Job 3:11

“Why died I not from the womb? why did I not give up the ghost when I came out of the belly?”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations for Job 3:11

Why died I not from the wombe? why did I not giue vp the ghost when I came out of the bellie?
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"Why did I not die at birth, Come forth from the womb and expire?
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Why died I not from the womb? Why did I not give up the ghost when my mother bare me?
- American Standard Version (1901)

Why did death not take me when I came out of my mother's body, why did I not, when I came out, give up my last breath?
- Basic English Bible

Wherefore did I not die from the womb, -- come forth from the belly and expire?
- Darby Bible

Why died I not from the womb? why did I not expire at the time of my birth?
- Webster's Bible

Why didn't I die from the womb? Why didn't I give up the spirit when my mother bore me?
- World English Bible

Why from the womb do I not die? From the belly I have come forth and gasp!
- Youngs Literal Bible

Why died I not from the womb? Why did I not perish at birth?
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible Commentary for Job 3:11

Wesley's Notes for Job 3:11


3:9 The stars - Let the stars, which are the glory and beauty of the night, be covered with thick darkness, and that both in the evening twilight, when the stars begin to shine; and also in the farther progress of the night, even 'till the morning dawns. Look - Let its darkness be aggravated with the disappointment of its expectations of light. He ascribes sense or reasoning to the night, by a poetical fiction, usual in all writers. Dawning - Heb. the eye - lids of the day, the morning - star which ushers in the day, and the beginning, and progress of the morning light, let this whole natural day, consisting of night and day, be blotted out of the catalogue of days.

3:10 It - The night or the day: to which those things are ascribed which were done by others in them, as is frequent in poetical writings. Womb - That it might never have brought me forth. Nor hid - Because it did not keep me from entering into this miserable life, and seeing, or experiencing, these bitter sorrows.

3:12 The knees - Why did the midwife or nurse receive and lay me upon her knees, and not suffer me to fall upon the bare ground, 'till death had taken me out of this miserable world, into which their cruel kindness hath betrayed me? Why did the breasts prevent me from perishing through hunger, or supply me that should have what to suck? Thus Job unthankfully despises these wonderful mercies of God towards poor helpless infants.


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