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Job 3:16 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— Or as a hidden untimely birth I had not been, As infants that never saw light.
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— Or as an hidden untimely birth I had not been; as infants [which] never saw light.
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— “Or like a miscarriage which is discarded, I would not be, As infants that never saw light.
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— Or as a hidden untimely birth I had not been; as infants [which] never saw light.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— Or as a hidden untimely birth I had not been; as infants that have not seen the light.
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— Or that, like an untimely birth hidden away, I had not come into being, like infants that never saw light:
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— (Or as a hidden abortion I am not, As infants—they have not seen light.)
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— Or as a hidden untimely birth, I should not be; or as they that, being conceived, have not seen the light.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— Or as an hidden vntimely birth, I had not bene; as infants [which] neuer saw light.
Brenton Greek Septuagint (LXX, Restored Names)
— or [I should have been] as an untimely birth proceeding from his mother's womb, or as infants who never saw light.
Full Hebrew Names / Holy Name KJV (2008) [2] [3]
— Or as an hidden untimely birth I had not been; as infants [which] never saw light.

Strong's Numbers & Hebrew NamesHebrew Old TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
Or x176
(0176) Complement
אוֹ
'ow
{o}
The first form is presumed to be the 'constructive' or genitival form of the second form which is short for H0185; desire (and so probably in Proverbs 31:4); hence (by way of alternative) or, also if.
as an hidden 2934
{2934} Prime
טָמַן
taman
{taw-man'}
A primitive root; to hide (by covering over).
z8803
<8803> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Participle Passive (See H8815)
Count - 1415
untimely birth 5309
{5309} Prime
נֶפֶל
nephel
{neh'-fel}
From H5307; something fallen, that is, an abortion.
I had not x3808
(3808) Complement
לֹא
lo'
{lo}
lo; a primitive particle; not (the simple or abstract negation); by implication no; often used with other particles.
been; x1961
(1961) Complement
הָיָה
hayah
{haw-yaw'}
A primitive root (compare H1933); to exist, that is, be or become, come to pass (always emphatic, and not a mere copula or auxiliary).
as infants 5768
{5768} Prime
עוֹלֵל
`owlel
{o-lale'}
From H5763; a suckling.
[which] never x3808
(3808) Complement
לֹא
lo'
{lo}
lo; a primitive particle; not (the simple or abstract negation); by implication no; often used with other particles.
saw 7200
{7200} Prime
רָאָה
ra'ah
{raw-aw'}
A primitive root; to see, literally or figuratively (in numerous applications, direct and implied, transitively, intransitively and causatively).
z8804
<8804> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Perfect (See H8816)
Count - 12562
light. 216
{0216} Prime
אוֹר
'owr
{ore}
From H0215; illumination or (concretely) luminary (in every sense, including lightning, happiness, etc.).
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

Job 3:16

_ _ untimely birth — (Psalms 58:8); preferable to the life of the restless miser (Ecclesiastes 6:3-5).

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on Job 3:11-19.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

Job 3:16

Hidden — Undiscerned and unregarded. Born before the due time. Been — In the land of the living.

Geneva Bible Translation Notes

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an hidden:

Psalms 58:8 As a snail [which] melteth, let [every one of them] pass away: [like] the untimely birth of a woman, [that] they may not see the sun.
1 Corinthians 15:8 And last of all he was seen of me also, as of one born out of due time.
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Ps 58:8. 1Co 15:8.

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