New International Version
For he did not kill me in the womb, with my mother as my grave, her womb enlarged forever.
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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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
And let him hear the cry - Let him be in continual alarms.
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for it did not shut the doors of the womb on me to hide trouble from my eyes.
"Why did I not perish at birth, and die as I came from the womb?
"Why then did you bring me out of the womb? I wish I had died before any eye saw me.
If only I had never come into being, or had been carried straight from the womb to the grave!
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