, and speakest, O Israel: My way is hid from the Lord, and my judgment is passed over from my God?

hedged in.

Job 12:14 If he pull down, there is no man that can build up: if he shut up a man, there is none that can open.

Job 19:8 He hath hedged in my path round about, and I cannot pass, and in my way he hath set darkness.

Psalm 31:8 And thou hast not shut me up in the hands of the enemy: thou hast set my feet in a spacious place.

Lamentations 3:7,9 Ghimel. He hath built against me round about, that I may not get out: he hath made my fetters heavy. . . .

Hosea 2:6 Wherefore, behold, I will hedge up thy way with thorns, and I will stop it up with a wall, and she shall not find her paths.

Context
Job Laments His Birth
22And they rejoice exceedingly when they have found the grave? 23To a man whose way is hidden, and God hath surrounded him with darkness?24Before I eat I sigh: and as overflowing waters, so is my roaring:…
Cross References
Job 3:22
And they rejoice exceedingly when they have found the grave?

Job 19:6
At least now understand, that God hath not afflicted me with an equal judgment, and compassed me with his scourges.

Job 19:8
He hath hedged in my path round about, and I cannot pass, and in my way he hath set darkness.

Psalm 88:8
Thou hast put away my acquaintance far from me: they have set me an abomination to themselves. I was delivered up, and came not forth:

Lamentations 3:7
Ghimel. He hath built against me round about, that I may not get out: he hath made my fetters heavy.

Additional Translations
Why is life given to a man whose way is hidden, whom God has hedged in?Why is light given to a man whose way is hid, and whom God has hedged in?

Why is light given to a man whose way is hid, And whom God hath hedged in?

Death is rest to such a man, for God has hedged him in.

To the man whose way is hidden, and whom +God hath hedged in?

Why is light given to a man whose way is hid, and whom God hath hedged in?

Why is light given to a man whose way is hid, and whom God hath hedged in?

Why is light given to a man whose way is hidden, whom God has hedged in?

To a man whose way hath been hidden, And whom God doth shut up?
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