Job 3:13
Good News Translation
If I had died then, I would be at rest now,

New Revised Standard Version
Now I would be lying down and quiet; I would be asleep; then I would be at rest

Contemporary English Version
Now I would be at peace in the silent world below

New American Bible
For then I should have lain down and been tranquil; had I slept, I should then have been at rest

Douay-Rheims Bible
For now I should have been asleep and still, and should have rest in my sleep:

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

For now I should have been asleep and still, and should have rest in my sleep:

then had I been at rest.

Ecclesiastes 6:3-5 If a man beget a hundred children, and live many years, and attain to a great age, and his soul make no use of the goods of his substance, and he be without burial: of this man I pronounce, that the untimely born is better than he. . . .

Ecclesiastes 9:10 Whatsoever thy hand is able to do, do it earnestly: for neither work, nor reason, nor wisdom, nor knowledge shall be in hell, whither thou art hastening.

Job Laments His Birth
12Why received upon the knees? why suckled at the breasts? 13For now I should have been asleep and still, and should have rest in my sleep:14With kings and consuls of the earth, who build themselves solitudes:…
Cross References
Job 3:12
Why received upon the knees? why suckled at the breasts?

Job 7:8
Nor shall the sight of man behold me: thy eyes are upon me, and I shall be no more.

Job 7:21
Why dost thou not remove my sin, and why dost thou not take away my iniquity? Behold now I shall sleep in the dust: and if thou seek me in the morning, I shall not be.

Job 10:21
Before I go and return no more, to a land that is dark and covered with the mist of death:

Job 10:22
A land of misery and darkness, where the shadow of death, and no order, but everlasting horror dwelleth.

Job 14:10
But man when he shall be dead, and stripped and consumed, I pray you where is he?

Job 14:12
So man when he is fallen asleep shall not rise again; till the heavens be broken, he shall not awake, nor rise up out of his sleep.

Job 14:20
Thou hast strengthened him for a little while, that he may pass away for ever: thou shalt change his face, and shalt send him away.

Job 16:22
For behold short years pass away, and I am walking in a path by which I shall not return.

Job 17:13
If I wait hell is my house, and I have made my bed in darkness.

Job 19:25
For I know that my Redeemer liveth, and in the last day I shall rise out of the earth.

Job 21:13
They spend their days in wealth, and in a moment they go down to hell.

Job 21:23
One man dieth strong, and hale, rich and happy.

Job 21:26
And yet they shall sleep together in the dust, and worms shall cover them.

Job 24:19
Let him pass from the snow waters to excessive heat, and his sin even to hell.

Job 24:20
Let mercy forget him: may worms be his sweetness: let him be remembered no more, but be broken in pieces as an unfruitful tree.

Job 26:5
Behold the giants groan under the waters, and they that dwell with them.

Job 26:6
Hell is naked before him, and there is no covering for destruction.

Job 34:22
There is no darkness, and there is no shadow of death, where they may be hid who work iniquity.

Ezekiel 32:27
And they shall not sleep with the brave, and with them that fell uncircumcised, that went down to hell with their weapons, and laid their swords under their heads, and their iniquities were in their bones, because they were the terror of the mighty in the land of the living.

Job 3:12
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