Job 3:6
New International Version
That night--may thick darkness seize it; may it not be included among the days of the year nor be entered in any of the months.

New Living Translation
Let that night be blotted off the calendar, never again to be counted among the days of the year, never again to appear among the months.

English Standard Version
That night—let thick darkness seize it! Let it not rejoice among the days of the year; let it not come into the number of the months.

Berean Study Bible
If only darkness had taken that night away! May it not appear among the days of the year; may it never be entered in any of the months.

King James Bible
As for that night, let darkness seize upon it; let it not be joined unto the days of the year, let it not come into the number of the months.

New King James Version
As for that night, may darkness seize it; May it not rejoice among the days of the year, May it not come into the number of the months.

New American Standard Bible
As for that night, may darkness seize it; May it not rejoice among the days of the year; May it not come into the number of the months.

NASB 1995
"As for that night, let darkness seize it; Let it not rejoice among the days of the year; Let it not come into the number of the months.

NASB 1977
As for that night, let darkness seize it; Let it not rejoice among the days of the year; Let it not come into the number of the months.

Amplified Bible
“As for that night, let darkness seize it; Let it not rejoice among the days of the year; Let it not be counted in the number of the months.

Christian Standard Bible
If only darkness had taken that night away! May it not appear among the days of the year or be listed in the calendar.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
If only darkness had taken that night away! May it not appear among the days of the year or be listed in the calendar.

American Standard Version
As for that night, let thick darkness seize upon it: Let it not rejoice among the days of the year; Let it not come into the number of the months.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Let that night cover it in blackness. That day not shall be counted in the number of the days of the year and in the number of the months it shall not enter

Brenton Septuagint Translation
let that day and night be cursed, let darkness carry them away; let it not come into the days of the year, neither let it be numbered with the days of the months.

Contemporary English Version
Erase that night from the calendar and conceal it with darkness.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Let a darksome whirlwind seize upon that night, let it not be counted in the days of the year, nor numbered in the months.

English Revised Version
As for that night, let thick darkness seize upon it: let it not rejoice among the days of the year; let it not come into the number of the months.

Good News Translation
Blot that night out of the year, and never let it be counted again;

GOD'S WORD® Translation
"That night- let the blackness take it away. Let it not be included in the days of the year or be numbered among the months.

International Standard Version
Let darkness carry that night away; let it not take its place joyfully among the days of the year; let it not be entered into the calendar.

JPS Tanakh 1917
As for that night, let thick darkness seize upon it; Let it not rejoice among the days of the year; Let it not come into the number of the months.

Literal Standard Version
That night—let thick darkness take it, "" Let it not be united to days of the year, "" Let it not come into the number of months.

NET Bible
That night--let darkness seize it; let it not be included among the days of the year; let it not enter among the number of the months!

New Heart English Bible
As for that night, let thick darkness seize on it. Let it not rejoice among the days of the year. Let it not come into the number of the months.

World English Bible
As for that night, let thick darkness seize on it. Let it not rejoice among the days of the year. Let it not come into the number of the months.

Young's Literal Translation
That night -- let thick darkness take it, Let it not be united to days of the year, Into the number of months let it not come.

Additional Translations ...
Context
Job Laments His Birth
5May darkness and gloom reclaim it, and a cloud settle over it; may the blackness of the day overwhelm it. 6If only darkness had taken that night away! May it not appear among the days of the year; may it never be entered in any of the months. 7Behold, may that night be barren; may no joyful voice come into it.…

Cross References
Job 3:5
May darkness and gloom reclaim it, and a cloud settle over it; may the blackness of the day overwhelm it.

Job 3:7
Behold, may that night be barren; may no joyful voice come into it.


Treasury of Scripture

As for that night, let darkness seize on it; let it not be joined to the days of the year, let it not come into the number of the months.

let it not be joined unto the days.

Job 3:6
As for that night, let darkness seize upon it; let it not be joined unto the days of the year, let it not come into the number of the months.









(6) Let it not be joined.--Rather, let it not rejoice among, as one of the glorious procession of nights.

Verse 6. - As for that night. The night, that is, of Job's conception (see above, ver. 3). Let darkness seize upon it. The Revised Version has thick darkness but this is unnecessary. Let it not be joined unto the days of the year. According to the Massorites' pointing, we should translate, "Let it not rejoice among the days of the year;" and so the Revised Version. But many of the best critics prefer the pointing which is followed by the LXX. and by King James's translators. The succeeding clause strongly supports this interpretation. Let it not come into the number of the months (comp. ver. 3, and the comment on it). Job wishes the day of his birth and the night of his conception to be utterly blotted out from the calendar; but, aware that this is impossible, he subsides into a milder class of imprecations.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
If only darkness
אֹ֥פֶל (’ō·p̄el)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 652: Darkness, gloom

had taken
הַהוּא֮ (ha·hū)
Article | Pronoun - third person masculine singular
Strong's 1931: He, self, the same, this, that, as, are

that night
הַלַּ֥יְלָה (hal·lay·lāh)
Article | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 3915: A twist, night, adversity

away!
יִקָּחֵ֪ה֫וּ (yiq·qā·ḥê·hū)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - third person masculine singular | third person masculine singular
Strong's 3947: To take

May it not
אַל־ (’al-)
Adverb
Strong's 408: Not

appear
יִ֭חַדְּ (yi·ḥad)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect Jussive - third person masculine singular
Strong's 2302: To be or grow sharp

among the days
בִּימֵ֣י (bî·mê)
Preposition-b | Noun - masculine plural construct
Strong's 3117: A day

of the year,
שָׁנָ֑ה (šā·nāh)
Noun - feminine singular
Strong's 8141: A year

or be entered
יָבֹֽא׃ (yā·ḇō)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 935: To come in, come, go in, go

in any
בְּמִסְפַּ֥ר (bə·mis·par)
Preposition-b | Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's 4557: A number, definite, indefinite, narration

of the months.
יְ֝רָחִ֗ים (yə·rā·ḥîm)
Noun - masculine plural
Strong's 3391: A lunation, month


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