Jeremiah 20:18



Parallel Verses

New American Standard Bible

Why did I ever come forth from the womb To look on trouble and sorrow, So that my days have been spent in shame?

King James Version

Wherefore came I forth out of the womb to see labour and sorrow, that my days should be consumed with shame?

International Standard Version

Why did I ever come out of the womb to see trouble and sorrow, and to finish my life living in shame?

A Conservative Version

Why did I come forth out of the womb to see labor and sorrow, that my days should be consumed with shame?

American Standard Version

Wherefore came I forth out of the womb to see labor and sorrow, that my days should be consumed with shame?

Amplified

Why did I come out of the womb to see labor and sorrow, that my days should be consumed in shame?

Bible in Basic English

Why did I come from my mother's body to see pain and sorrow, so that my days might be wasted with shame?

Darby Translation

Wherefore came I forth from the womb to see labour and sorrow, that my days should be consumed in shame?

Holman Bible

Why did I come out of the womb to see [only] struggle and sorrow, to end my life in shame?

Jubilee 2000 Bible

Why did I come forth out of the womb? To see labour and sorrow that my days should be consumed with shame?

Julia Smith Translation

Wherefore this came I forth from the womb to see labor and sorrow, and my days shall be finished with shame?

King James 2000

Why came I forth out of the womb to see labor and sorrow, that my days should be consumed with shame?

Lexham Expanded Bible

{Why} did I come out from [the] womb, to see toil, and sorrow, and [to] {end my days in shame}?

Modern King James verseion

Why did I come forth from the womb to see labor and sorrow, that my days should be consumed in shame?

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

Wherefore came I forth of my mother's womb? To have experience of labour and sorrow? And to lead my life with shame?

NET Bible

Why did I ever come forth from my mother's womb? All I experience is trouble and grief, and I spend my days in shame.

New Heart English Bible

Why came I forth out of the womb to see labor and sorrow, that my days should be consumed with shame?

New simplified Bible

Why did I ever come forth from the womb to look on trouble and sorrow? My days have been spent in shame!

The Emphasized Bible

Wherefore was it - That from the womb, I came forth, to see labour and pain; and That in shame should my days be consumed!

Webster

Why was I brought into the world to see labor and sorrow, that my days should be consumed with shame?

World English Bible

Why came I forth out of the womb to see labor and sorrow, that my days should be consumed with shame?

Youngs Literal Translation

Why is this? from the womb I have come out, To see labour and sorrow, Yea, consumed in shame are my days!

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
יצא 
Yatsa' 
....out , ....forth , bring , come , proceed , go , depart ,
Usage: 1068

out of the womb
רחם 
Rechem 
Usage: 26

to see
ראה 
Ra'ah 
Usage: 1308

and sorrow
יגון 
Yagown 
Usage: 14

יום 
Yowm 
Usage: 2293

כּלה 
Kalah 
Usage: 207

References

Hastings

Context Readings

Jeremiah's Lament

17 Because he did not kill me before birth, So that my mother would have been my grave, And her womb ever pregnant. 18 Why did I ever come forth from the womb To look on trouble and sorrow, So that my days have been spent in shame?



Cross References

Job 3:20

"Why is light given to him who suffers, And life to the bitter of soul,

Lamentations 3:1

I am the man who has seen affliction Because of the rod of His wrath.

Job 14:1

"Man, who is born of woman, Is short-lived and full of turmoil.

Psalm 69:19

You know my reproach and my shame and my dishonor; All my adversaries are before You.

1 Corinthians 4:9-13

For, I think, God has exhibited us apostles last of all, as men condemned to death; because we have become a spectacle to the world, both to angels and to men.

Genesis 3:16-19

To the woman He said, "I will greatly multiply Your pain in childbirth, In pain you will bring forth children; Yet your desire will be for your husband, And he will rule over you."

Job 14:13

"Oh that You would hide me in Sheol, That You would conceal me until Your wrath returns to You, That You would set a limit for me and remember me!

Psalm 90:9-10

For all our days have declined in Your fury; We have finished our years like a sigh.

Isaiah 1:6

From the sole of the foot even to the head There is nothing sound in it, Only bruises, welts and raw wounds, Not pressed out or bandaged, Nor softened with oil.

Isaiah 51:7

"Listen to Me, you who know righteousness, A people in whose heart is My law; Do not fear the reproach of man, Nor be dismayed at their revilings.

Jeremiah 8:18

My sorrow is beyond healing, My heart is faint within me!

Lamentations 1:12

"Is it nothing to all you who pass this way? Look and see if there is any pain like my pain Which was severely dealt out to me, Which the LORD inflicted on the day of His fierce anger.

John 16:20

"Truly, truly, I say to you, that you will weep and lament, but the world will rejoice; you will grieve, but your grief will be turned into joy.

Acts 5:41

So they went on their way from the presence of the Council, rejoicing that they had been considered worthy to suffer shame for His name.

2 Timothy 1:12

For this reason I also suffer these things, but I am not ashamed; for I know whom I have believed and I am convinced that He is able to guard what I have entrusted to Him until that day.

Hebrews 10:36

For you have need of endurance, so that when you have done the will of God, you may receive what was promised.

Hebrews 11:36

and others experienced mockings and scourgings, yes, also chains and imprisonment.

Hebrews 12:2

fixing our eyes on Jesus, the author and perfecter of faith, who for the joy set before Him endured the cross, despising the shame, and has sat down at the right hand of the throne of God.

Hebrews 13:13

So, let us go out to Him outside the camp, bearing His reproach.

1 Peter 4:14-16

If you are reviled for the name of Christ, you are blessed, because the Spirit of glory and of God rests on you.



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