Never Being Born

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Matthew 26:24

The Son of Man is going just as it is written about him, but woe to that man by whom the Son of Man is betrayed! It would be better for him if that man had not been born."

Ecclesiastes 4:2-3

So I deemed the dead who have already died more [fortunate] than the living who are still alive. But better [off] than both of them is the one who has not yet been born and has not seen the evil deeds that are done under the sun.

Job 3:1-19

{Afterward} Job opened his mouth and cursed his day. Thus Job {spoke up} and said, "Let [the] day perish on which I was born, and the night that said, 'A man-child is conceived.'read more.
Let that day become darkness; may God not seek it from above, nor may daylight shine on it. Let darkness and deep shadow claim it; let clouds settle on it; let them terrify it [with the] blackness of day. Let darkness seize that night; let it not rejoice among [the] days of [the] year; let it not enter among [the] number of [the] months. Look, let that night become barren; let a joyful song not enter it. Let those who curse the day curse it, those who are skilled at rousing Leviathan. Let the stars of its dawn be dark; let it hope for light but there be none, and let it not see [the] eyelids of dawn because it did not shut the doors of my [mother's] womb, nor did it hide trouble from my eyes. "Why did I not die at birth? [Why] did I [not] come forth from [the] womb and expire? Why did [the] knees receive me and the breasts, that I could suck? For now I would lie down, and I would be at peace; I would be asleep; then {I would be at rest} with kings and counselors of [the] earth, who {rebuild} ruins for themselves, or with high officials {who have gold}, who fill up their houses [with] silver. Or [why] was I not hidden like a miscarriage, like infants [who] did not see [the] light? There [the] wicked cease from troubling, and there [the] {weary} are at rest; [the] prisoners are at ease together; they do not hear [the] oppressor's voice. [The] small and [the] great [are] there, and [the] slave [is] free from his masters.

Job 3:16

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

Job 10:19

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

Jeremiah 15:10

Woe to me, my mother, that you gave birth to me, a man of contention and quarreling {to the whole land}. I have not lent out and {I have not borrowed}. All of them [are] cursing me.

Mark 14:21

For the Son of Man is going just as it is written about him, but woe to that man by whom the Son of Man is betrayed! [It would be] better for him if that man had not been born."

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