New American Standard Bible
"Why did I not die at birth, Come forth from the womb and expire?
King James Bible
Why died I not from the womb? why did I not give up the ghost when I came out of the belly?
Darby Bible Translation
Wherefore did I not die from the womb, come forth from the belly and expire?
World English Bible
"Why didn't I die from the womb? Why didn't I give up the spirit when my mother bore me?
Young's Literal Translation
Why from the womb do I not die? From the belly I have come forth and gasp!
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
Why died I not from the womb? - Why did I not die as soon as I was born? Why were any pains taken to keep me alive? The suggestion of this question leads Job in the following verses into the beautiful description, of what he would have been if he had then died. He complains, therefore, that any pains were taken by his friends to keep him alive, and that he was not suffered peacefully to expire.
Gave up the ghost - A phrase that is often used in the English version of the Bible to denote death; Genesis 49:33; Job 11:20; Job 14:10; Jeremiah 15:9; Matthew 27:50; Acts 5:10. It conveys an idea, however, which is not necessarily in the original, though the idea in itself is not incorrect. The idea conveyed by the phrase is that of yielding up the "spirit" or "soul," while the sense of the original here and elsewhere is simply "to expire, to die."
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?
Death Swallowed up in victory
Meditations for the Morning.
Because it did not shut the opening of my mother's womb, Or hide trouble from my eyes.
"Why did the knees receive me, And why the breasts, that I should suck?
'Why then have You brought me out of the womb? Would that I had died and no eye had seen me!
'I should have been as though I had not been, Carried from womb to tomb.'
So I congratulated the dead who are already dead more than the living who are still living.
But better off than both of them is the one who has never existed, who has never seen the evil activity that is done under the sun.
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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