Jeremiah 20:17
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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.

Jeremiah 20:17 Parallel
Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

And let him hear the cry - Let him be in continual alarms.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

he slew.

Job 3:10,11,16 Because it shut not up the doors of my mother's womb, nor hid sorrow from my eyes...

Job 10:18,19 Why then have you brought me forth out of the womb? Oh that I had given up the ghost, and no eye had seen me!...

Ecclesiastes 6:3 If a man beget an hundred children, and live many years, so that the days of his years be many, and his soul be not filled with good...

The Revelation to which the Scripture of the Old Testament Owes Its Existence.
"O Lord, . . . Thou art stronger than I, and hast prevailed."--Jer. xx. 7. The understanding of the Holy Spirit's work in Scripture requires us to distinguish the preparation, and the formation that was the outcome of the preparation. We will discuss these two separately. The Holy Spirit prepared for Scripture by the operations which from Paradise to Patmos supernaturally apprehended the sinful life of this world, and thus raised up believing men who formed the developing Church. This will seem very
Abraham Kuyper—The Work of the Holy Spirit

The Baptist's Inquiry and Jesus' Discourse Suggested Thereby.
(Galilee.) ^A Matt. XI. 2-30; ^C Luke VII. 18-35. ^c 18 And the disciples of John told him of all these things. ^a 2 Now when John had heard in the prison the works of Christ, he sent by his disciples ^c 19 And John calling unto him two of his disciples sent them unto the Lord [John had been cast into prison about December, a.d. 27, and it was now after the Passover, possibly in May or June, a.d. 28. Herod Antipas had cast John into prison because John had reproved him for taking his brother's wife.
J. W. McGarvey—The Four-Fold Gospel

Cross References
Job 3:10
for it did not shut the doors of the womb on me to hide trouble from my eyes.

Job 3:11
"Why did I not perish at birth, and die as I came from the womb?

Job 10:18
"Why then did you bring me out of the womb? I wish I had died before any eye saw me.

Job 10:19
If only I had never come into being, or had been carried straight from the womb to the grave!

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