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Job 3:10 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— Because it shut not up the doors of my [mother's] womb, Nor hid trouble from mine eyes.
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— Because it shut not up the doors of my [mother's] womb, nor hid sorrow from mine eyes.
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— Because it did not shut the opening of my [mother’s] womb, Or hide trouble from my eyes.
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— Because it prevented not my birth, nor hid sorrow from my eyes.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— Because it shut not up the doors of the womb that bore me, and hid not trouble from mine eyes.
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— Because it closed not the doors of the womb wherein I was, and so hid trouble from mine eyes.
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— Because it hath not shut the doors Of the womb that was mine! And hide misery from mine eyes.
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— Because it shut not up the doors of the womb that bore me, nor took away evils from my eyes.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— Because it shut not vp the doores of my [mothers] wombe, nor hid sorrowe from mine eyes.
Brenton Greek Septuagint (LXX, Restored Names)
— because it shut not up the gates of my mother's womb, for [so] it would have removed sorrow from my eyes.
Full Hebrew Names / Holy Name KJV (2008) [2] [3]
— Because it shut not up the doors of my [mother's] womb, nor hid sorrow from mine eyes.

Strong's Numbers & Hebrew NamesHebrew Old TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
Because x3588
(3588) Complement
A primitive particle (the full form of the prepositional prefix) indicating causal relations of all kinds, antecedent or consequent; (by implication) very widely used as a relative conjugation or adverb; often largely modified by other particles annexed.
it shut not up 5462
{5462} Prime
A primitive root; to shut up; figuratively to surrender.
<8804> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Perfect (See H8816)
Count - 12562
(3808) Complement
lo; a primitive particle; not (the simple or abstract negation); by implication no; often used with other particles.
the doors 1817
{1817} Prime
From H1802; something swinging, that is, the valve of a door.
of my [mother's] womb, 990
{0990} Prime
From an unused root probably meaning to be hollow; the belly, especially the womb; also the bosom or body of anything.
nor hid 5641
{5641} Prime
A primitive root; to hide (by covering), literally or figuratively.
<8686> Grammar
Stem - Hiphil (See H8818)
Mood - Imperfect (See H8811)
Count - 4046
sorrow 5999
{5999} Prime
From H5998; toil, that is, wearing effort; hence worry, whether of body or mind.
from mine eyes. 5869
{5869} Prime
Probably a primitive word; an eye (literally or figuratively); by analogy a fountain (as the eye of the landscape).
(4480) Complement
For H4482; properly a part of; hence (prepositionally), from or out of in many senses.
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

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Matthew Henry's Commentary

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John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

Job 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.

Geneva Bible Translation Notes

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it shut not:

Job 10:18-19 Wherefore then hast thou brought me forth out of the womb? Oh that I had given up the ghost, and no eye had seen me! ... I should have been as though I had not been; I should have been carried from the womb to the grave.
Genesis 20:18 For the LORD had fast closed up all the wombs of the house of Abimelech, because of Sarah Abraham's wife.
Genesis 29:31 And when the LORD saw that Leah [was] hated, he opened her womb: but Rachel [was] barren.
1 Samuel 1:5 But unto Hannah he gave a worthy portion; for he loved Hannah: but the LORD had shut up her womb.
Ecclesiastes 6:3-5 If a man beget an hundred [children], and live many years, so that the days of his years be many, and his soul be not filled with good, and also [that] he have no burial; I say, [that] an untimely birth [is] better than he. ... Moreover he hath not seen the sun, nor known [any thing]: this hath more rest than the other.
Jeremiah 20:17 Because he slew me not from the womb; or that my mother might have been my grave, and her womb [to be] always great [with me].


Job 6:2-3 Oh that my grief were throughly weighed, and my calamity laid in the balances together! ... For now it would be heavier than the sand of the sea: therefore my words are swallowed up.
Job 10:1 My soul is weary of my life; I will leave my complaint upon myself; I will speak in the bitterness of my soul.
Job 23:2 Even to day [is] my complaint bitter: my stroke is heavier than my groaning.
Ecclesiastes 11:10 Therefore remove sorrow from thy heart, and put away evil from thy flesh: for childhood and youth [are] vanity.
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