Job 3:26
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English Standard Version
I am not at ease, nor am I quiet; I have no rest, but trouble comes.”

King James Bible
I was not in safety, neither had I rest, neither was I quiet; yet trouble came.

American Standard Version
I am not at ease, neither am I quiet, neither have I rest; But trouble cometh.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Have I not dissembled ? have I not kept silence ? have I not been quiet? and indignation is come upon me.

English Revised Version
I am not at ease, neither am I quiet, neither have I rest; but trouble cometh.

Webster's Bible Translation
I was not in safety, neither had I rest, neither was I quiet; yet trouble came.

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Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

20 Why is light given to the wretched,

And life to the sorrowful in soul?

21 Who wait for death, and he comes not,

Who dig after him more than for treasure,

22 Who rejoice with exceeding joy,

Who are enraptured, when they can find the grave?

23 To the man whose way is hidden,

And whom Eloah hath hedged round?

The descriptive partt. Job 3:21, Job 3:22, are continued in predicative clauses, which are virtually relative clauses; Job 3:21 has the fut. consec., since the sufferers are regarded as now at least dead; Job 3:22 the simple fut., since their longing for the grave is placed before the eye (on this transition from the part. to the verb. fin., vid., Ges. 134, rem. (2). Schlottm. and Hahn wrongly translate: who would dig (instead of do dig) for him more than for treasure. אלי־גיל (with poetical אלי instead of אל) might signify, accompanied by rejoicing, i.e., the cry and gesture of joy. The translation usque ad exultationem, is however, more appropriate here as well as in Hosea 9:1. With Job 3:23 Job refers to himself: he is the man whose way of suffering is mysterious and prospectless, and whom God has penned in on all sides (a fig. like Job 19:8; comp. Lamentations 3:5). סכך, sepire, above, Job 1:10, to hedge round for protection, here: forcibly straiten.

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yet trouble came.

Job 27:9 Will God hear his cry when trouble comes on him?

Psalm 143:11 Quicken me, O LORD, for your name's sake: for your righteousness' sake bring my soul out of trouble.

Cross References
Job 4:1
Then Eliphaz the Temanite answered and said:

Job 7:13
When I say, 'My bed will comfort me, my couch will ease my complaint,'

Job 7:14
then you scare me with dreams and terrify me with visions,

Job 30:26
But when I hoped for good, evil came, and when I waited for light, darkness came.

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