Parallel Verses

New American Standard Bible

"Or like a miscarriage which is discarded, I would not be, As infants that never saw light.

King James Version

Or as an hidden untimely birth I had not been; as infants which never saw light.

Holman Bible

Or [why] was I not hidden like a miscarried child, like infants who never see daylight?

International Standard Version

"Or why was I not buried like a stillborn child, like babies who never saw the light?

A Conservative Version

Or I should have been as a hidden untimely birth, as infants that never saw light.

American Standard Version

Or as a hidden untimely birth I had not been, As infants that never saw light.

Amplified

Or [why] was I not a miscarriage, hidden and put away, as infants who never saw light?

Bible in Basic English

Or as a child dead at birth I might never have come into existence; like young children who have not seen the light.

Darby Translation

Or as a hidden untimely birth I had not been; as infants that have not seen the light.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

Or, why was I not hidden as an untimely birth, as infants who never saw light?

Julia Smith Translation

Or as a hidden abortion I shall not be; as children they saw not light.

King James 2000

Or as a hidden untimely birth, I had not been; as infants who never saw light.

Lexham Expanded Bible

Or [why] was I not hidden like a miscarriage, like infants [who] did not see [the] light?

Modern King James verseion

or as a hidden untimely birth I would not have been, like infants who did not see light.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

O that I utterly had no being, or were as a thing born out of time that is put aside, either as young children, which never saw the light.

NET Bible

Or why was I not buried like a stillborn infant, like infants who have never seen the light?

New Heart English Bible

or as a hidden untimely birth I had not been, as infants who never saw light.

The Emphasized Bible

Or that, like an untimely birth hidden away, I had not come into being, like infants that never saw light:

Webster

Or as a hidden untimely birth I had not been; as infants which never saw light.

World English Bible

or as a hidden untimely birth I had not been, as infants who never saw light.

Youngs Literal Translation

(Or as a hidden abortion I am not, As infants -- they have not seen light.)

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
Or as an hidden
טמן 
Taman 
Usage: 31

נפל נפל 
Nephel 
Usage: 3

I had not been as infants
עלל עולל 
`owlel 
Usage: 21

Context Readings

Job Wishes He Had Died

15 Or with princes who had gold, Who were filling their houses with silver. 16 "Or like a miscarriage which is discarded, I would not be, As infants that never saw light. 17 "There the wicked cease from raging, And there the weary are at rest.


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.

1 Corinthians 15:8

and last of all, as to one untimely born, He appeared to me also.

Ecclesiastes 6:3

If a man fathers a hundred children and lives many years, however many they be, but his soul is not satisfied with good things and he does not even have a proper burial, then I say, "Better the miscarriage than he,



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