New Living Translation
because he did not kill me at birth. Oh, that I had died in my mother's womb, that her body had been my grave!
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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LibraryJeremiah, a Lesson for the Disappointed.
"Be not afraid of their faces: for I am with thee to deliver thee, saith the Lord."--Jeremiah i. 8. The Prophets were ever ungratefully treated by the Israelites, they were resisted, their warnings neglected, their good services forgotten. But there was this difference between the earlier and the later Prophets; the earlier lived and died in honour among their people,--in outward honour; though hated and thwarted by the wicked, they were exalted to high places, and ruled in the congregation. …
John Henry Newman—Parochial and Plain Sermons, Vol. VIII
Meditations for the Morning.
The Ninth Commandment
Curse that day for failing to shut my mother's womb, for letting me be born to see all this trouble.
"Why wasn't I born dead? Why didn't I die as I came from the womb?
"'Why, then, did you deliver me from my mother's womb? Why didn't you let me die at birth?
It would be as though I had never existed, going directly from the womb to the grave.
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