New International Version
"Why did I not perish at birth, and die as I came from the womb?
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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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Why died I not from the womb - As the other circumstance did not take place, why was I not still-born, without the possibility of reviviscence? or, as this did not occur, why did I not die as soon as born? These three things appear to me to be clearly intended here: -
1. Dying in the womb, or never coming to maturity, as in the case of an abortion.
2. Being still-born, without ever being able to breathe.
3. Or, if born alive, dying within a short time after. And to these states he seems to refer in the following verses.
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when I came.
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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).
for it did not shut the doors of the womb on me to hide trouble from my eyes.
Why were there knees to receive me and breasts that I might be nursed?
"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!
And I declared that the dead, who had already died, are happier than the living, who are still alive.
But better than both is the one who has never been born, who has not seen the evil that is done under the sun.
For he did not kill me in the womb, with my mother as my grave, her womb enlarged forever.
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