Job 3:12

“Why did the knees prevent me? or why the breasts that I should suck?”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations for Job 3:12

Why did the knees preuent mee? or why the breasts, that I should sucke?
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"Why did the knees receive me, And why the breasts, that I should suck?
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Why did the knees receive me? Or why the breast, that I should suck?
- American Standard Version (1901)

Why did the knees take me, or why the breasts that they might give me milk?
- Basic English Bible

Why did the knees meet me? and wherefore the breasts, that I should suck?
- Darby Bible

Why did the knees receive me? or why the breasts that I should be nursed?
- Webster's Bible

Why did the knees receive me? Or why the breast, that I should nurse?
- World English Bible

Wherefore have knees been before me? And what [are] breasts, that I suck?
- Youngs Literal Bible

Why did the knees receive me? And wherefore the breasts, that I should suck?
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible Commentary for Job 3:12

Wesley's Notes for Job 3:12


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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