Ecclesiastes 6:3
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New Living Translation
A man might have a hundred children and live to be very old. But if he finds no satisfaction in life and doesn't even get a decent burial, it would have been better for him to be born dead.

King James Bible
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, and also that he have no burial; I say, that an untimely birth is better than he.

Darby Bible Translation
If a man beget a hundred sons, and live many years, so that the days of his years be many, but his soul be not filled with good, and also he have no burial, I say an untimely birth is better than he.

World English Bible
If a man fathers a hundred children, and lives many years, so that the days of his years are many, but his soul is not filled with good, and moreover he has no burial; I say, that a stillborn child is better than he:

Young's Literal Translation
If a man doth beget a hundred, and live many years, and is great, because they are the days of his years, and his soul is not satisfied from the goodness, and also he hath not had a grave, I have said, 'Better than he is the untimely birth.'

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Wesley's Notes on the Bible

6:3 With good - He hath not a contented mind and comfortable enjoyment of his estate. Is better - Which as it never enjoyed the comforts, so it never felt the calamities of life.

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Job 3:16
Why wasn't I buried like a stillborn child, like a baby who never lives to see the light?

Psalm 58:8
May they be like snails that dissolve into slime, like a stillborn child who will never see the sun.

Ecclesiastes 4:3
But most fortunate of all are those who are not yet born. For they have not seen all the evil that is done under the sun.

Ecclesiastes 6:4
His birth would have been meaningless, and he would have ended in darkness. He wouldn't even have had a name,

Isaiah 14:20
You will not be given a proper burial, for you have destroyed your nation and slaughtered your people. The descendants of such an evil person will never again receive honor.

Jeremiah 8:2
They will spread out their bones on the ground before the sun, moon, and stars--the gods my people have loved, served, and worshiped. Their bones will not be gathered up again or buried but will be scattered on the ground like manure.

Jeremiah 22:19
He will be buried like a dead donkey--dragged out of Jerusalem and dumped outside the gates!

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