Jeremiah 20:17
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New American Standard Bible
Because he did not kill me before birth, So that my mother would have been my grave, And her womb ever pregnant.

King James Bible
Because he slew me not from the womb; or that my mother might have been my grave, and her womb to be always great with me.

Darby Bible Translation
because he slew me not from the womb. Or would that my mother had been my grave, and her womb always great with me!

World English Bible
because he didn't kill me from the womb; and so my mother would have been my grave, and her womb always great.

Young's Literal Translation
Because he hath not put me to death from the womb, And my mother is to me -- my grave, And her womb a pregnancy age-during.

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One Thing is Needful;
or, SERIOUS MEDITATIONS UPON THE FOUR LAST THINGS: DEATH, JUDGMENT, HEAVEN, AND HELL UNTO WHICH IS ADDED EBAL AND GERIZZIM, OR THE BLESSING AND THE CURSE, by John Bunyan. London: Printed for Nath. Ponder, at the Peacock in the Poultry, 1688.[1] ADVERTISEMENT BY THE EDITOR. According to Charles Doe, in that curious sheet called The Struggler for the Preservation of Mr. John Bunyan's Labours, these poems were published about the year 1664, while the author was suffering imprisonment for conscience
John Bunyan—The Works of John Bunyan Volumes 1-3

The Hindrances to Mourning
What shall we do to get our heart into this mourning frame? Do two things. Take heed of those things which will stop these channels of mourning; put yourselves upon the use of all means that will help forward holy mourning. Take heed of those things which will stop the current of tears. There are nine hindrances of mourning. 1 The love of sin. The love of sin is like a stone in the pipe which hinders the current of water. The love of sin makes sin taste sweet and this sweetness in sin bewitches the
Thomas Watson—The Beatitudes: An Exposition of Matthew 5:1-12

Cross References
Job 3:10
Because it did not shut the opening of my mother's womb, Or hide trouble from my eyes.

Job 3:11
"Why did I not die at birth, Come forth from the womb and expire?

Job 10:18
'Why then have You brought me out of the womb? Would that I had died and no eye had seen me!

Job 10:19
'I should have been as though I had not been, Carried from womb to tomb.'

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