Job 10:19
New International Version
If only I had never come into being, or had been carried straight from the womb to the grave!

New Living Translation
It would be as though I had never existed, going directly from the womb to the grave.

English Standard Version
and were as though I had not been, carried from the womb to the grave.

Berean Study Bible
If only I had never come to be, but had been carried from the womb to the grave.

King James Bible
I should have been as though I had not been; I should have been carried from the womb to the grave.

New King James Version
I would have been as though I had not been. I would have been carried from the womb to the grave.

New American Standard Bible
‘I should have been as though I had not been, Brought from womb to tomb.’

NASB 1995
'I should have been as though I had not been, Carried from womb to tomb.'

NASB 1977
‘I should have been as though I had not been, Carried from womb to tomb.’

Amplified Bible
‘I should have been as though I had not existed; [I should have been] carried from the womb to the grave.’

Christian Standard Bible
I wish I had never existed but had been carried from the womb to the grave.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
I wish I had never existed but had been carried from the womb to the grave.

American Standard Version
I should have been as though I had not been; I should have been carried from the womb to the grave.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
and I become as if I had not been? for why was I not carried from the womb to the grave?

Contemporary English Version
and been carried to the grave without ever breathing.

Douay-Rheims Bible
I should have been as if I had not been, carried from the womb to the grave.

English Revised Version
I should have been as though I had not been; I should have been carried from the womb to the grave.

Good News Translation
To go from the womb straight to the grave would have been as good as never existing.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Then it would be as if I had never existed, as if I had been carried from the womb to the tomb.

International Standard Version
as if I had never existed; carried from the womb to the grave.

JPS Tanakh 1917
I should have been as though I had not been; I should have been carried from the womb to the grave.

Literal Standard Version
I am as [if] I had not been, "" I am brought from the belly to the grave,

NET Bible
I should have been as though I had never existed; I should have been carried right from the womb to the grave!

New Heart English Bible
I should have been as though I had not been. I should have been carried from the womb to the grave.

World English Bible
I should have been as though I had not been. I should have been carried from the womb to the grave.

Young's Literal Translation
As I had not been, I am, From the belly to the grave I am brought,

Additional Translations ...
Study Bible
Job's Plea to God
18Why then did You bring me from the womb? Oh, that I had died, and no eye had seen me! 19If only I had never come to be, but had been carried from the womb to the grave. 20Are my days not few? Withdraw from me, that I may have a little comfort,…

Cross References
Job 3:11
Why did I not perish at birth; why did I not die as I came from the womb?

Job 10:18
Why then did You bring me from the womb? Oh, that I had died, and no eye had seen me!

Job 10:20
Are my days not few? Withdraw from me, that I may have a little comfort,

Job 23:17
Yet I am not silenced by the darkness, by the thick darkness that covers my face.

Jeremiah 20:17
because he did not kill me in the womb so that my mother might have been my grave, and her womb forever enlarged.


Treasury of Scripture

I should have been as though I had not been; I should have been carried from the womb to the grave.

Psalm 58:8
As a snail which melteth, let every one of them pass away: like the untimely birth of a woman, that they may not see the sun.









Verse 19. - I should have been as though I had not been; I should have been carried from the womb to the grave. So short an existence would have been the next thing to no existence at all, and would have equally satisfied my wishes.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Lexicon
If only
כַּאֲשֶׁ֣ר (ka·’ă·šer)
Preposition-k | Pronoun - relative
Strong's Hebrew 834: Who, which, what, that, when, where, how, because, in order that

I had never
לֹא־ (lō-)
Adverb - Negative particle
Strong's Hebrew 3808: Not, no

come
הָיִ֣יתִי (hā·yî·ṯî)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 1961: To fall out, come to pass, become, be

to be,
אֶהְיֶ֑ה (’eh·yeh)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 1961: To fall out, come to pass, become, be

but had been carried
אוּבָֽל׃ (’ū·ḇāl)
Verb - Hofal - Imperfect - first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 2986: To conduct, bear along

from the womb
מִ֝בֶּ֗טֶן (mib·be·ṭen)
Preposition-m | Noun - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 990: The belly, the womb, the bosom, body of anything

to the grave.
לַקֶּ֥בֶר (laq·qe·ḇer)
Preposition-l, Article | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 6913: A grave, sepulcher


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