New International Version
for it did not shut the doors of the womb on me to 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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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Because it shut not up the doors - Here is the reason why he curses the day and the night in which he was conceived and born; because, had he never been brought into existence, he would never have seen trouble. It seems, however, very harsh that he should have wished the destruction of his mother, in order that his birth might have been prevented; and I rather think Job's execration did not extend thus far. The Targum understands the passage as speaking of the umbilical cord, by which the fetus is nourished in its mother's womb: had this been shut up, there must have been a miscarriage, or he must have been dead born; and thus sorrow would have been hidden from his eyes. This seeming gloss is much nearer the letter and spirit of the Hebrew than is generally imagined. I shall quote the words: כי לא סגר דלתי בטני ki lo sagar dalthey bitni, because it did not shut up the doors of my belly. This is much more consistent with the feelings of humanity, than to wish his mother's womb to have been his grave.
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There remaineth therefore a rest to the people of God.--HEB. 4:9. There the wicked cease from troubling; and there the weary be at rest. There the prisoners rest together; they hear not the voice of the oppressor. Blessed are the dead which die in the Lord from henceforth; they . . . rest from their labours; and their works do follow them. Our friend Lazarus sleepeth . . . Jesus spake of his death: but they thought that he had spoken of taking of rest in sleep. We that are in this tabernacle do groan, …
Anonymous—Daily Light on the Daily Path
A Prayer when one Begins to be Sick.
The Rich Sinner Dying. Psa. 49:6,9; Eccl. 8:8; Job 3:14,15.
The Poetical Books (Including Also Ecclesiastes and Canticles).
May its morning stars become dark; may it wait for daylight in vain and not see the first rays of dawn,
"Why did I not perish at birth, and die as I came from the womb?
For he did not kill me in the womb, with my mother as my grave, her womb enlarged forever.
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