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7 Bible Verses about Never Being Born

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Matthew 26:24

The Son of man goes as it is written of him, but woe unto that man by whom the Son of man is betrayed! It had been good for that man if he had not been born.

Ecclesiastes 4:2-3

Therefore I praised the dead who are already dead more than the living who are yet alive. And I thought that better is he than both of them who has not yet been, who has not seen the evil works that are done under the sun.

Job 3:1-19

After this Job opened his mouth and cursed his day. And Job spoke and said, Let the day perish in which I was born and the night in which it was said, There is a man child more.
Let that day be darkness; let not God regard it from above; neither let the light shine upon it. Let darkness and the shadow of death redeem it; let a cloud dwell upon it; let the blackness of the day terrify it. As for that night, let darkness seize upon it; let it not be joined unto the days of the year; let it not come into the number of the months. O, let that night be solitary; let no song come therein! Let them curse it that curse the day, who are ready to raise up their mourning. Let the stars of its dawn be darkened; they waited for light, but have none; neither let them see the dawning of the day; because it did not shut up the doors of my mother's womb nor hide the misery from my eyes. Why did I not die from the womb? Why did I not give up the spirit when I came out of the belly? Why did the knees receive me? Of what use the breasts that I should suck? For now I should have lain still and been quiet; I should have slept; then I would have been at rest, with the kings and the counsellors of the earth, who built desolate places for themselves; or with princes that had gold, who filled their houses with silver. Or, why was I not hidden as an untimely birth, as infants who never saw light? There the wicked cease from troubling; and there the weary are at rest. There the prisoners rest together, they do not hear the voice of the oppressor. The small and the great are there, and the slave is free from his master.

Job 3:16

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

Job 10:19

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

Jeremiah 15:10

Woe is me, my mother, that thou hast borne me a man of strife and a man of contention to the whole earth! I have neither lent on usury, nor men have lent to me on usury; yet every one of them curses me.

Mark 14:21

The Son of man indeed goes, as it is written of him, but woe to that man by whom the Son of man is betrayed! good were it for that man if he had never been born.

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