Parallel Verses

New American Standard Bible

‘I should have been as though I had not been,
Carried from womb to tomb.’

King James Version

I should have been as though I had not been; I should have been carried from the womb to the grave.

Holman Bible

I wish I had never existed
but had been carried from the womb to the grave.

International Standard Version

as if I had never existed; carried from the womb to the grave.

A Conservative Version

I should have been as though I had not been. I should have been carried from the womb to the grave.

American Standard Version

I should have been as though I had not been; I should have been carried from the womb to the grave.

Amplified

I should have been as though I had not existed; I should have been carried from the womb to the grave.

Bible in Basic English

And for me to have been as if I had not been; to have been taken from my mother's body straight to my last resting-place.

Darby Translation

I should be as though I had not been; I should have been carried from the womb to the grave.

Julia Smith Translation

I shall be as I was not; I shall be brought from the womb to the grave.

King James 2000

I would have been as though I had not been; I would have been carried from the womb to the grave.

Lexham Expanded Bible

I should have been as though I had not been; I should have been brought from [the] womb to the grave.

Modern King James verseion

I should have been as though I had not been; I would have been carried from the womb to the grave.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

If they had carried me to my grave as soon as I was born, then should I be now, as though I had never been.

NET Bible

I should have been as though I had never existed; I should have been carried right from the womb to the grave!

New Heart English Bible

I should have been as though I had not been. I should have been carried from the womb to the grave.

The Emphasized Bible

As though I had not been, should I have become, - from the womb to the grave, might I have been borne.

Webster

I should have been as though I had not been; I should have been carried from the womb to the grave.

World English Bible

I should have been as though I had not been. I should have been carried from the womb to the grave.

Youngs Literal Translation

As I had not been, I am, From the belly to the grave I am brought,

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
יבל 
Yabal 
Usage: 18

from the womb
בּטן 
Beten 
Usage: 72

Context Readings

Job Continues His Response To Bildad

18 Why then have You brought me out of the womb?
Would that I had died and no eye had seen me!
19 ‘I should have been as though I had not been,
Carried from womb to tomb.’
20 “Would He not let my few days alone?
Withdraw from me that I may have a little cheer



Cross References

Psalm 58:8

Let them be as a snail which melts away as it goes along,
Like the miscarriages of a woman which never see the sun.

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