New American Standard Bible
Because it did not shut the opening of my mother's womb, Or hide trouble from my eyes.
King James Bible
Because it shut not up the doors of my mother's womb, nor hid sorrow from mine eyes.
Darby Bible Translation
Because it shut not up the doors of the womb that bore me, and hid not trouble from mine eyes.
World English Bible
because it didn't shut up the doors of my mother's womb, nor did it hide trouble from my eyes.
Young's Literal Translation
Because it hath not shut the doors Of the womb that was mine! And hide misery from mine eyes.
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
Because it shut not up ... - That is, because the accursed day and night did not do it. Aben Ezra supposes that God is meant here, and that the complaint of Job is that he did not close his mother's womb. But the more natural interpretation is to refer it to the Νυχθήμεροι Nuchthēmeroi - the night and the day which he had been cursing, on which he was born. Throughout the description the day and the night are personified, and are spoken of as active in introducing him into the world. He here curses them because they did not wholly prevent his birth.
Nor hid sorrow from mine eyes - By preventing my being born. The meaning is, that he would not have known sorrow if he had then died.
LibraryThe Sorrowful Man's Question
"Why is light given to a man whose way is hid, and whom God hath hedged in?"--Job 3:23. I AM VERY THANKFUL that so many of you are glad and happy. There is none too much joy in the world, and the more that any of us can create, the better. It should be a part of our happiness, and a man part of it, to try to make other people glad. "Comfort ye, comfort ye my people," is a commission which many of us ought to feel is entrusted to us. If your own cup of joy is full, let it run over to others who …
Charles Haddon Spurgeon—Spurgeon's Sermons Volume 46: 1900
Whether it is Lawful to Curse an Irrational Creature?
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Meditations for the Morning.
"Let the stars of its twilight be darkened; Let it wait for light but have none, And let it not see the breaking dawn;
"Why did I not die at birth, Come forth from the womb and expire?
Because he did not kill me before birth, So that my mother would have been my grave, And her womb ever pregnant.
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