Parallel Verses

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.

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 like a miscarriage which is hidden and put away, I would not exist,
Like infants who never saw light.

Darby Translation

Or as a hidden untimely birth I had not been; as infants that have not seen the 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 rulers who had gold, and whose houses were full of silver; 16 Or as a child dead at birth I might never have come into existence; like young children who have not seen the light. 17 There the passions of the evil are over, and those whose strength has come to an end have rest.


Cross References

Psalm 58:8

Let them be like an after-birth which is turned to water and comes to an end; like the fruit of a woman who gives birth before her time, let them not see the sun.

1 Corinthians 15:8

And last of all, as by one whose birth was out of the right time, he was seen by me.

Ecclesiastes 6:3

If a man has a hundred children, and his life is long so that the days of his years are great in number, but his soul takes no pleasure in good, and he is not honoured at his death; I say that a birth before its time is better than he.

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